Being & Building Followers & Friends of Jesus
Your eyes will see the king in all his splendor, and you will see a land that stretches into the distance.
You will see Zion as a place of worship and celebration. You will see Jerusalem a city quiet and secure.
Isaiah 33:17, 20 NLT
Earth’s rulers are only human, so moral darkness encircles the globe.
One day you will…Continue
Added by Johnny R. Almond on March 27, 2018 at 3:58pm — No Comments
Then King David went in and sat before the Lord and prayed,
“Who am I, O Lord God, and what is my family,
that you have brought me this far?”
1 Chronicles 17:16 NLT
Added by Johnny R. Almond on March 19, 2018 at 4:03pm — No Comments
In the spring of 1952, Billy Graham preached a crusade in Rice Stadium, on the campus of Rice University in Houston, Texas.
I was eleven years old and lived only blocks away from that 70,000 seat football stadium. My father was on one of the committees that served the crusade, and I attended the meetings. I was impressed with the fact that Roy Rogers and Dale Evans were on the stage, but more impressed with Graham’s…Continue
Added by Dan R. Crawford on March 18, 2018 at 10:30pm — No Comments
When my daughter Molly recently asked me my favorite Bible verse, I didn’t have an answer ready.
“I have lots of favorites!” I told her. “I guess it depends on the week you ask me.”
But Molly was persistent, as she always is. She wanted an answer, yet it still was difficult for me to narrow down the list.
One of the verses I mentioned to her is Psalm 23:6: “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and…Continue
Added by Jim Buchan on March 18, 2018 at 8:24pm — No Comments
Relationship Comes First
A few thoughts from Chuck Proudfit with the Marketplace Minute™ . . .
You know, sometimes we can be so frustrated with our work, everything from surviving relentless demands to finding the perfect position, that we can forget to put work into context.
My friend, God didn’t create us to live for work. He created us to live with Him, in a close and candid relationship.
If you’ve lost motivation in…Continue
Added by Chuck Proudfit on March 15, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments
Search for the Lord and keep on searching.
1 Chronicles 16:11 NLT
Our relationship is your most serious business—a lifelong quest extending across time into eternity. Earnestly yearn for My Presence—I will reward you richly and…Continue
Added by Johnny R. Almond on March 12, 2018 at 2:57pm — No Comments
Most people hate Daylight Saving Time. So why do we still have it?
As the time changes once again, people will inevitably lose sleep and be grumpier than usual. Researchers point out that DST disrupts our body’s circadian rhythm, creating an effect similar to jet lag. Studies have shown an increase in traffic accidents, workplace injuries, depression, suicides, strokes, and heart attacks immediately following a time change. Yikes!
But as much as I dislike Daylight Saving Time,…Continue
Added by Jim Buchan on March 10, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments
After Billy Graham died at age 99, many people wondered who could ever replace him. In some ways, the answer might be no one – for Graham was a unique minister of the gospel and ambassador for Christ. Like Queen Esther, he was anointed to speak to kings, presidents, prime ministers, and the entire culture “for such a time as this” (Esther 4:14).
But there’s another answer that might surprise you. When looking for Billy Graham’s replacement, you need look no further…Continue
Added by Jim Buchan on March 9, 2018 at 10:29am — No Comments
The people of Judah were exiled to Babylon because they were unfaithful to the Lord.
1 Chronicles 9:1 NLT
I am the King of Love—I have indelibly written your name in the Book of Life and have sworn never to erase it. I am…Continue
Added by Johnny R. Almond on March 5, 2018 at 10:40am — No Comments
Throughout Billy Graham’s life, people tried to give him career advice. “You would make a great congressman or senator!” some would say. “Have you ever thought about running for office?” Others even predicted he would have a good chance of being elected President, if they could just convince him to run.
Once a major motion picture studio offered him a million dollars to sign a movie deal. “Your good looks, booming voice, and natural charisma could make you star!” they told…Continue
Added by Jim Buchan on March 4, 2018 at 2:43pm — No Comments
Part 1 in this series about what matters most to God in a disciple began: “The most fulfilling journey in life is the path of a person who has an intimate relationship with God, and who faithfully follows Him.” Does this seem to you a reasonable description of a true “disciple”?
That description implies a commitment to…Continue
Added by Skip Garmo on March 1, 2018 at 12:38pm — No Comments