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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.

Good News Hearts in a Bad News World

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, we crave the heart King David describes in this Psalm—especially as…

Good Friday?

Scotty Smith And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” Luke 23:34 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 “It is finished.” John 19:30 Lord Jesus, it’s hard not to feel conflicted…

Life Has Not Been Easy

Tim Challies   There is something satisfying about complaining, isn’t there? Even though we know it’s sinful, we still find a sick satisfaction in it. For some reason, airing our grievances seems to be a form of therapy. It does not take much to reveal the discontentment that lurks just beneath the surface of our…

Mouth Mercy

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly. Prov. 15:1-2   Lord Jesus, as with all the Scriptures, this passage makes us immediately think of you. No one is more filled with kindness and gentle…

The Truth About Suffering

Joni Eareckson Tada “For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for him.” Philippians 1:29 You will hear some believers say, “Although God can turn our trials into good, He doesn’t wish hard times on us, let alone send them. What He…

Being Right In Relationships

Ed Welch I hate marital tension, especially during a night out or a vacation. I realize that no time is convenient for it, but still, I would prefer it didn’t intrude into times that are officially designated for rest and mutual enjoyment. My wife and I were on a short holiday at the beach. I…

Hardships That Hang On

Joni Eareckson Tada “Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me… But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’” 2 Corinthians 12:8-9 I will never forget the day they moved me from “acute care” to “chronic care” in the…

Get Still, Trust, Wait

Didn’t we say to you in Egypt, ‘Leave us alone; let us serve the Egyptians’? It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert!” Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The…

The Doctor’s Office

Paul Tripp Over the past few years, I’ve been to the doctor’s office more times than I would like to count. I don’t like seeing the doctor, because it’s a reminder that my health is out of my control. But there’s another reason I don’t like seeing the doctor – the dreaded waiting room. I…