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Gospel Glimpses

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

When Our Ache and Impatience Collide

But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”…

Priming Our Gratitude Pump

Scotty Smith So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. Col. 2:6-7 Lord Jesus, … before Thanksgiving Day, we want to get an early start on giving you…

The Unfailing Watch

Charles Spurgeon Psalm 121:4 Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. Jehovah is “the Keeper of Israel.” No form of unconsciousness ever steals over Him, neither the deeper slumber nor the slighter sleep. He never fails to watch the house and the heart of His people. This is a sufficient reason for…

Don’t Just Follow Your Heart

Andrew Mwenge – Wisdom Out Of Africa “I cannot imagine how many times I have had the advice, ‘just follow your heart’ in the last two months. This phrase sounds attractive and is consistent with the prevailing ethos of our day. We are incessantly called to be in charge of our destiny, dream big, be…

The Real Halloween

by Joni Eareckson Tada “But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” Matthew 8:12 KJV It was the middle of October when an acquaintance passed away — his death was particularly sad because he never embraced Christ as his Savior. Later that month,…

What Do You Have?

Joni Eareckson Tada “I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances… I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation.” Philippians 4:11-12 “All I need, I already have.” Do you believe that statement? It is one I have wrestled with in recent days. What do I have? Well, I don’t…

Storms, Sovereignty, and Servanthood

Scotty Smith The LORD sits enthroned over the flood; the LORD is enthroned as King forever. The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace. Psalm 29:10-11 Most glorious and gracious Father, it’s not just social media footage from a faraway country. It’s our friends, families, and those you deem…

It Could Be Worse

Joni Eareckson Tada “The eternal God is your refuge, underneath are the everlasting arms.” Deuteronomy 33:27 You’ve heard that old cliché, “It could be worse!” It’s not a phrase we like to hear. The words can sound rather trite and empty at times. But it’s true. Things truly could be much worse for all of…

Let’s Choose Our Heart-Boss Wisely

Scotty Smith Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Col. 3:15 Gracious Jesus, today, like every day, somebody, some story, or something is going to claim rulership of our hearts. The control-center of our lives will be wooed and…

Hurricanes: Literal & Figurtive

Scotty Smith When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy. Psalm 94:19 Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad. Prov. 12:25 Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7 Heavenly Father, something’s afoot when personalities on the Weather…