Tag Archive: pain

Biblical Foundations 7: Resting In Christ 2 (Galatians 6:9)

Six posts ago we began our current series—Biblical Foundations—to look at the cornerstones of this local church: Why does God have each us attending HERE? What is He doing in and through us… Continue reading

What God Has Been Teaching Me Lately XL (40)…

Greetings My Friends~ As a simple pilgrim following Jesus through the rainforests and deserts of this earthly life, I would like to humbly share some of what God has been bubbling up in… Continue reading

The “Yet”s of God…

I’ve been thinking about the word “yet” this morning (yes, I know I’m a word-nerd…I can’t help it!). 🙂 Officially, the word “yet” has a few different uses/definitions (please click HERE), but for… Continue reading

Be Still & Know That He Is God…

Isaiah 46:3-10 (please click HERE) is a POWERFUL passage in the Bible that God is using in my life these days. I feel almost magnetically drawn–emotionally, spiritually and mentally–to these eight verses and… Continue reading

Confessions Of A Worry-er…

. “Hello. My name is M.J. (“Hi M.J.!”)… . …I’m a worry-er.” . I worry…a lot. . I worry a lot of the time about a lot of things… . . -Finances -Family… Continue reading

“My Comfort In My Suffering Is This…”

“…Your promise preserves my life” (Psalm 119:50). Wow. Let’s notice what that verse does NOT say: -my accomplishments preserve my life; -my bank account preserves my life; -my obedience to God preserves my… Continue reading

Overcoming Hardship…

Recent question from a dear friend of mine: When God allows the devil to bring negative things into my family, what is the best way to deal with them? I pray and ask… Continue reading

Links In The Chain…

Matthew 1:1-17 (please click on Scripture passage above [and those below] to read the actual Biblical text) . Why preach on a passage of Scripture that just has a bunch of hard to… Continue reading

Look at the Scoreboard…A Football Allegory

“Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean He no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or… Continue reading

Haunting Verses of the Bible III: Forgiveness

“For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your… Continue reading