The meaning of holiness

The meaning of holiness

When Isaiah beheld God sitting on his throne, high and exalted, with his robe filling the temple, angels flew around him and said to one another, “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory” (Isaiah 6:3). The angels didn’t say the Lord is powerful, pure, loving, just, or […]

What is integrity?

What is integrity?

A biblical author once wrote, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). Jesus is both eternal and unchanging. If the author of Hebrews had wanted to use one word to describe Jesus as unchanging he could have said, “Jesus possesses integrity.” The word integrity speaks of someone who is “whole […]

Before Jesus healed he felt this

Before Jesus healed he felt this

When two blind men cried out to Jesus, the crowd saw them as intruders–irritants they brushed aside like pesky flies.  Jesus viewed them differently.  Matthew tells us: “Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes.  Immediately they received their sight and followed him.” (Matthew 20:34). On another occasion a leprous man approached Jesus, fell […]

How I hope to face hardship

How I hope to face hardship

On December 17, 1850, Captain Allen Gardiner and six companions landed at Patagonia on the southern tip of South America. They made that long journey to bring the gospel to a people so primitive that evolutionist Charles Darwin said they existed “in a lower state than in any other part of the world.” Gardiner had […]

When you lack the needed faith

When you lack the needed faith

We all face situations where a gap exists between the faith we have and the faith needed to release the power of God into a situation. Like the dad who begged the Lord’s disciples to evict a demon from his son. The evil spirit would trigger convulsions and try to kill the boy by throwing […]