This world isn’t our home. Eternity with Christ is much more desirable than anything this world offers. Emily’s story is yet another reminder to long for heaven. We need not fear death. Use this life to glorify God: Preach the gospel. Love others. Be selfless. Depend completely on Him. Emily’s World DVD | Blog | Joni and Friends. Continue reading one day we will all be changed
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. Romans 5:1-5 Continue reading Hope
from John MacArthur, August 17, 2010: …the true meaning of the Bible is not determined by how we feel about it. Its message is not vague or altogether mysterious. God didn’t give it to us as a mere suggestion, and we can’t capriciously decide to take it or leave it. God’s Word is bold, honest, and direct, cutting across the grain of popular culture. It penetrates hearts, illuminates minds, and transforms lives. Our circumstances and preferences don’t inform or liven up the Bible, dictate its meaning, or determine how it applies to our lives. It is eternal truth, living and … Continue reading Truth
from The Blazing Center… God gives to His people the propensity to cling. Though this is a very simple sort of faith, it is a very complete and effectual form of it. In fact, it is the heart of all faith, and that to which we are often driven when we are in deep trouble or when our mind is somewhat bemuddled by sickness or depression in spirit. We can cling when we can do nothing else, and that is the very soul of faith. Always cling to what you know. (C. H. Spurgeon) from Joni and Friends… I keep … Continue reading cling. be dependent. cry for help.
Joni Interviews Robin Hiser | Blog | Joni and Friends What an incredible testimony! Puts my perspective to shame. May my worship and love for Jesus be as focused as Robin’s. But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself. Philippians 3:20-12 Continue reading Joni Interviews Robin Hiser
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works. Titus 2:11-14 Continue reading zealous