From His very own mother to the religious Pharisees, and from John the disciple to the soldiers who crucified Him, many watched Christ die. Weep with those who wept; discover Jesus with those who discovered Jesus—Jesus, Who died as few men die.
Why would God ever stoop to become a man? The answer? He loved us so much He wanted to make a way for us to be saved. Without the incarnation there could have been no perfect sacrifice for our sins and we would have been separated from God forever.
The central theme of the Book of Habakkuk is living by faith. Although the prophet lived in a land full of sins of every kind and prophesied judgement on those sins he found comfort in God.
If you knew that you were to come face to face with God in five minutes, on what basis could you find the assurance to remain calm and serene?…enter God's mercy, and the magnificent mercy seat…
Every person is born with a built in realization that there is a Being greater than himself and with a need to worship. God put this in man so that he would seek Him. His majesty is beyond our comprehension yet He longs to establish a relationship with each person in the world.
Genuine faith will produce action. Good works can never save us, we need faith; but saving faith will produce works. Will someone believe that you love them because you told them you do if you never treat them kindly?
Recently, several evangelists said they had a special "word from Lord." What they prophesied did not come to pass. How are we to relate to the prophets of today when so many of their supposed revelations are obviously a complete failure?