Joy is both a gift from God and a command of God. We find joy in His presence (Psalm 16:11). So every follower of Christ can celebrate that through His Spirit, God is growing in them the fruit of Joy (Galatians 5:22). At the same time, we are...
Adapted from a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service message at Agape Church We are naturally drawn to light because most of us do not prefer the dark. At least we do not prefer it for long periods of time or in situations where it’s not planned. If the
Thanksgiving doesn’t always come easily to the heart heavy with grief or the soul battling weariness. It’s much easier to count our sufferings one by one; it’s much easier to lay out our burdens and keep a running list of them in our heads. But
Jesus Saw Jesus saw people. That is a very simple, but profound thought. In each place he visited, his eyes were on the crowds that gathered. I think it is reasonable to assume that these crowds were much like the crowds of our day. Made up of people
If you are a part of the Agape Ladies’ Bible study on Sunday evenings, you will hear this verse echoing what we’ve been learning in Ephesians 1. Paul begins his letter to the saints in Ephesus with some high praise to God. He begins by saying, “Blessed