The Call

By Jim Allen | October 30, 2018
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. John 11:10
Some stories in the Bible are hard to comprehend. The story of why Jesus came to die on a cross for you and me is one of them. Why did Jesus have to die? Read More

The Walk

By Jim Allen | October 24, 2018
I am the light of the world. He who follows me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life – John 8:12
The apostle Paul reminded the Church at Ephesus to walk worthy of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 4:1). To walk worthy means to have the light of life. What does it mean to have the light of life? Read More

The Trial

By Jim Allen | October 20, 2018
All things work together for good to those who love God and are called according to His purpose Romans 8:28
The call leading the disciples from darkness to the light of life is a work of God (Romans 8:29–30). But along with the call comes the darkness of the wilderness where faith acquiesces to trial and temptation and life as we know it changes. What happens in the wilderness? Read More

The Cross

By Jim Allen | October 1, 2018
I must be about My Father’s business (Luke 2:49)
At the age of twelve, when Jesus was found in the temple, Joseph and Mary asked why he left the group returning home to Nazareth. “I must be about My Father’s business,” said Jesus. What was the Father’s business? Read More

The Pardon

By Jim Allen | September 24, 2018
Having been justified by faith we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ  Romans 5:1

Every once in a while a minor event in the Bible gets our attention. We are drawn in to learn more. One such event is the release of a condemned criminal from prison just before the crucifixion of Jesus. This seemingly minor event is a major event for you and me. In what way?

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The Life

By Jim Allen | September 11, 2018
I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.   John 8:12 NIV

An elderly gentleman was standing on a sandy beach. He was watching the sun set. Passing by and stopping for a moment I said, “Isn’t it a beautiful sunset?” The elderly man nodded agreeably and said…

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The Change

By Jim Allen | August 28, 2018
No Guilt in life, no fear in death. This is the power of Christ in me.

Songwriters Stuart Townsend and Keith Getty wrote these words for the last part of a song entitled In Christ Alone. Both men openly admit biblical truth is the substance for empowering their creative desire to write songs of praise that deepen the worship experience.

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The Glory

By Jim Allen | August 20, 2018
The heavens declare the glory of God, and the heavens above proclaim his handiwork. Psalm 19:1
Part 8 of 8: The glory of God is a theme pondered by many, yet never fully explained. What is the glory of God? Read More

This ‘Ole Car

By Jim Allen | August 1, 2018

Great is Thy faithfulness, my Lord and my God! Lamentations 3:22-23

Great is thy faithfulness is the golden theme of promise from Genesis to Revelation. How can a fading memory of an old car bring glory to our faithful God? Read More

Great is Thy Faithfulness

By Jim Allen | July 28, 2018
Great is Thy Faithfulness – Lamentations 3:23

Every once in a while a true love story comes along that is so powerful that you are drawn in to discover the faithfulness of God to those who love Him. Even more amazing is that while this particular story played out over many years in Africa, its message is eternal and lifts the heart to praise and thank our glorious God. Read More