A People Belonging to God

A People Belonging to God

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9 God’s eternal plan was to create a family for Himself. This is more than an individual plan […]

Easter Victory

Easter Victory

But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. And since we have been made right in God’s sight by the blood of Christ, he will certainly save us from God’s condemnation. Romans 5:8-9 By Red Miller One Sunday late in Lent, a Sunday […]

What is Man?

What is Man?

By Red Miller At a summer religious camp for children one of the counselors was leading a discussion on the purpose God has for all of his creation. They began to find good reasons for clouds and trees and rocks and rivers and animals and just about everything else in nature. Finally, one of the […]

Suffering for Christ

Suffering for Christ

By Red Miller Why do so many of us think being a Christian is going to guarantee an easy life? God never promised a trouble-free life. Jesus declared, “In this world you will have trouble” John 16:33. The Bible is filled with stories of God’s people facing persecution and suffering. Notice he did not say […]

Light of the World

Light of the World

By Red Miller When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12 A family went camping and arrived at the camping site well after dark. It is possible to choose a […]

Born in a Lowly Manger

Born in a Lowly Manger

By Red Miller A lady was spending her first Christmas in the south and was being very out spoken in her nostalgia of home. She spoke on and on about the snow draped trees, the sparkling ice and the sharp wintry air of her native Wisconsin, completely ignoring the poinsettias, mistletoe and other Christmas decorations […]

Count Your Blessings

Count Your Blessings

I will bless them and the places surrounding my hill. I will send down showers in season; there will be showers of blessing. The trees of the field will yield their fruit and the ground will yield its crops; the people will be secure in their land. They will know that I am the Lord. […]

God’s Prayer Partners

God’s Prayer Partners

Jesus tells us that we can have anything we want, however, we must remember that our asking must be in his name. In His name means it must be done according to God’s character and will, and we cannot use his name to fulfill our selfish desires. If we are sincerely following God and seeking […]

A Long Hot Summer

A Long Hot Summer

By Red Miller And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow— not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the […]

Balm in Humor

Balm in Humor

“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.” Proverbs 17:22 It doesn’t hurt to have a little Biblical humor, it is infectious. The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any cough, sniffle, or sneeze. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness […]