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Romans 8:28 – A Magnificent and Misused Verse
As a verse, Romans 8:28 is a comfort and a classic. It says, “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose” It is known and memorized by many. It is found as a text on numerous sympathy…
Daniel in the Lions’ Den – Daniel 6
“Daniel in the Lions’ Den” is a story of devotion, deception, despair and deliverance. This specific event in the life of Daniel reveals the character of a man who lived the life of faith (cf. Heb. 11:33). From the time he was a teenager through to his later years, Daniel proved…
God is in Heaven
Our Father in heaven” (Matt. 6:8)? In this post I want to dwell on the two words “in heaven” because they are filled with glorious truth that ought to greatly encourages us when we pray. The Scriptures teach that God is everywhere (omnipresent). Yet in a special way, His abode is located in Heaven. It is the place in which He rules and governs the…
When Sorrows like Sea Billows Roll
The Lord Jesus Christ loves His people and He cares for them. He said to His disciples and He says it to you too, “Let not your hearts be troubled”. Dedicated to Jonathan and Fiona Kusilek. Today marks one year since the death of their precious daughter Olivia.
Finding Hope in the Midst of Grief
Trials, testings, and suffering can be very painful. Such difficulties can come in various forms – one of which is loss. Losing a loved one is a horrible tragedy. The excruciating experience of loss will result in grief. Grief is that normal process…
The Prosperity Gospel?
“If you profess to be a child of God, leave to the Lord Jesus to sanctify you in His own way. Rest satisfied that He never makes any mistakes. Be sure that He does all things well. The winds may howl around you, and waters swell. But fear not, ‘He is leading you by the right way, that He may bring you to a city of habitation’ (Psalm 107:7).”
Peace Through Our Trust in God
We have peace with God when we trust in Him by obeying what He commands us to do each day according to His Word.
Our Faithful Shepherd
Every time I cried out in pain and confusion, God graciously touched me in some way, giving me what I needed to push on. He has taught me that His purpose for my life is based firstly on holiness and not happiness. Despite being unhappy many times during those two to three years, I am truly thankful and in awe of how good and gracious God was in teaching and developing me…
Little Big Decisions – sweat the small stuff
Sometimes little decisions are much bigger than they may appear at first glance. Let’s say that my boss at work wants me to stay back late, but it’s Bible study night. Should I go to Bible study? Or should I stay at work? It seems to be rare that someone would fall away from the faith by making…
A Handbook of Enemy Strategies
Christianity stands or falls with the reality of Satan and demons. Why? Because Jesus spent his whole ministry fighting them. If they are not real he is reduced to a comic figure. What is Satan’s aim and his strategies?