Is He Your Friend, or a Doctrine?

“A rule I have had for years is: to treat the Lord Jesus Christ as a personal friend. His is not a creed, a mere doctrine, but it is He Himself we have.”   ~D.L. Moody Friendship with God can be a liberating secret. It releases us from the terrible bondage of religion and ritual withContinue reading “Is He Your Friend, or a Doctrine?”

When Despair Empties You

“It is through much tribulation that we enter the kingdom of Heaven.”   Acts 14:22 As a broken believer this might happen– #1, I breakdown, and begin to fray. I begin to despair. #2, my own ‘faith’ is questioned, I become unsure of my salvation. #3, I feel like I’m all alone. No one canContinue reading “When Despair Empties You”

The Mystery of Each Other

  No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. 1 John 4:12 As believers we should be confident of the mysterious substitution that has happened between Jesus and us.  He has exchanged places with us, giving His righteousness inContinue reading “The Mystery of Each Other”

Kiss the Son

“Serve the Lord with fear,     and rejoice with trembling. 12 Kiss the Son,     lest he be angry, and you perish in the way,     for his wrath is quickly kindled. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.” Psalm 2:11-12 “You gave Me no kiss; but she, since the time I came in, has not ceased to kiss My feet.” Luke 7:45 A kiss definedContinue reading “Kiss the Son”