Jesus in Glory

Have you ever wondered the purpose of Jesus’ transfiguration?  Why did Jesus reveal Himself in glory to only the three apostles?  What was the significance of Elijah and Moses being there?  Why did He tell Peter, James and John to not tell anyone until after the resurrection?  Let’s see what we can find out about it. Continue reading “Jesus in Glory”

Confidence in Eternal Life

I was having a conversation the other day about someone we knew who had cancer.  I mentioned that this person said that they were ready and knew where they were going.  The reply was that we never know until the time comes.  I was taken aback by that knowing what both of us were taught.  I wish I had spoken up at the time to say what the gospel says about it, so i thought I would write about it here.  I will have to pick it up with him again.  After all, that is one of the most important questions to ask yourself.  Do you know where you are going after this life?  The Bible says, “yes!” Continue reading “Confidence in Eternal Life”

Anxious for Nothing

How do you handle stress?  My workplace is about to close and it is the only place in town.  That means almost everyone in this community will be affected; families, businesses, churches, employers and employees,   After 15 years and not too far from retirement, we will have to sell our house, find a new job and move.  My Dad is getting old and beginning to struggle with his health and mind.  We are going to have to leave our friends behind and find a new church…once we find out where we will be living.  There was a time when I would have been devastated by this news, but I feel at peace.  Don’t get me wrong, I do feel stressed and some days more so than other days, but I also know God is in control; He has gotten me through tough situations before and I know that He will again.  I have heard before somewhere that God sometimes calms the storm we are in, but other times He just helps us through it.  I do not know what the future will bring, but we will be alright one way or another.  All I can do is pray and leave it in God’s hands, search for jobs, wait and listen for God’s voice.  We have our part to do; we can’t just sit back and expect God to hand us everything on a silver platter, but we can’t get wound up and stressed out or try to do everything on our own either.  That is something I need to keep reminding myself.  How do you handle stress? Continue reading “Anxious for Nothing”

Salvation to the Jews

I am so thankful that God has allowed gentiles to be part of His kingdom.  Salvation is offered to all.  Although Israel has rejected Jesus Christ, there are still some who believe and God has promised a blessing to His Chosen People, Israel.  Some tink the Christian church has replaced Israel, but that is not what the Bible says.  God will always love them.  He made a covenant with them.  Jesus said that salvation is of the Jews.  Let us do what we can to support Israel and pray for them.  Pray that they will see the truth, that Jesus is Messiah.  Salvation is offered to all. Continue reading “Salvation to the Jews”

Jesus and the Gentiles

In our previous discussion, we talked about what the apostles said about salvation to the Gentiles.  God offers salvation to each one of us, if we accept His gift of grace and believe in Jesus Christ, that He took all of our sins to the cross and paid the full penalty.  He died and rose again that we may be saved, the Jew and gentile alike.  Jesus came to this world for that very purpose. Continue reading “Jesus and the Gentiles”