Naaman’s Young Maidservant, Channel for a Miracle

young woman reflecting

A Young Girl’s Testimony Led to One of the Most Significant Miracles in the Old Testament

Probably not yet in her teens, Naaman’s maidservant was captured and taken to Syria during the reign of Ahab’s son Joram, a time when Israel was constantly invaded by surrounding nations. Although living in a foreign land and serving people who may have killed ...

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8 Key Takeaways from the Psalms

Book of Psalms

The psalms represent a priceless treasure trove of resources for relating to God in all circumstances. They instruct us in how to live, and they teach us great truths about God the great King, his sovereign rule over all things, and his plan for reconciling the world to himself through his Son Jesus, the Christ. With all their beauty ...

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The Power of the Resurrection

The power of the resurrection

Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot. They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?” “They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and ...

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What Does “Gospel” Mean?

The cross, resurrection of Jesus

The word gospel reflects the Greek word for “good news” or “momentous news.” The good news is what God has done in Jesus Christ, supremely in Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. This God did in fulfillment of all that he had promised to do ( Continue Reading →

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Our Longing Back to the Garden of Eden

Garden of Eden representation

The Bible portrays the wonderful Garden of Eden as a historical location, essential for understanding God’s intentions for creation, our role in the world, and the hope of eternal blessing. By word and deed, God revealed in Eden, both his love and justice toward humanity. First, there was peace and bounty; then there was judgment and a promise ...

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Should Christians Follow Old Testament Law?

Old Testament law

Columnists, pundits or journalists often dismiss Christians as inconsistent because “they pick and choose which of the rules in the Bible to obey.” The argument proceeds along these lines: “Christians ignore lots of Old Testament texts — about not eating raw meat or pork or shellfish, not executing people for breaking the Sabbath, not wearing garments woven with two ...

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The Ultimate, Reliable Source of Hope


 
God’s character never changes; Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. External circumstances or conditions do not govern his love, his truth and his goodness — they never vacillate. Therefore, God’s character and the promises he makes are supremely worthy of our trust and commitment. He does what he says, and his covenant love is always ...

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