False advertising. Don't you just love it? Ugh! No, of course not. Proverbs 13.12 says that "a hope deferred makes the heart sick." Few things frustrate more than getting our hopes up only to be lied to and let down.
But what about our lives? What is it that we're...read >>
Completely surprised. That seems to be the reaction of those who hear Jesus declaration in Matthew 7.23: "Depart from Me, I never knew you."
Why? How can we make sure we won't? What are the main causes of self-deception? How do we ensure we aren't self-deceived?...read >>
These are some of the most frightening verses in the Scripture.
Yet should they be? Does our Lord mean to threaten, or to love, to warn, to redeem, to protect? If ignorantly headed down the pathway to hell, wouldn't you wan to know? He certainly wants us to...read >>
"Wolves in sheep's clothing." We hear that phrase a lot, but I wonder how many know its origin? Jesus Christ! On the heals of inviting His disciples into His Kingdom, He immediately warned them of the many there would be who would rather they do anything else than...read >>
Again? Yes, again. The on-listeners didn't get it the first time. Do we ever?
Therefore, the Good Shepherd spells it out again, this time in greater detail. In order that we might love the Shepherd, He compares Himself with previous (false) shepherds, thieves &...read >>