Posts by Jim Allen

The Change

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 Life

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 Pardon

Having been justified by faith we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ  Romans 5:1

Set Free

Every once in a while a story in the Bible comes alive in a powerful way. It gets your attention. You are drawn in. You learn its value and share it with every open heart. What is Barabbas’ story and how does it apply to us?

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The Cross

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 Trial

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 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