Speaking the Truth in Love

Posts from September 2020

How to Face Your Golgotha

Jesus faced the greatest test of faith in His life. He did not look forward to the events that would culminate in His own funeral.  He knew exactly what was coming. Betrayal. Shame. Torture. Trauma. Thirst. Loneliness. Death.  How could He look at that and not flinch?  How do we handle the great challenges to…

1 John 5:13-14

13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. 14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

The Strength of Kindness

The Strength of Kindness The prayer was one of the most expressive and the words were memorable. It was uttered by a man who had only recently become a Christian. His tall impressive frame reflected confidence and success as he walked before the congregation. His voice conveyed the note of sincerity as he said, “Dear…

Psalm 9:9-10

The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Psalm 34:10b Those who seek the Lord lack no good thing. Isaiah 26: 3-4 Those of steadfast mind you keep in peace—because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for in the Lord God you have an everlasting rock.

Three Barriers to Answered Prayer

It is known within the Virginia State Highway Patrol that sometimes officers sneak away for a game of golf. One officer had forgotten which course his friend said to meet him. When he called his friend’s office, the receptionist said, “I’m sorry; Dan’s away from his desk.” Knowing she would not admit where Dan was,…

Genesis 12:2-3

2 “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”