Right Now VS. After This

Jeff Heaven, Hope, Prophecy Leave a Comment

Every human soul has an immeasurable state of existence awaiting.  Ever since I was a young boy I have allowed my mind to occasionally ponder the concept of forever.  As a grade-schooler I remember telling my father in a sense of frustration that I simply couldn’t get my brain wrapped around it.  I confess today that it is no easier …

And Afterward…

Jeff FAITH, Heaven

We have all heard this quaint saying which is actually rooted in solid truth:  God loves you and has a great plan for your life.  While this is a true statement, it is not sufficient in the way it is communicated, specifically because we have been trained to associate the concept of God’s love with pleasure and ease.  Also, when …

Billy Graham’s Heaven

Jeff Heaven, Salvation

Billy Graham, the greatest evangelist America has ever produced, passed away last evening. His ministry focused nearly exclusively in revealing the Gospel of Jesus Christ in its simplest form. He wanted people to spend eternity with God in Heaven. He was ninety-nine years old – that is a very long time to live on earth. Younger people do not often …

Why I Got Out Of Bed Today

Jeff Heaven

You woke up with something motivating you today. We rarely pause to consider it deeply, but something drives us.  It is an intangible, invisible force pulsing somewhere inside of you and it facilitates how you are living out your life.  Even the demotivated, the unstirred, apathetic and lazy person is motivated – these people are motivated by a desire to …

When Will Your Battles Cease?

Jeff Heaven, Hope, Victory

There is some news of which we stand in need of regular reminding.  This is not theory nor fanaticism nor false alarm.  What I wish to remind us of today is plain and simple fact which everything within you wants to dismiss and everything around you wants to suppress.  Whether you are a follower of Jesus Christ as I am …

Undiminished Hope

Jeff Deborah Samples, General, Heaven, sovereignty, Worship

A year ago yesterday marked the beginning of a new way of living for the Lyle family.  Most of you are familiar with our story but for those who are not, feel free to check my blog archives beginning 6/17/2011 and you will learn of what the gracious God of Heaven deemed best for us upon our journey.  Mark my …

Blowing The Mind Of An Intellectual

Jeff FAITH, Heaven, Humility, Spiritual Growth

It would seem that, out of all the Apostles of Jesus Christ, only one of the men could be classified as an intellectual.  Granted, all of them were endowed with great spiritual wisdom during their lives but only Paul was formally trained and groomed theologically for the calling that ultimately found him.  The man was analytically brilliant, top of his …

RSVP

Jeff death, Heaven

The messengers from Heaven had been dispatched for the purpose of announcing to the followers of Christ that something dramatic had occurred.  Of all places to be sent, the angels waited at a tomb for the beleaguered, devastated disciples to arrive.  When they finally appeared, it was not Peter the angels met.  John and James did not show face.  The …

Deborah Samples – When Wisdom Has To Wait

Jeff Bible, Family, Heaven, Humility

We live in a world and amongst a generation of people who are so blind to spiritual wisdom that, when they encounter it, they view it as foolishness. I’m not seeking to be edgy today, just real. Tomorrow I’m officiating in a service where the godliest woman I’ve ever known will be memorialized and later buried. Only a few esteemed …