Jesus allows joining into family of God

“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God”… — John 1:12

Jesus’ birth beginning of fulfillment of God’s plan

In the movie, “A Christmas Carol,” Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the ghosts of Christmases past, present, and future who showed him the bleakness in each stage of his life and that he didn’t have a very bright future because of his past and present course. During this time of year, the Christian world celebrates […]

Jesus real reason for being good

Someone recently told me he was most scared of going to jail. When I looked at him incredulously he said, “I know, I should be most scared of hell, but I’ve been to jail.” Apparently, that wasn’t a pleasant experience for him and I think that within humane constraints, jail and prison should not be […]

Even meager contributions make a difference

In Luke 21: 1-4 and Mark 12: 41-44 (NIV), we read where Jesus noticed the widow putting two copper coins into the temple treasury. They were worth less than a penny, which is America’s smallest coin, also made of copper. That has nothing to do with this article except that she had less than two […]

Prepare for best when it comes to eternity

Parents often advise their children to prepare for the worst. Before Jesus’ crucifixion he mentioned two prepared places. In John 14: 1-3, he mentioned a place he’ll prepare in heaven for the elect who’ll be gathered from throughout the earth when he comes the second time (Hebrews 9: 27, 28). He’ll take them then unto […]

Jesus overcame tribulation, the world

Debra Whittington “Jesus wept.” John 11:35

Christmas brings Jesus’ good news

Debra Whittington

Baby Jesus grew up to be Lord

Leonard Lauriault At Christmastime most people are content to dwell on Jesus’ first coming – the drama surrounding his birth presented in the first few chapters of Matthew and Luke in the Bible. They remember that since there was no room in the inn, Mary and Joseph stayed in the stable and when Jesus was […]

Jesus’ presence makes good company

Leonard Lauriault The Christmas season is now upon us. An article I read recently about Christmas mentioned that the book of Matthew begins and ends with reminders that God is with us, which is the meaning of Jesus’ name – Immanuel (Matthew 1: 20-23; 28: 18-20). God had made this promise throughout history and fulfilled […]

Jesus’ salvation lies within grasp

Leonard Lauriault It’s not too late, yet.