Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
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June 6 He said to them, "Go into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature." — Mark 16:15

You Are It

I have always liked the story—it's not factual, but it is based on truth—the story of when Jesus Christ returned to Heaven after His resurrection and His ascension. When He arrived in heaven, as the story goes, all of the angels gathered around to hear about His great exploits on the earth below. He told them about His birth in a manger, about the life He lived, about His work as a carpenter, His mission as a prophet going out and... More
June 5 He was angry and would not go in. Therefore his father came out and entreated him. — Luke 15:28

The Elder Brother

Jesus knows the heart. The parable of the Prodigal Son shows us that very frequently prodigals are not welcome even today. We are quite willing to have the respectable folks come into the church, those who are well-clothed and come from good families and upbringings, but bring the drunk in off skid row, bring in the person who has destroyed his body with vice, drugs, and sinful living, and some people will raise their eyebrows. Sinners are... More
June 4 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life … shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. — Romans 8:38-39

Hope Beyond the Grave

If Christ had not come, there would be no sure hope of eternal life. For Christ has brought life and immortality to light. Only He can give the blessed assurance of everlasting life. I have never met a person who knows what is going to happen to him beyond this life who was not a believer in Jesus Christ who said, "I am He who lives, though I was dead. Look! I am alive forevermore" (Revelation 1:18) . If Christ had not come, then the... More
June 3 The heavens will vanish like smoke, the earth will wear out like a garment. — Isaiah 51:6 (NIV)

Entropy

In this world, the Second Law of Thermodynamics constantly works and everything is running down, wearing out, growing old, and perishing. There is no escape from the law of entropy. In this contest, you can never win; you cannot even break even. With the fall and the curse came the current order of things. We go from order to chaos, from clean to dirty, from new to old, from fresh to rotten, from living to dead. Everything breaks down, even... More
June 2 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. — Romans 12:21

The Triumph of Good Over Evil

A man who was having great trouble with a neighbor who was doing him dirt came to me one time. I told him of the principle of returning good for evil and he said, "I just couldn't to that." He was right. The natural man can't. It is spiritual. It is the greatest evidence of a truly regenerate heart to respond positively or kindly to enemies, to love our enemies, to bless them that curse us, to do good to them that hate us and despitefully use... More
June 1 The heavens declare the glory of God … and night unto night declares knowledge. — Psalm 19:1-2

Even the Moon Praises Him

We all look at the moon, admire the moon, sing about the moon—the moon in June. It brings out tunes and all of that, but what does the moon really mean to us?  Let me say this: If there were no moon, there would be no you. For example, the moon is God's cleaning-maid for the earth. It cleans up the oceans with its tides. Without those tides and without the moon, all of our shores and all of our bays would be filled with billions of... More
May 31 I can do all things because of Christ who strengthens me. — Philippians 4:13

All Things Through Christ

We were created by God to do great things, to soar high and to make an impact upon our world for Him. In fact, most of the great men and women who have accomplished impressive things in this world have been men and women who have dreamed dreams of what God, by His grace, could do in their lives. I suppose everybody has dreamed dreams. The problem is that we all as children had great visions, but alas, as we grew up, most of those dreams... More