Faith

Now is the Time

Now is the time of God's favour, now is the day of salvation. 2 Corinthians 6:2

A man who writes a column in the St. Louis daily newspaper stated, after he had been baptized as an adult: "I wish I had received spiritual training when young. I believe it would have given me a better moral and ethical base from which to govern my life; I would have avoided many of the pitfalls of ego and arrogance." 

Speaking Clearly

"If I want him [John] to remain alive until I return, what is that to you?

You must follow Me." John 21:22


"Reading from the same page" is an expression often used to point out the need for two (or more) persons to make sure that in the conversation they are talking about the same thing. No agreement can be reached when one is talking about apples and the other about oranges.

Eternal Life – by Grace

"Then the King will say to those on His right, 'Come, you are blessed by My Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.'" Matthew 25:34

Our Lord’s self-identification with the needy as “the least of these brothers of Mine” (Matthew 25:40), is readily understood and deeply appreciated. Jesus calls for good works in a most appealing way. Some have sought to find support here for their belief that acceptance with God rests not only on faith but also on good works.

Real Security

John 10:27-28 "My sheep listen to My voice ....I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of My hand."

Security is important to us. Many people today have security systems to protect their homes. Businesses hire security guards. People in our nation are hoping Social Security will still be there for the

God Will Finish His Work

Philippians 1:6 "I always pray... confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."

In six days God completed His creation. On the seventh day He rested, for "the heavens and the earth were completed." In Christians God has begun another work -- that of creating them anew in Christ. Will He finish also this work? 

This is the Day!"

Psalm 118:24 "This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it."

The Christian religion has often been criticized for being too otherworldly -- for putting too much emphasis on the life that lies beyond the grave, and too little emphasis on the life that is here and now. The Christian religion, it is claimed, offers the believer only "pie in the sky," while providing little joy in the work-a-day world in which we live. What shall we say to this?