God can go beyond what we do or even beyond what we think. Amen: a word found in every language. It is the last word in the Bible. It means ‘So Be It’ and ‘It Is So’. It leaves us with a sense of trust and assurance that our God has heard us and will […]
Genesis 38 – Tamar, twice-widowed. Why do we care about this Canaanite woman? Where are the heroes? In this story there is no hero. Tamar acted nobly to continue the name of the family. God still used these people. God still had His plan in this story. Tamar is named in Christ’s genealogy. Care for […]
II Corinthians 5:17-21 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ,the new creation has come:[a] The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the […]
John 20 – The Resurrection can be very hard to believe. Thomas hasn’t been the only one who doubted the reality of Jesus’ rising from the dead. Many today still wonder, and they ask, “Seriously?” When He did return to see Thomas his men were still afraid. They were still hiding. Jesus is still offering […]
Are we contributing to the Oneness of Christ’s Church? Jesus told us to make every effort to keep the unity. John Wesley gave us strong lessons about the universal Christian Church: Join together because our hearts have a zeal for the Lord Jesus Christ.
God does a work in us to change us through the Holy Spirit. The Spirit is a Person of the Trinity. When you believe in Christ, the Holy Spirit comes to reside in you. Free Methodists believe in the work of the Holy Spirit in every believer–the second work of grace. He’s given other names: […]
I Corinthians 15: 12-17 But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your […]
This is a statement of Jesus’ victory over death. Jesus went into Hades/Hell to proclaim that from this moment on everything will be different. I have destroyed death. Christ took action on our behalf.
This account is recorded in all four gospels. Pilate, the Roman governor found no fault in Christ. He allowed himself to be controlled by the crowd. Pilate was a very poor leader; an inadequate politician. He did not know Who Jesus Was. It’s easier to ignore truth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary. It cannot be explained. It is a mystery. But we declare it, we believe it. A virgin birth? Yes! God is able. “God showed us His heart, by becoming small to win our hearts.” […]