"They will still yield fruit in old age; They shall be full of sap and very green, to declare that the Lord is upright; He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him."
— Psalm 92:14-15
It's no secret that our contemporary Western culture has invented a word that people of all ages today know too well and quite frankly have become enamored with, without rebuttal. It's the word "retirement" (and the sooner the better). We look to our 4...
"But the time is coming, indeed it's here now, when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth." - John 4:23
When we think of worship, we may think of a location like a church building or perhaps a small gathering in a home. Most of us go to church to worship the Lord. We sing songs and hymns of praise and adoration because our desire is to realize the presence of Jesus in our midst and let Him know how much we love Him.
"In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father." - Matthew 5:16
Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was well known for his journal writing, meditations, and social critique that continue today to influence the spirituality of our times in many ways. These words from his best selling autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain, speak of the incredible love God has for us:
"The glory of the young is their strength; the gray hair of experience is the splendor of the old." — Proverbs 20:29
Have you ever heard that people, like fine wine, mellow with age? Well, that theory about wine, at least, was put to the test in Strasbourg, France, when officials sniffed and tasted what was reported to be the world's oldest wine in a barrel. It was a barrel of white wine that had been aging for more than 500 years at the time and had an...
After saying all these things, Jesus looked up to heaven and said, "Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son so he can give glory back to you." — John 17:1
No one has ever prayed like Jesus. No one understands prayer like Jesus. No one has ever taught about prayer like Jesus. Should that surprise us? Jesus is God and with God there is absolute wisdom, knowledge and perfection in all things. But Jesus also came to the earth as a man. He was God in the f...
"The master was full of praise. 'Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let's celebrate together!'" — Matthew 25:21
The context of this verse from Matthew 25 rests in the three parables that Jesus used to teach His disciples about the Kingdom of Heaven and the final judgment that will separate believers from unbelievers when He returns.