Entries by Christian Crede

Stall and You Fall

1 Peter 2:2 2 Like newborn infants, desire the pure spiritual milk, so that you may grow by it for your salvation. Several years ago I was working on my pilots license. My dad was a pilot and I always wanted to fly. There is a lot to learn. You have to lean the language […]

It is Finished

John 19:30 When Jesus had tasted it, he said, “It is finished!” Then he bowed his head and released his spirit. The cross was Jesus’ goal from the very beginning. He was born so that He would die. The incarnation was for our atonement. He was born to die so we might live. And when […]

What Breaks God’s Heart

Luke 19:41–42 Now as He drew near, He saw the city and wept over it, saying, “If you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.” As Jesus made His triumphal entry into Jerusalem, the crowds were celebrating. They […]

A Reason for Suffering

Psalm 119:67 Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep Your word. There are times when God allows suffering or sickness to get our attention! If we are in rebellion and He wants us to stop, He may allow some kind of trial or suffering. This was the case with the prophet […]

Just Beyond Our Grasp

Philippians 4:11 Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content. Most people today think that contentment comes from what you have. If I just had more money, then I would be content. . . . If I were more intelligent. . . . […]

An Opportunity for Growth

James 1:12 Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. Have you ever had one of those days when you were walking with Lord, trying to do the right thing, and out of […]

A Convenient Time

Acts 24:25 Now as he reasoned about righteousness, self-control, and the judgment to come, Felix was afraid and answered, “Go away for now; when I have a convenient time I will call for you.” There is a story about three apprentice demons that were coming to earth to finish their apprenticeship. They were talking to […]

Be of Good Courage!

Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. The apostle Paul went to Jerusalem to share the gospel but the next thing he knew, he was locked up in a damp, dark prison cell. I’m sure he […]

Choose Well…

Psalm 19:9 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. When it comes to God’s wrath, some people say they don’t believe in a God of wrath or they are uncomfortable with a God of wrath. That sounds OK, until you think about what […]

Ownership

Genesis 24:5 The servant said to him, ’Suppose the woman is unwilling to follow me to this land? Should I have your son go back to the land you came from?’ In Genesis 24 Abraham sends his most trusted servant back to the land of the Chaldeans, his home land, to get a wife for […]