Guilty as Charged
In our world of super intelligence where everyone has access to information at the click of a button, and where advanced technology is the new authority on complex issues that great minds of yester-year struggled to resolve, we are ever learning but ...
Thu, 29-Sep-2016
The Commandment

“And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God must love his brother also.”
1 John 4:21

In Jesus’ day it was a well-known fact, Jews and Samaritans did not socialize together. Another part of that time and tradition was the fact that Jewish men did not openly speak to a woman in public. Jesus go...

09h30 - 25 Sep 2016
Spiritual Tornadoes
by Dr Bruce Woolard
Part 6
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Trial By Fire
Date: 03 Nov 2014

And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
Romans 5:3-5

Talk is very cheap until we face difficult times and have to live through trials and tribulation. The first question that comes to mind is “Why me?” I wish I had the answer to why things happen to us as believers, but I don't. There is one thing I do know; our lives are dispensable and we are here for God's greater purpose. Trusting God is easy, but dealing with our challenges is tough. We have to hold on to the full assurance that God is with us in the midst of every trial. He will bring us through even though there might be scars.

M.R. DeHaan wrote that a bar of steel worth $5, when made into ordinary horseshoes, is then worth $10. If this same $5 bar is manufactured into needles, the value rises to $350. And yet if it's made into delicate springs for expensive watches, it is worth $250,000. The same bar of steel is made more valuable by being passed through one blast furnace after another, again and again, hammered and manipulated, beaten and pounded, finished and polished until its ready for those delicate tasks.

Prayer: Heavenly Father may I persevere through trials and be more useful to Your purpose in my life.
Amen

By Rev. Kenneth Claassen 

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