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Joy Out Of Sorrow

Joy Out Of Sorrow

“God doesn’t give us joy instead of sorrow, or joy in spite of sorrow, but joy in the midst of sorrow. It is not substitution but transformation.” -Warren Wiersbe In John 16:21-22 Jesus illustrated this truth by the birth of a baby: “A woman, when she is in labor, has sorrow because her hour has come; but as soon as she…

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An Opportunity For Great Joy

An Opportunity For Great Joy

“Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy.  For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.  So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.” – James 1:2-4 I love the way the New…

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The Right Side

The Right Side

The right side can be so close! John 21 is an intriguing passage. Peter seems to grow impatient waiting for Jesus to show up again after the resurrection. So he decides to go fishing. Scholars are divided concerning whether Peter is being resourceful or disobedient. Either way what happens is very interesting. The disciples fish all night and as usual…