Matthew 18:20

Matthew 18:20

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. More »

Romans 1:7

Romans 1:7

To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be his holy people: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. More »

Genesis 1:26

Genesis 1:26

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. More »

Romans 5:1

Romans 5:1

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: More »

 

The LORD is GREAT!

He will Bring You Through It

I Will Not Forget You

“Remember these things, Jacob, for you, Israel, are my servant. I have made you, you are my servant; Israel, I will not forget you. (Isaiah 44:21 NIV)

I think if our eyes were opened and we saw how much God helped us every day, we’d be amazed.  He’s there, all the time. We just don’t pay attention to God’s activities because we are so caught up in our own. Today, ask God to open your eyes so you can see him working. You will be amazed at what God things are happening all around you.

–Elaine Kapetanakis

Daily He bears our burdens.

Under God’s Feet

Go and Sin No More

Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” “No one, sir,” she said. “Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.” (John 8:10-11 NIV)

I am sure the woman at the well thought she knew what the outcome of this would be. It was Jewish law to stone someone who had been caught in the act of adultery. She was preparing to meet her Maker. And meet Him she did! He was standing right in front of her.  There are so many cool things about this story but one I’ve recently come to appreciate is Jesus last words to her. “I don’t condemn you either. But stop sinning.” You see, Jesus understood that we need both grace (mercy & love) and truth. Truth, as in, we are all sinners and need a Savior. In our world, we don’t want people (including ourselves) to be uncomfortable so we don’t talk about the obvious things in our lives that we need to stop doing. What we forget is, we need truth.  We need forgiveness. We need grace. If we refuse to speak the truth, we cannot recognize the never-ending, all powerful love that God wants to share with us.  Jesus balanced truth and grace perfectly. He said to the woman, “I love you but stop sinning.”  He says the same thing to us today.

–Elaine Kapetanakis