Posts by Jim Allen

The Walk

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 calling of God in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 4:1). The word “walk” in the Bible can mean more than walking upright. It can also mean walking through life as a life style or as a way of living.  What did Jesus say about walking worthy? Read More

The Call

If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. Matthew 16:24
The disciples heard the call and walked with Jesus for three years on dusty, stone laden paths in Palestine. Where was Jesus taking them? Read More

The Message of the Cross

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God 1 Corinthians 1:18 NIV

The Journey Begins

While the message of the cross is an extraordinary true story having occurred around AD 33, this prophesized event was long foretold in the Psalms and by the prophets centuries earlier (1 Corinthians 15:1–4). Read More

This ‘Ole Car

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

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

North Korea – Persecuted Church

We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken… 2 Corinthians 4:8-9
Today when you open your Bible for a time of prayer and study, you won’t be committing a crime. In fact, you’ll talk freely about your faith among family members, friends, and neighbors. It’s a great freedom many of us take for granted. Read More

I Counted the Cost!

Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake – Matthew 5:11

No need to explain Christian persecution. If you are a believer living a life committed to Christ, you know what I am about to say. But, what you may also know is persecution of believers is increasing around the world.

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A New Creation

Behold, all things have become new!
All things have become new! (2 Corinthians 5:17)

The Wonder of Transformation

The apostle Paul says we are works in progress and that our transformation from the old to the new is a struggle. Why is following Jesus to live out the truth of the Gospel a struggle? Read More