Am I under the Law or under the Grace and Truth of the Gospel? Years ago, I had several warm conversations about living faith with a nice, God-fearing co-worker. He told me how our earlier discussions had resulted in several changes in his lifestyle. For example, he had stopped drinking beer ..
The mid-summer evening is cool and bright. The highway feels endless. Only a few moments ago I became the mother of a little girl, and my mind cannot handle it without bouncing between various emotions! Joy, apprehension, and confusion alternate. The woman who arranges adoptions in South Afr ..
There is great joy in believing all doubts and sins forgiven in Jesus’ name and blood. One is acceptable to God and has a living hope of eternal life in heaven. The congregation of God is seen as a golden candlestick. Jesus reminds us that in God’s kingdom, “the blind see, the lame walk, the lep ..
I remember a certain situation very well. One brother in faith, who was a little bit older than me, approached me and said that he had something to tell me. We had become friends before this and now I felt that he had something important to tell me. He wanted to discuss a certain matter in ..
I. Freedom in Christ 1. Teachings of the Epistle to the Galatians Apostle Paul had visited Galatia on his mission trips. The Galatians had received faith with joy. Very shortly afterwards the news about Christians in Galatia became alarming. For this reason, Paul wrote a letter ..
Faith-related questions can come either from those seeking answers about the way we believe or from those already of our faith. Sincere questions are to be encouraged. Childlike questions from a believing heart often teach all of us. The Scripture, however, also warns us to avoid questions ..
Doctrine and Life – Questions of Our Time We live in a changing and perilous time. Our doctrine and walk of faith are severely challenged by the three-fold enemy. Many questions arise. How can we keep faith and a good conscience and yet live in this present world? Starting this mont ..
Äiti! Mother! Motherhood and the acceptance of children as God’s gift are under attack in our time. Believing mothers feel the pressure from society in general and health care professionals to limit the size of their families. Moms have trials and doubts related to their role. ..
It all started about two years ago when I went to the doctor. He asked me several questions that made me think that I had inherited thyroid problems from my grandfather. He examined my neck, felt something strange, and then recommended an ultrasound. Later that same day I had it done, acco ..
For me, the season of Advent and Christmas always brings with it a mixture of thoughts and emotions. The excitement and joy seen in children’s eyes and bright smiles is contagious! In the evenings, peaceful Christmas music lulls tired little ones to sleep. Then, when the household has quiet ..