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The Love of Christ

                      The Love of Christ

                                        Romans 8:31-39
                    If God be for us, who can be against us?   

To separate means to: disconnect, detach, breakup, split, parting (of the ways), estrangement, rift, rupture, breach, divide. Paul declares Christ’s love for us by posing this question; Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? The fear of separation from God is not possible to those who are Christ’s. If we are truly born again by the Spirit of God, we can know and experience the boundless, unwavering love of Christ.  What security this brings to the believer. There is no need to ever fear the past, the present or the future––– we are secure and protected, in the love of Christ.

God assures us that the hard things in life are working for our good and not against us. He encourages us that we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. God allows the trials of life to come so that He may use them in our lives for His gl…

For the Glory of God

                  For the Glory of God

                                       John 11:l-4
 . . . “Lord, he whom you love is ill.”  But when Jesus heard it he said, “This illness does not lead to death. It is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.”



Have you ever considered that your suffering is a gift from God to you and, “It is for the glory of God?”  Or, is it hard to think that suffering is a gift when you are in the midst of the suffering?

Mary and Martha sent word to Jesus that Lazarus was very ill and in that message they included words so important to those whom suffer, “he whom you love is sick.” The sisters of Lazarus were distressed and hurting for their brother. They wanted Jesus to be there for him, but Jesus did not come to Bethany immediately. He tarried awhile before making that journey. Martha, in her pain said, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died” (John 11:21).

Jesus knew Lazarus was sick and that he had already d…

A Spiritual War

                       A Spiritual War 

2 Corinthians 10:4,5
( For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)  Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

In 2 Corinthians 10:4, the Bible speaks of fortresses or spiritual strongholds which hold people captive by the forces of evil. How can one dispel the satanic assaults that the prince of darkness promotes? How does one demolish the influences of the evil one and defeat falsehood? Only by the Gospel according to the Word of God can one be rescued from the lies and deceptions of hell (2 Corinthians 4:3,4). Wrong philosophies, false teachings, and those that oppose the Word of God are the enemies of Christ. They are fortresses that seal off the mind, damage good reasoning and assault one’s purpose in life. If we allow ourselves to…

A Love Story

                        A Love Story

                                         Ruth 1:1-2
Now it came to pass in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Beth–lehem–judah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons.And the name of the man was Elimelech, and the name of his wife Naomi, and the name of his two sons Mahlon and Chilion, Ephrathites of Beth–lehem–judah. And they came into the country of Moab, and continued there.


The story of Ruth is an exciting adventure during a most difficult time in history, “when the judges ruled.” It was the worst of times because, “every man did that which was right in his own eyes.” During this time in history, we come to the little book called Ruth, a true historical account of God using the most difficult of times to show He is never idle. Ruth is a picture of the helpless, and hopeless …