In the Old Testament, God required His people to offer sacrifices to Him on a regular basis. They were primarily animals—doves, lambs, and bulls—that they would slaughter and burn on an altar before God. These sacrifices, or offerings, were given to receive forgiveness for sin and to express thanksgiving and devotion to God. It … Continue reading The Greatest Sacrifice
My husband Michael likes to make his own air popped popcorn. Because we like to eat healthy, Michael seasons it himself rather than using a store-bought mix. We all enjoy it—except when it comes to the salt. Michael likes his salty, and since we use sea salt, it turns out very salty. After complaining about … Continue reading Are You Salty?
What Not to Do in the Last Days What is the Last Days? Biblically, the Last Days is the time in history between Jesus’ birth and His return (Acts 1:9-11, 1 Thessalonians 5:36). He clearly promised He would come again and that we should be expecting it (Matthew 24, James 3). But what do … Continue reading The Dos and Don’ts of the Last Days
Sin. You really don’t like to talk about it. It’s not a comfortable topic of discussion and challenges your flesh to give something up. But God finds it necessary to address it because it separates you from Him. It brings destruction to your life—both now and eternally. It’s so serious that the Son of God … Continue reading 12 Good Reasons Not to Sin
Our world values many things: money, family, sports, education, and entertainment, just to name a few. But nothing, nothing, is as valuable as God’s written Word. We often consider the Bible as simply a book, pages with letters and numbers. It sits on our coffee tables and beside our beds, only occasionally opened. And when … Continue reading A Word More Precious Than Gold
What Love Does Just like “faith without works is dead” (James 2:20), so faith without action is not love. It must be proven through good deeds for others to see. (1John 3:18 KJV) My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth. (1John 3:17 KJV) … Continue reading Live Love, Part 2