And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: And both Jesus was called, and His disciples, to the marriage. And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto them, They have no wine.” John 2:1-3
The first recorded miracle Jesus performed was at a wedding. The wine had run out, and the Lord Jesus Christ, at the request of His mother, moved in to take care of the embarrassing situation. He told the servants to fill six available water pots with water. Then, He turned the water into wine — but not ordinary wine, the very best.READ MORE
Have you made a mess of your life? Do you wish you could have another chance or start over again? If that's the way you feel, I have good news for you: God wants to make your life over anew, and He can do it today if you'll let Him. He sent His prophet Jeremiah to teach this lesson to Israel. Jeremiah 18:1-2 says, “The word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying, Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause thee to hear My words.”READ MORE
Christianity is not a legal relationship, it is a love relationship. Ten thousand “don'ts” will never make you one iota more like the Lord Jesus Christ. It is Jesus Himself Who makes you like Him. But you need to spend time with Him. I want to give you five factors for spending some quiet time with Him each day.READ MORE
There is a legend that has grown up around Pontius Pilate. After he allowed the Lord Jesus to be crucified, tradition says he went back to Rome to report what had happened. And even though he had washed his hands and declared his innocence in Jesus’ death, he was conscience smitten. According to tradition, upon leaving Rome; he went to Switzerland. And in the anguish of guilt, he jumped off of a mountain — Mount Pilatus, allegedly named for him — and committed suicide.
Now, this is a legend, but it is a fact that many people are chased by guilt. Guilt is eating them alive, and they don't know what to do with it.READ MORE
So for us as believers, Thanksgiving is far above being a day of hearty feasting and being entertained by sports. It is a very wonderful opportunity to exercise our sacred duty and high privilege of praising God for His goodness and mercy to us.
We are commanded to be thankful. And we know that God delights in the praises of His people. Therefore, you and I need to ask how we can be a thankful people at this season. I want to suggest several things that you will find are important as you consider how.READ MORE
Christians celebrate Christmas, and if you do not understand this event, you don't have the golden key of all history.READ MORE
There is a story that is told of Salvation Army founder William Booth. In his later years and in frail health, he was invited to say a word of encouragement to a convocation. Unable to attend, he sent a telegram with a simple yet powerful message. It had one word on it: “Others.”
“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
Most would agree that these are trying and confusing times. And as we look at the year before us, how can we know God’s will? By trusting and acknowledging Him in all our ways. Yes, it’s difficult in uncertain days, but remember: His will is not a “roadmap”—it’s a relationship.READ MORE