Jesus…Our Overcomer!

Jesus…Our Overcomer!

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. John 16:33 The world is constantly seeking to overcome us, to discourage, and even destroy us.  Jesus warns that this will always be the…

The Simplicity of the Gospel

The Simplicity of the Gospel

In our reading this week, we find probably the most well-known, most quoted verse in all of scripture—John 3:16. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  We see this verse or its reference on ball caps, on…

Hope for Taming the Tongue

Hope for Taming the Tongue

The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 killed almost 300 people, destroyed around 3.3 square miles of the city and left over 100,000 people homeless. There is much speculation as to how the fire started.  The theory most held to for many years was that a cow belonging to Mrs. O’Leary, of 137 DeKoven Street, kicked…

Count It All Joy!  Really?

Count It All Joy! Really?

Have you ever lost a document?  Or maybe even ALL your work on your computer?  I have, too.  And I just know your first reaction was joy.  Right?  Well, mine wasn’t.  Sorry to say! Trials are never fun.  When we find ourselves in the middle of a trial, we don’t pray and ask God for more. …