The Good News

Discussion of the Best News in the World, the Gospel of Jesus, and related topics

Tag Archives: life

Life’s Not Fair!

Do we get to decide how it ends?

If I could learn to live like Joseph, the Israeli of Egypt, I would be so much better off.

Genesis 50:  “I in the place of God”  “You meant evil against me, but God meant it for good” (to save many people!)

Choose Life!


Listen to Deuteronomy 30 read and more if you have time.

There is so much in this chapter for you!

Perfect Love!

Whatever it takes!  Get it!  He loves you this much!

Live!

A Way of Looking at Life

“I am concerned with a certain way of looking at life, which was create in me by the fairy tales, but has since been ratified by the mere facts.” — G. K. Chesterton

What did Chesterton mean with those words?

“I am concerned with a certain way of looking at life, ”

There are different ways of looking at life. The Jesus follower must pray that Jesus allows us to see as He sees! Because He truly Sees (capital S) as no one else sees.

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The Giver of Life

Jesus came to give us abundant life! That means He wants all His children to experience life to the full! Are you experiencing it that way right now?

These are not techniques but one of the ways He shepherds us to do that is by guarding our hearts: Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life, Proverbs 4:23.

Jesus promised to show us the way–to show us the path He would have us travel down. You have made known to me the path of life, Psalm 16:11.
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Get a Life!

THOSE who have resisted the urge to join Facebook will surely feel vindicated when they read the latest

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facebook engancha (Wikipedia)

research. A study just published by the Public Library of Science, conducted by Ethan Kross of the University of Michigan and Philippe Verduyn of Leuven University in Belgium, has shown that the more someone uses Facebook, the less satisfied he is with life.

For the rest of the story on social media research findings, click.

Steal, Kill, Destroy

“The thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy. I am come, that they might have life and have it more abundantly.” John 10:10

Please read the Gospel of John 10:7-18.

For most of my Christian life I have focused on the last part of Verse 10. It is true but so is the first truth that Jesus affirms here. We have an enemy and he is here to steal from us, to kill us if allowed, and/or to destroy our hearts and everything flowing from our hearts.

Read John 10:10 again. How does the reality of evil and the battle impact you?

The Shepherd and Guardian of my soul laid down His life for me and redeemed me. His protection is real and is available. Reflect on how He has protected you in the past.

Thank Jesus for His protection. Put on your armor today (Ephesians 6). Fight your enemy in His strength and power.

His Words

Here I focus on psalm 119 because to me it represents a microcosm of how a Christian lives and interacts with the Word of God. David presents a great example because he is so open with God about what he is going through–his feelings and desires.

What I will do here is just take a verse or line and relate it to what David is going through or to the eternal truth that God relays in it.

Right from the get go (I have never written that term before but I sure have heard it many times) The Lord through David presents a “standard” for us or maybe I should say a qualifier of life.

Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of The Lord.

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Living Water (LR) (2)

Rivers of Living Water – ESV (John 7:37-39)

37 On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” 39 Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

The Message
37-39 On the final and climactic day of the Feast, Jesus took his stand. He cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Rivers of living water will brim and spill out of the depths of anyone who believes in me this way, just as the Scripture says.” (He said this in regard to the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were about to receive. The Spirit had not yet been given because Jesus had not yet been glorified.) Read more of this post