Let the thrill of hope ring in the new year! Christmas celebrations have ended but the hope it brings causes us to look forward to a brand new year with anticipation. Often, we see a new year bringing in new beginnings and new promises made. A new year can also bring new challenges to face, the unexpected, as well as successes and failures to learn from. The Thrill of Hope for Believers As Christians, we celebrate the thrill of hope every day, knowing that Christ will come again and we will reign......
Charles Spurgeon preached the Gospel with great fervor and clarity. His legacy of sermons, books, devotionals, and other works are preserved for all to share and learn. Among his thousands of writings are these selections, gems of optimism, giving us the assurance of the promises of God. Gems of Optimism by Charles Spurgeon: It is by no means pleasant when reading an interesting article in your magazine to find yourself pulled up short with the ominous words, “to be continued.” Yet they are words of good cheer if applied to other matters.......
Paul’s message of love is presented in the letters he wrote to the early churches that were taking root throughout the Mediterranean region. Paul took the message of love that Jesus taught and proclaimed it at every opportunity. Loving Thy Neighbor, Fulfilling the Law Jesus taught us to, “Love thy neighbor as thyself” Matthew 22:39 and, “Greater love hath no man than this, except he lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13. The love of God permeates these teachings. Paul ministered to believers the importance of God’s love in helping......