Jesus confronted the very thing I’m most afraid of: being rejected for being your authentic self. In the face of unbelief, Jesus stood firm. He was confident in His person and certain of what was true.
Jesus came to this earth as a baby, lived a sinless life, died a horrific death, and rose from the dead so that all who believe might be saved and live an abundant, grace-filled life! Let’s proclaim that message to the world together.
Want more joy in your day? Cultivate it! Joy springs from viewing the day’s events from eternity’s perspective. With this intentional focus, you’re sure to see today differently—with more joy and conviction that God is at work in your life.
Saying Yes to God’s Surprising Invitations: One Little Girl, Two Ordinary Believers, 1.3 Billion Souls
In 2017, Jim and Kelley began partnering with Insight for Living Ministries to lay the groundwork for Vision 195 in India. Looking back, they realize the Lord had been building in them a calling for this country for decades.
An angel appears to lowly shepherds on a Bethlehem hillside, inviting them to meet the Saviour of the world, and that is followed by a choir of thousands more angels! This was not an invitation they considered declining.
With my veil of self-pity tossed aside, I was flooded with relief. God had to take me as a young marine to Japan to remove all the distractions that normally would have preoccupied me at Christmastime so that I could be with Him and adore Him.
At the end of the year, many Christians, brimming with optimism and motivation, assess their walk with Christ and resolve to turn over a new leaf by cultivating their spiritual life. Sadly for many, the leaf wilts, the resolution dissolves, and the motivation stalls as their lives become complicated.
Jesus stated His goal when He said, “I will build my church…” and throughout the gospels we see Jesus doing that and ministering with His disciples. But then He was then crucified, buried, and that was the end of His ministry, right? Wrong!
Both Judaism and Christianity have the same Old Testament. The essential difference is that Christians accept Jesus as the Messiah and their personal Saviour while Jews do not.