Scars of Blessing

John Miltenberger BIBLE STUDY / DEVOTIONALS, BODY OF CHRIST, FAMILY, FEATURED ARTICLES 0 Comments

9/7/2016 Ref: Genesis 32:24-31 June 28th, 2011, sometime before noon: I was about seven miles out of town, cutting down dead, beetle-killed pine trees with my chain saw in a large pine forest of lodge pole pines. I was alone, and I was miles away from cell phone service. I realized the enormity of my two, most basic of mistakes when my saw blade rebounded into the side of my left knee. It happened so …

Sufficient Grace

Greg Holt BIBLE STUDY / DEVOTIONALS 0 Comments

2 Corinthians 12:7-10 I thought the Christian life was going to be easier than this. Have these words ever entered your mind? Sometimes we come into the family of God thinking that our heavenly Father will fix all our problems and devote Himself to our happiness and comfort. However, that is not the reality portrayed in Scripture. Paul was a man whom the Lord used greatly, and yet his life was anything but easy. In fact, at …

The Riches of God’s Grace

Greg Holt BIBLE STUDY / DEVOTIONALS 0 Comments

September 16 Ephesians 1:1-14 Do you think of yourself as rich? No matter how much money you have, if you’re a believer in Jesus, you’re extremely wealthy because God has lavished the riches of His grace upon you. At the moment of salvation, He deposited into your account “every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ” (v. 3). Why, then, do so many believers live in spiritual poverty? 1. Ignorance. Some Christians don’t know about …

The Power of God’s Grace

Greg Holt BIBLE STUDY / DEVOTIONALS 0 Comments

June 19 Romans 5:1-5 Grace is one of God’s most amazing gifts. It provides us with everything we need to live in perfect freedom: pardon for our sins, healing for our hearts, the companionship of God’s indwelling Holy Spirit, and access to freely cultivate our relationship with Him. We work, worship, and enjoy life surrounded by His unconditional love. His grace upholds us, fills us, and sustains us. Since we are forgiven people, the Lord …

AMAZING GRACE – THE REASON FOR HOPE

Marianne Bernard BODY OF CHRIST, FEATURED ARTICLES, MUSIC VIDEO / WORSHIP 11 Comments

With all the bad news and crisis situations in the news, believers need to pause and reflect on the truth that we are being made ready for a heavenly kingdom that will have no end. All of our troubles and struggles are working out a divine heritage for us as joint heirs with Jesus Christ. This world is not our end. It has no power to defeat a true child of God. What God allows, he …

Grave Stone Marked by Grace – The Lamb’s Book of Life – Inspirational Bible Verses

The Olive Branch Report BIBLE STUDY / DEVOTIONALS, BIBLICAL ANSWERS, BODY OF CHRIST, FEATURED ARTICLES 4 Comments

This week my Grace and I took a Sunday drive today as we do on many weekends. We reinvent the line from “Star Trek” as we explore strange new worlds, and seek out remains of old lives, small civilizations and boldly go where we have never been before. This week we ended up at Smith Cemetery, established in 1862 in Lewisville, Texas. It was a small cemetery hidden from view behind a water plant, and …

Grace Is A Gift Receive Responsibly

The Olive Branch Report BIBLE STUDY / DEVOTIONALS, BIBLICAL ANSWERS, BODY OF CHRIST, TEENS-KIDS 0 Comments

  Riding the rapids is more fun than sitting calmly in a boat in the middle of a pond. But it is in the rapids where the most danger occurs. Grace is a wondrous gift bestowed on us by a gracious forgiving God. Grace leads many believers to think that they can ride the raging waters of the temptations of this world, flirting with the dangers that are painfully clear without believing that they will …

The One Thing You Simply Must Know About God

Greg Holt BIBLICAL ANSWERS, BODY OF CHRIST, FEATURED ARTICLES 5 Comments

What is the one thing you think people need to know about God? Have you ever thought about this? How important do you think it is to know this one thing? I am going to say very important, as in life changing important. I believe many would respond to this question with this answer, love is the most important thing about God. While the fact that God loves is extremely important…it is not the most …