There had been no announcement. No one had come with a message. Jesus told his disciples, “Lazarus is dead. And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there that you may believe” (John 11:14-15a).
Can you imagine the look of shock and surprise on the faces of the disciples?
Jesus raised his friend Lazarus from the dead so that his followers and others might believe he is the son of God. But they hadn’t seen anything, yet. Not too many days after Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead the Jews finally had the Lord killed as they wanted. Continue reading “Both Lord and Christ”
Jesus compared the difficulty of a rich man entering the kingdom to a camel going through the eye of a needle (Matthew 19:23-24). The disciples asked, “Who then can be saved?” (Matthew 19:25, NKJV). Jesus said:
“With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26).
Let’s look at this from God’s perspective and see what he means. Continue reading “Is it true that with God nothing is impossible?”
God gave us the seven elements of Ephesians 4:4-6 as the basis for unity. To preserve and promote unity, we must maintain these elements just as the Lord gave them to us. Continue reading Unity in Seven Words
Barack Hussein Obama II is set to be inaugurated on January 20 as the 44th President of the United States of America. In officially being sworn into that office, he will inherit a mind-boggling amount of power and privileges. Continue reading The Ruler Receives Power
Glenda Williams tells that in their jail ministry in Geneva, Alabama, when one prisoner was baptized, he felt so thankful for the forgiveness of his sins that he stood in the baptistry and wept for a long time. Continue reading Tears of Joy