Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Crucifixion and Death of Jesus

When I think about the crucifixion and death of Jesus, I sometimes think of it as if I was diagnosed with terminal cancer and Jesus took my place and suffered and died for me. How would you feel about that person if someone did that for you? Wouldn't you be eternally grateful?
 Well, that's really what Jesus did for each and every one of us. He suffered and died in our place so we could have God's blessings here on earth and eternal life after we leave here. God's Word says:
     Yes, God so loved the world
     that He gave His only Son,
     that whoever believes in Him may not die
     but may have eternal life.  John 3:16
What a gift!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Are All Children "Good"?

Children are born innocent, but they are not born well-behaved, polite and obedient. That’s why God gave them parents; to teach and train them; to discipline them; to mold their character. So a parent should not be embarrassed or feel like a failure when their children misbehave or don’t act as “model” children. They are a work in progress.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

June Weddings

June is traditionally the most popular month for weddings. In the last fifty years weddings have become more and more elaborate and expensive, from the engagement ring, to the wedding gown, to “destination” weddings. But as weddings have become more and more elaborate, the divorce rate has gone higher and higher. Perhaps young couples need to spend as much time and energy preparing for their marriage as they do planning their wedding. A wedding is a day, but a marriage is a lifetime.