We are all going to go through trials, difficulties, and sufferings in this life, whether we are a Christian or a non-Christian. It is just part of living in these flesh bodies and in this imperfect and sinful world. Some of us will go through these to a much greater degree than others, but we … Continue reading Suffering Has a Purpose
Jesus, in sending out his 12 disciples to go and to proclaim the kingdom of heaven, gave them a list of instructions, and he also gave them some warnings. He told them that he was sending them out as sheep among wolves, so they were to be as wise as serpents and as innocent as … Continue reading Not Worthy of Him?
Matthew 5:1-5 ESV Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. “Blessed … Continue reading He Opened His Mouth
Romans 5:1-2 ESV Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. By faith in Jesus Christ, we have been … Continue reading In Our Sufferings
Psalm 143:1-4 ESV Hear my prayer, O Lord; give ear to my pleas for mercy! In your faithfulness answer me, in your righteousness! Enter not into judgment with your servant, for no one living is righteous before you. For the enemy has pursued my soul; he has crushed my life to the ground; he has … Continue reading Praying for Relief
Romans 8:24-25 ESV For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience. God’s plan of salvation for us is that we should die with Christ to … Continue reading In This Hope
Mark 8:31-33 ESV And he began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed, and after three days rise again. And he said this plainly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. … Continue reading A Solemn Reality