In our pursuit of happiness, are we pursuing the right things?
In preparing for a message that I will be preaching this coming Wednesday night, I wanted to share a few thoughts with you concerning triumph and suffering. I am looking forward to sharing with our congregation, a message of hope that will encourage people who are struggling. God has something special planned for you! We don’t often associate triumph with suffering. In fact, they are considered to be on opposite sides of the… Read More
Yet, the angel tells Mary to not be afraid. I have often asked myself, how would Mary have dealt with her fear? Did she have relapses of fear in the days that followed this encounter?
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, (James 1:2 (ESV)). When faced with the difficulties life throws at us it is easy to turn to a natural response of anger, discouragement, confusion, despair or a combination of all other these. Easily life can cause a person to struggle emotionally, physically and spiritually. James gives a peculiar instruction when he tells us to “Count it all joy,… Read More
“Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.” Hebrews 10:35–36 (ESV) This is an incredible promise to the believer who trusts and serves God with all their heart. That we have a great reward waiting for us in eternity. Spending an eternity with Him! The hope… Read More