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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.

Jesus Has Risen, He Has Risen Indeed!

Scotty Smith Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for…

The “Goodness” of Good Friday

Scotty Smith And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” Luke 23:34 NIV) Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Matt. 27:46 (NIV) “It is finished.” John 19:30 (NIV) Lord Jesus, we feel conflicted…

Before Its Too Late

Ken Sande (Ephesians 4:32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. – JM) Years ago, one of my clients was in the hospital with only hours to live. He had no interest in seeing his stock portfolio one more time. Although he had spent most of his…

The Essence Of Gratitude

Jone Eareckson Tada Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift! 2 Corinthians 9:15 We take for granted so many of the words we say, without ever considering what they might really mean. Take the words thank you. We’ll say this phrase automatically, hardly even realizing we’ve spoken. In Spanish, the term is muchas gracias,…

Using Our Words for Healing and Hope

The mouth speaks what the heart is full of. Luke 6:45 (NIV) If you claim to be religious but don’t control your tongue, you are fooling yourself, and your religion is worthless. James 1:26 (NLT) There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. Prov. 12:18…

Better Than Everest

John Piper We know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28) If you live inside this massive promise, your life is more solid and stable than Mount Everest. Nothing can blow you over when you are inside the walls…

Heart Gentleness

Scotty Smith I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. Ezek. 36:26 Gracious Father, the promise of a new heart beating within our breast shouts your grace and declares…

Make War with Unbelief

John Piper Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. (Philippians 4:6) When I am anxious about getting old, I battle unbelief with the promise, “Even to your old age I am he, and to gray hairs I will carry…

To Whom God Entrusts Hardships

Joni Eareckson Tada Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what…