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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.

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…

A Labor Day of Love

Scotty Smith He said, “It is finished” John 19:30 Lord Jesus, (thinking about this passed) Labor Day 2018, we praise you for our vocations and the gift of work. By our various vocations, we provide for our families and participate in the Creation Mandate—our calling to steward resources, make culture, and fill the earth with…

He Carried Our Sorrows

Joni Eackson Tada “Surely he (Jesus the Messiah) took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows…” Isaiah 53:4 Nobody likes to be sad. No Christian welcomes grief. So aren’t you glad that Jesus carried our sorrows when He went to the cross?! But sorrow did not cease with the death and resurrection of Christ. Think of…

Trust More, Vex Less

Scotty Smith Surely the righteous will never be shaken; They will be remembered forever. They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord. Their hearts are secure; they will have no fear. Psalm 112:6-8 (NIV) Heavenly Father, like a 10-week-old puppy to morning breakfast, like a hungry trout…

Let’s Be Careful Where We Park Our Trust

Scotty Smith Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. Psalm 20:7 Heavenly Father, the battle for our heart’s trust is relentless, often vicious, and quite deceptive. Today, we affirm that you, alone, are worthy of our worship, love, and trust. But we also…

He Leadeth Me

Joni Eareckson Tada Psalm 5:8 “Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness because of my enemies — make straight your way before me.” “Please, Daddy, I don’t need the lead line! I can steer Thunder by myself!” My father refused to listen to his five-year-old daughter on top of her sixteen-hands-high horse, even if it…