Posts with the tag “god”

Sunday Preview: Seeing God
by Matthew Allen on May 17th, 2024
This desire to see and be with God is profound, yet our human condition makes it impossible. In Scripture, those who found themselves in God's presence were often terrified. However, there is an incredible promise from Jesus in Matthew 5:8: "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God."  Read More
Sunday Preview: Comfort in Trouble
by Matthew Allen on January 26th, 2024
So why do bad things happen to good people? Drawing from biblical examples like Hezekiah, Job, and Paul, we discover the multifaceted purposes of trials - testing faith, weaning from worldly attachments, heightening heavenly hope, and revealing God's compassion in misery. These tribulations are opportunities to develop spiritual strength for greater usefulness in God's plan, Acts 20:24, Romans 5:3–4, 2 Corinthians 4:18, Psalm 63:3, and James 1:2.  Read More
Four Reasons To Praise God
by Matthew Allen on September 18th, 2020
We have so much to be thankful for. God has given us life. He sustains our basic needs. He provides us with loved ones who bring us companionship throughout life. He has allowed many of us to experience the joy of children and grandchildren. He has filled our life with many pleasant blessings that bring us comfort and peace. And, most importantly, He has brought us salvation through the work of His Son.  Read More
Three Ways to Elevate Your Thoughts
by Matthew Allen on July 11th, 2020
God, you are my God; I eagerly seek you. I thirst for you; my body faints for you in a land that is dry, desolate, and without water. So I gaze on you in the sanctuary to see your strength and your glory. My lips will glorify you because your faithful love is better than life. So I will bless you as long as I live; at your name, I will lift up my hands. You satisfy me as with rich food; my mouth w...  Read More