The Power of Bondage

In John 5:6 Jesus asked a man who had been an invalid for 38 years if he wanted to be healed. Some people might find His question difficult to understand. It seems logical that the invalid would want to be healed. However, in asking the question, Jesus demonstrated His understanding of human nature. He understood that some people actually find …

Marissa BenavidesThe Power of Bondage

Romans 8:28 In Action

About three years ago, Lauren Scruggs, a beautiful young lady—an aspiring model—accidentally walked into the propeller of an airplane. Her devastating injuries resulted in the loss of her left eye and arm. I can only imagine some of the things that might have been going through her mind in the days, weeks and months after the accident. Through my personal …

Marissa BenavidesRomans 8:28 In Action

When You Discover You Were Misled

There was a recent article on the Internet about the extreme immoral behavior of Joseph Smith, the Founder of the Mormon Church. I was surprised to discover that the source of the information was the Mormon Church itself! Predictably, many Mormons reacted with anger. Some were defensive and in denial.   I couldn’t help but reflect on my own religious …

Marissa BenavidesWhen You Discover You Were Misled
Showing Grace

Demonstrating Grace

By Dr. Gene Getz       During life’s journey most of us have been betrayed by someone we have loved and trusted. For some of you it may have been a marital partner—which indeed is a painful experience. As a pastor, I’ve walked alongside a husband or a wife many times doing my best to bring comfort and hope. In fact, as ...
dpowersDemonstrating Grace