I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago—whether in the body I do not know, or whether out of the body I do not know, God knows—such a one was caught up to the third heaven. And I know such a man—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows— how he was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter. (2 Co 12:2-4)
I probably first heard of the phenomenon of Near Dead Experiences from the Reader’s Digest decades a
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Have you ever felt like this? Something was wrong, but you weren’t sure what? You wanted to pray, but didn’t know what to say?
I’m guessing you have, because it is a situation so common that God talks about it in the Bible. “Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit
This is the day the LORD has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalms 118:24)
I’m not sure why, but mornings have always been a bit of a trial for me. I remember our principal at Bible School telling us that the Christian can bounce out of bed in the morning quoting the verse above and looking forward to another day. But that hasn’t been my experience. So this post is very much aimed at me.
You are welcome to read along, while I remind myself of some reasons tha
Is Easter a chance to go to church and show off your latest wardrobe? A chance for your worship team to show off its talents? A time for your pastor to use his greatest oratorical skills to impress the crowd? Maybe even the opportunity to fill the offering baskets to overflowing!
Most of us would say a hearty NO to the paragraph above. This is a day for us to think about what Jesus did for us. Good Friday is past, and this morning the tomb is empty. The work is finished, and Evil has receiv
I’m all alone here this morning. My wife and our daughters and granddaughters went for breakfast together. So I was doing some thinking, and I’ll try to share some of those thoughts.
I’ve noticed that even some Christians tend to lose sight of the meaning of Good Friday. Like Christmas, they just brush it aside as being pagan in origin. Now, I suppose that Easter was first put in place on a pagan holiday to help pagans forget what they used to celebrate on that day. That doesn’t reall
I’ve got a cold; a bad cold. It started four or five days ago, and I’ve been pretty miserable the last couple days. But when I did a search for a free image to describe how I’m feeling, I discovered that I’m pretty well off in comparison to some other people.
So my train of thought has shifted a little. Now I’m thinking of how blessed I am rather than how miserable I feel. A lot of times the big difference between being joyous or miserable is as simple as our attitude towards life.
Where is God when I need Him? Why doesn't life make sense? How can I find meaning in life? Why isn't life fair?
Solomon asked over thirty questions in Ecclessiastes. Many of them we can relate to, because we face them as well. That is why Ecclessiastes is a book that we should pay attention to in the modern era. The questions don’t go away. Rather they increase.
Can you find meaning in life through intellectual pursuits? Solomon couldn’t. Can you find meaning in life through pleasure