Joy Unspeakable!

Some people just never seem to have any authentic joy in their lives.  Oh, they might experience happiness, but joy and happiness aren’t the same.  Some people just seem to fret all the time about the negative, “dark” aspects of life, and never seem to find God’s true joy for their lives.  Are YOU oneContinue reading “Joy Unspeakable!”

The Killer God

Almost daily I pray, Spirit, lead me into truth without borders.  What does that mean?  For years, I have been praying that God will lead me into his truth about the matter of atrocities in the Bible—not human attempts at truth to explain away the atrocities, cover them up, or deny they happened.  I wantContinue reading “The Killer God”

Eternity In My Heart

The Bible teaches that God has “placed eternity” in the heart of every human being!  That sounds like a nice religious sentiment—even sort of poetic, but what does it really mean?  A good place to begin in answering that question is to define some words and terms:  God, eternity, heart, etc.                 Here we go… Continue reading “Eternity In My Heart”

Hope In Prophecy

What I will share with you for the next 25 minutes may be new to you.  That’s okay.  Holy Spirit began to share these thoughts with me only 7 weeks ago and I still have much to learn.  Please understand that I am not trying to push these thoughts on you and convince you theyContinue reading “Hope In Prophecy”

Hope In God’s Promises

Most of us humans—being self-centered and self-absorbed for the most part—often break our promises—even if we’re well-intended in attempting to keep our promises.  It’s a rare human who doesn’t break promises sometimes—for real or contrived reasons.  We break promises to God, to family members, to our children, to friends, to bosses, to customers…and the paradeContinue reading “Hope In God’s Promises”

Hope In God’s Nature

My dear friend, Gerry Beauchemin, has written two very popular, widely-read books:  Hope Beyond Hell and Hope For All.  I have read and re-read both books numerous times because they are such good primers for the biblical belief that eventually God is going to restore, redeem, and reconcile all creation—including all humanity—to Himself.  His twoContinue reading “Hope In God’s Nature”

Hope In Our Father

As of this writing I’ve known Gerry Beauchemin, author of two popular books, Hope Beyond Hell and Hope For All, for about a decade.  However, I don’t know much about Gerry’s early life or any of his biographical, family history; those facts about his personal history have just never come up in our many discussions. Continue reading “Hope In Our Father”

Hope In Death

In his popular book, Hope For All, Gerry Beauchemin does a comprehensive job of covering the biblical subject of death—especially hope in the afterlife for those persons who have not begun a relationship with God during this mortal life.  It is a common teaching throughout most of Christendom that people who do not become believersContinue reading “Hope In Death”

Hope In Ancient Greek

I became a believer in Jesus many years ago, and have been one of his followers ever since.  One of the first things I did after becoming a believer in Jesus was to purchase my first Bible; before that, I had never owned a Bible, nor had I ever read anything from the Bible.  IContinue reading “Hope In Ancient Greek”

Hope In Judgment

At the outset of this teaching, I want to point out that both judgment and justice in the Bible are topics and concepts that are inseparably related—but also much different in many respects and in many aspects.                 In a perfect world here on planet earth, a courtroom judge would weigh very carefully a caseContinue reading “Hope In Judgment”