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Gospel Glimpses (Page 5)

Gospel Glimpses is all about getting a fresh look at the Good News brought and blood bought by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Trusting God to Write Our Stories

Scotty Smith I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jer. 29:11 (ESV) Heavenly Father, this oft-quoted much-loved verse simultaneously confronts us and consoles us. It confronts that part of us that wishes you’d simply rubber-stamp—signing off…

YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER KNOWS

John Piper “Do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.” (Matthew 6:31–32) Jesus wants his followers to be free from worry. In Matthew 6:25–34, he gives…

For Those In Christ Who Suffer!

For Those In Christ Who Suffer! Gaining and Maintaining a Gospel-Perspective on Suffering Scotty Smith Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over…

Getting Bitter Or Better – A Mirror!

Love & Irritability – by Eric Davis It was a typical night waiting tables in the fine dining room of the country club. Napkins were creased, flowers centered, and tables angled just right. Then my manager came to me with a warning I’ll never forget. “Ok, Eric. Mr. So-and-so has a reservation tonight at 6pm.” Since…

A Wonderful Guarantee

A Wonderful Guarantee C. H. Spurgeon Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. When called to serve or to suffer, we take stock of our strength, and we…

New Year – New You

Paul Tripp It’s that time of year again: “New Year. New You.” As the calendar flips from 2016 to 2017, many of us are examining what we don’t like about our lives and hoping to stick to resolutions that change us for the better. Many advertisers are hoping that you’ll buy into the “New Year.…

IT’S OKAY TO FEEL SORROW DURING CHRISTMAS

It’s Okay to Feel Sorrow During Christmas – Matt Rogers The incarnation isn’t a celebration for happy people; it’s hope for those who wish things were different. Yet, we often believe that we are the only one who struggles. We conjure up images of picturesque families celebrating their perfect lives. The problem is that such families…