Reach Here with Your Finger
But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples were saying to Him,'We have seen the Lord!' But He said to them, 'Unless I see in His hands the imprint of the nails, and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.' After eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors having been shut, and stood in their midst and said, 'Peace be with you.' Then He said to Thomas, 'Reach here with your finger, and see My hands; and reach here with your hand and put it into My side; and do not be unbelieving, but believing.' Thomas answered and said to Him, 'My Lord and my God!' Jesus said to him, 'Because you have seen Me, have you believed? Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed.' (John 20:24-29 NASB).
We've all have heard of doubting Thomas; he was one of the disciples of Jesus. He said he would refuse to believe that Jesus had risen until He would put his hand in the nail-prints in Jesus' hands and side.Read more...
Too Many Gods
Where are your gods which you made for yourself? Let them arise, if they can save you in the time of your trouble; for according to the number of your cities are your gods, O Judah (Jeremiah 2:28).
Are you busy? Is your life full? Your lives must be quite full. We are a church of 151 members and there were 12 people at prayer meeting this week.
Our lives are full but what are they full of? The things we give our time to, the things we fill our hearts and minds with, those things are like gods to us. Polytheism is the worship of multiple gods. We are Christians--monotheists. We say we worship one God.
Today let us together explore the Lordship of Jesus and compare that to the primacy of other gods in our lives.Read more...
Three Angels and Lots of People
"In the beginning, God." That is how the Bible starts. And at the end, "Even so, come Lord Jesus." Where are we in the flow of time? Not at some random place. There have been developments. We understand from Bible prophecy that the final movements will be rapid ones. In the Book of Revelation, we learn especially about these closing prophetic sequences. It is at the Bible's conclusion that its message is summed and concentrated, outlined and clarified for us.Read more...
God Planned You
"Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you" (Jeremiah 1:5 ).
Today a message from heaven about destiny and divine purpose. Destiny, because God has a plan for every life. And divine purpose, because He does not force us into His plan; He guides us to his plan. Then He lets us choose. He does not take away the free will He has given us. He seeks those who will worship Him in spirit and in truth (John 4:23, 24). God seeks you, but does not compel you.Read more...
Sleeping Under the Stars
Every Person Knows There is a God
Every person knows there is a God. In the Bible God tells us the truth about Himself: "Since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made" (Romans 1:20). Every person knows there is a God. His power made the earth and the stars. We see them; we cannot not see them. We know there is a Creator. More than this, we all have in ourselves a built-in moral compass, a knowledge that right is right and wrong is wrong. And we know when we violate that code. To know right and wrong is written on our heart. It is a gift to us from Jesus.Read more...
Holy People Holy Day
Does Christianity change people? The world wants to know. Does being a Christian make any difference at all? If God forgives our sins but we keep doing the same things we did before we embraced Truth, then don't non-Christians have a right to ask how Jesus makes any difference?
Christians claim that the Bible is a communication from God to man. We claim to live our lives by God's Book. Then how can the non-Christian know if we are doing that? Is there any outward sign that might point to the inward reality? Something that would show people whether or not the Christian is doing what God in the Bible calls him to do?
The answer is, Yes, Christianity actually changes people; yes, there are Christians who live their lives by God's Book; and yes, there is an outwardly visible repeating sign. The Bible will tell us in this hour exactly what that sign is!Read more...