What To Do When Your Realize Life Will End

I’m sure that you’ve heard about all of the heartbreaking natural disasters occurring lately.

I hope that they don’t make you ask where God is. Because He’s here and He’s working. He doesn’t want to see us suffer. He doesn’t want bad things to happen (which happen because humans are sinners- see this post for more on that), but He’s using the tragedies to teach lessons and to turn hearts toward him.

I hope that you are realizing your mortality and that tomorrow is not promised.

I hope that you see that you can’t endure the hardships of this world without God. Continue reading

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The Criminal on the Cross

Since it’s almost Easter, I was reading through the story of Jesus’s death. I read about the criminals on the cross next to Jesus and one of the criminal’s words made salvation sound so clear and simple. Mark 40-43 says, ” But the other criminal protested, ‘Don’t you fear God even when you have been sentenced to die? We deserve to die for our crimes, but this man hasn’t done anything wrong.’ And Jesus replied, ‘I assure you, today you will be with me in Paradise.'” Continue reading

Do New Believers Understand the Need for Repentance?

I can’t even count how many times (especially at teen events) I’ve heard “If you have not been saved, say this prayer with me…” These words fill me with excitement, because it may mean that I will be gaining a new brother or sister in Christ, but I also feel a twinge of worry for those who are saying it along with the leader. Do they really understand the words they are saying? Do they know where they are going from here? Continue reading