Run for peace?

The author of the book of Hebrews has an interesting choice of words in Hebrews 12:14, when he literally tells us to run after peace.​ Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. The same word translated “strive for” in this setting is translated elsewhere as…

Hope for Peace

Hope for Peace

A very wise man posted a comment on my Facebook page recently. He said “Can you imagine life without hope?” I remembered reading this from Romans 5… Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have also obtained access into this…

Words to live by today

Marks of the True Christian: “Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.…

14 Words From Jesus

I’m reading through this book by James Montgomery Boice and Philip Graham Ryken this Easter season. It’s a great reminder of why Jesus said and did the things He did. Here are just a few quotes from the book. The first group is from the traditional seven last words of Christ on the cross. What…

Peace

We’re working through the fruit of the Spirit in Sunday School. This week the study is on peace. What a great study. It would be a study in itself to look at the hymnology on the subject. One of the songs I found is relatively new, and is aimed at kids, but the teaching is…

When things don’t go as planned

We recently returned from a vacation in Europe with our thirteen year old granddaughter. It was the trip of a lifetime for us, and I hope for her as well. It was wonderful to get to know her more, and to see the young woman God is making in her. We anticipated a smooth trip,…

Perfect Peace

Great words of peace and comfort from Isaiah this morning: You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD GOD is an everlasting rock. Isaiah 26:3-4 (ESV) Reminds me of a chorus we used to sing, written by Vivian…