Hope for Life

The God Who Goes Before

The God Who Goes Before

Who's going to go first?

I don't want a God who stays behind while I go first. I don't want a God who waits until I'm in trouble and then comes to my rescue. I want a God that goes ahead of me. I want a God that I can follow, one who will lead me the way I should go.

Good People Need Jesus Too

Good People Need Jesus Too

Since I already am a good person, why do I need Jesus?

Good people still need Jesus. He is the only way to God because he is the only man to ever live a life good enough to spend eternity with God.

Jonah and Nineveh

Jonah and Nineveh

What happened to Jonah AFTER he got out of the fish

Jonah is not remembered for his birth place and burial tomb, but because he finally did what God directed him to do. And the people he talked to responded to God's call.

If You Can’t Trust a Panda

If You Can’t Trust a Panda

If you can't trust a panda, who can you trust?

Faking Christianity may score points with your friends and neighbors. Living the Christian life can fill your life with purpose and meaning, giving you a powerful hope for the future.

Jesus Knows Me, This I Love

Jesus Knows Me, This I Love

I love fresh takes on an old song.

Jesus knows me. He know me better than I know myself. He loves me anyway. And I love that.

Touching Jesus

Touching Jesus

Are you good enough?

Have you ever felt like you had no right to ask God for anything? Or maybe you thought that others would judge you and reject you if they knew your secret? Does it seem like Jesus has something to offer others, but nothing for you? You can have peace.

Hooker to Hero

Hooker to Hero

Why would anyone want to write about a hooker on a Christian website?

Rahab is the story of a prostitute who became a spiritual hero. Her story is important for all of us to know.

Christian Graces

Christian Graces

More Kingdom work is done in hospitals than in church buildings

Dying and death come at inconvenient times, interrupting life. Yet, I have become convinced it is at precisely those times that one can see firsthand Christian Graces. Walking with the real people as death interrupts their living, by listening, preparing

A Place of Rest

A Place of Rest

How do we face unspeakable loss?

May such tragedies never come your way. But should they come, please remember these thoughts. A child who dies leaves a world of strife, finding a place of rest. We can't bring them back, but we can live our lives in such a way that we will go to them.

It Is Not Too Late

It Is Not Too Late

Some older people worry that they have missed their chance to follow Jesus. Not true

It is never too late to follow Jesus. He is still calling you to come to him. Now matter how old.

Sinners and Holy People

Sinners and Holy People

Jesus came for the good, the bad, and the ugly

Jesus wants to remind us that performing a series of religious acts doesn't make us right with God. Our attitude matters. What the Bible calls "the heart." While men look at the outside, God looks at the heart.

Lost and Found

Lost and Found

If I lose a $20 bill, it doesn't matter if I still have two other ones. I want to find the lost one. God feels that way about us.

Just like we rejoice over finding lost money, God rejoices when lost people are found.

A Fan

A Fan

Doing right is always good, but not always honored by the world around you.

our culture disregards the "role model" for the "role idol" where everything celebrities do is worshipped including their unseemly behavior and outward expressions. Like Bobby Richardson, there are some celebrities who strive to live the Christ like lif

Fences

Fences

Is God a party pooper?

My dogs just want to chase squirrels. What they don't realize is the danger that puts them in. They don't understand that the fence that seems restricting is actually something put there to protect them.

I Preached My Dad's Funeral

I Preached My Dad's Funeral

I learned some very important truths when I preached my Dad's funeral.

Preaching my Dad's funeral taught me important lessons about my own life... and my own death.

The Night I Was Argentine

The Night I Was Argentine

Sometimes, everyone gets to be a part of things

My status as an Argentine was a fleeting thing. It ended when the World Cup celebration was over. But my right to be a part of God’s people will never end.

Do You Want to Live Longer and Be Happier?

Do You Want to Live Longer and Be Happier?

Getting married and going to church makes a difference... just not the way you think.

Do not be a Christian so you will be healthier and happier. Be a Christian so you will live.

Heaven and Hell

Heaven and Hell

If you believe in Heaven, then you must believe in Hell.

If you believe in life on this earth, then you must believe in life after death because scripture talks about both. If you believe in Heaven, then you must believe in Hell. And if you believe that God wants all of his people to go to Heaven, then you have

Discovering Jesus

Discovering Jesus

What if Jesus isn't who you expect him to be?

When the promised Messiah arrived, the Pharisees rejected him and plotted to have him killed, despite having spent their entire lives reading about his coming. Why? He wasn't what they expected him to be.

Alzheimer's and Jesus

Alzheimer's and Jesus

My Dad has Alzheimer's and it makes me think about Jesus.

It is hard to see the real person behind the Alzheimer's. But they are there. Someday they will be whole again. I believe.

Faith and Faithfulness

Faith and Faithfulness

Can't have faith without being faithful

Hiroo Onoda followed orders for more than 30 years, remaining at his post long after the war had ended. Christians need to learn to be faithful to God with that same intensity.

The Truth about Hypocrites at Church

The Truth about Hypocrites at Church

They are why some won't come to church, but the truth about hypocrites is not what you think.

Hypocrites intentionally act different from what they say. That is not true about Christians.

A Lot of Telling to Do

A Lot of Telling to Do

Are you ready to tell someone?

Throughout the book of Acts, there are examples of regular people telling their friends about how God sent His Son so that the world might be saved. With 4.6 billion souls still needing to hear that story, we have a lot telling to do.

The Substitute

The Substitute

The Lord will provide a substitute

Just as God did for Abraham and David, he provided a substitute for the whole world's sin: Jesus Christ

How Can I Find Out More About Jesus?

How Can I Find Out More About Jesus?

For people who want to know more about Jesus but don't know where to begin.

Here are three very practical ways to begin learning about Jesus.