Heavenly Father

Week after week in this church and in thousands of other churches in hundreds of languages across our world we will say the words “Heavenly Father.” In most cases it will mark the beginning of a prayer. It is a form of address to God. It reminds us of His place and our future home. It also speaks of our relationship to God.

Is Your To Do List Worth Doing?

But what if the things we put on our list are pointless? What if some of those items make no difference whatsoever? What if they take so much time that we neglect the most important things? Rather than have a “to do list” what if we had a “stop doing list” for all the things that are so far outside our purpose that they actually became both a distraction from good goals or a deterrent from reaching life’s important objectives. Jesus had something to say on the subject.

Because He Lives

Because He Lives

Death leaves us struggling for perspective and it is no doubt that the ugly face of terror has made us long for the Messianic age spoken of in Micah 4:3: “they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.” Against the backdrop of mass murder in Egypt it is easy to understand how the disciples and the friends of Jesus must have felt as they recalled their helplessness and the brutality of the crucifixion. They felt they had watched the final act of the life of Jesus and it had ended in tragedy.