Standing in for Tom Cruise

“God made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that in him we would become the righteousness of God.”(2 Cor 5:21 NET)  A stand-in in the movie and TV world is a person who substitutes for an actor/actress in uncomfortable situations. Sometimes, a stand-in also acts as a bodyContinue Reading

Just a Smiling Little Bitty Baby Living Off Mom

 “It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God–that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.” (1 Cor 1:30) Babies in the womb are completely dependent on their mothers. As the mother eats, the placenta, which is part of the baby that attaches it to theContinue Reading

The Wedding

“My lover is mine, and I am his. He browses among the lilies.” (Song 2:16)  “In the same way husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one has ever hated his own body but he feeds it and takes care of it, justContinue Reading

Christ-ians – Those Who Let Christ Show Out

Now it was in Antioch that the disciples were first called Christians (Act 11:26) The suffixes “ian” or “an” are used with words to indicate origin, relationship, resemblance, adherence or specialty. For example, an American is one belonging to or coming from America, An Elizabethan play is connected to Queen Elizabeth’s era. A politician specializesContinue Reading

The Rosetta Stone of Scriptures

So then, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; what is old has passed away–look, what is new has come!(2 Cor 5:17 NET) For a long time Egyptian hieroglyphic was a mystery to the world. No one could decipher or understand these ancient writings. There was a quest in the scholarly worldContinue Reading

Borrow His Life

“God wanted to make known to them the glorious riches of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Col 1:27 NET) Major W. Ian Thomas, a man greatly used of God as a leader, missionary, writer and founder of Torchbearers International and Bible Schools, once told of an encounterContinue Reading

A Depthless Ocean

  “To me—less than the least of all the saints—this grace was given, to proclaim to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches of Christ and to enlighten everyone about God’s secret plan—a secret that has been hidden for ages in God who has created all things. (Ephesians 3:8-10 NET) “I have now disposed of all myContinue Reading

The Secret

“For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles— 2 if indeed you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace that was given to me for you, 3 that by revelation the divine secret was made known to me, as I wrote before briefly. 4 When readingContinue Reading

If it’s Stubborn and Hard, Then It’s Meant to be Beaten

“But King Sihon of Heshbon refused to allow us to pass through, because the LORD your God made Sihon stubborn and defiant so he could help you defeat him, as he has now done.” Deut 2:30 Stubborn issues confront all of us regularly in our paths to fulfill the purpose of God for our lives.Continue Reading

Beginning With God Devotional by Pastor Lan: Promises Are Like Babies

  “Meanwhile, Joshua said to the two spies, “Keep your promise. Go to the prostitute’s house and bring her out, along with all her family.” (Joshua 6:22 NLT) Delivery rooms, for the most parts, are not fun, particularly before the babies are born.   Expectant mothers in labor writhe in pain, moan and groan, pushing with difficulties,Continue Reading

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