One of the greatest statements that ever fell from the lips of the Lord Jesus Christ is "For whoever wishes to save his life shall lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake shall find it, for what will a man be profited if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?"
Jesus was talking about an exchange. He was talking about losing something to gain something. What He said was that in order for you to gain you would have to lose your life. If you want to gain your soul it will cost you your life. If you desire to save your life, it will cost you your soul. In other words, if you hold on to the things that to you are precious and rej
A group of women were at a seminar on how to live in a loving relationship with their husband. The women were asked, "How many of you love your husband?" All the women raised their hands. Then they were asked, "When was the last time you told your husband you loved him?" Some women answered today, a few yesterday, and some couldn't remember. The women were then told to take out their cell phones and text their husband: "I love you, sweetheart." The women were then told to exchange phones with another person, and to read aloud the text message they received, in response.
Here are some of the replies: I thought we agreed you wouldn't drink during the day. Mother of my children? Are you sic
When one multi-billionaire was speaking to a group of young people he told them that, if it were possible, he would trade positions with anyone of them. The person who traded positions with him could have all of his wealth and possessions. There was only one condition: he would have their youth; they would have his old age. One student asked what kind of airplane he had. Gulfstream V, the top of the line. Another student asked how many homes he had and where they were located. All of his homes were luxurious and many in exotic locations. In the end, not one young person was willing to relinquish their youth, hope, and poverty for the billionaires riches and older age. Let’s alter this pictur
Often while meditating upon ever-escalating world turmoil my thoughts go back to a message I was privileged to hear from Darlene Deibler Rose years ago. Just before WW2 she and her husband Russell departed for New Guinea where they lived and taught God’s Word to the natives. Shortly thereafter the Japanese invaded the islands and separately imprisoned them. Russell died in captivity. Darlene survived and wrote the book Evidence Not Seen on God’s faithfulness while experiencing unbelievable deprivations and trials in the ensuing years. When American forces finally rescued Darlene here is what she wrote of the day of her departure… As the Catalina flying boat taxied near the beach I stood w