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Christian Living / by Jim Gallagher - 3 months

Where Strength is Found

“And they said to him, ‘Thus says Hezekiah: “This day is a day of trouble, and rebuke, and blasphemy; for the children have come to birth, but there is no strength to bring them forth’"(2 Kings 19:3).This verse paints a vivid picture as the nation of Israel is compared to a child who lacks the necessary strength to grow. This image is that of a struggle that many Christians face. We have trusted Christ...

by Jim Gallagher - 7 months

Where are the Heroes for the Next Generation?

"...O My people! Those who lead you cause you to err, and destroy the way of your paths” (Isaiah 3:12).Isaiah was warning of coming judgment. The people had left the ways of God, perhaps thinking that the Word of God was antiquated. Instead of being a nation that shined as a light to the world around them, Judah had become like all the other nations. Morally, spiritually and ethically, the people who were c...

by Jim Gallagher - 10 months

Facing a Brokenhearted Christmas

For most of us, Christmas is a joyous time of year, filled with family gatherings, gift exchanges and various means of celebrating the birth of Christ. The first carol we hear often floods our minds with images of houses filled with guests, festive meals and little faces overcome with excitement in anticipation of the gifts they will receive. We spend our time thinking of creative ways to engage the family with th...

by Jim Gallagher - 12 months

The Final Countdown: What Do I Decide This Presidential Election?

With the US presidential elections only a few days away...I thought it appropriate to take a few minutes to share some thoughts regarding the Christian's responsibility in the realm of politics. While it is clear to all of us that the Bible says nothing specific about voting, it would be difficult to imagine that, if the New Testament writers had an opportunity to be involved in the selection of the emper...

by Jim Gallagher - about 1 year

Sharing Grace and Truth When Faced with Opposition

"And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth" (John 1:14).The apostle John wrote that the part of the purpose of Jesus coming into the world was to reveal God. If we are going to know who God is, the barrier between the natural and the spiritual must be broken. The incarnation broke that barrier. The mystery ...

by Jim Gallagher - about 1 year

6 Steps for Successfully Following Christ

“You shall walk after the Lord your God and fear Him, and keep His commandments and obey His voice; you shall serve Him and hold fast to Him” (Deuteronomy 13:4).John 3:16 is the most famous verse in the Bible, because in 25 words, it captures the entire message of Scripture; there is a loving God who will freely give eternal life to all who believe in His Son Jesus Christ. Deuteronomy 13:4 ...

Christian Living / by Jim Gallagher - about 1 year

How Christians Can Bring Positive Change to America

Regardless of our philosophical viewpoints, I think almost everyone would agree. We live in very interesting times. We are in the midst of one of the most highly contested presidential elections we have ever seen. While some are passionately committed to a particular candidate, others have resigned themselves, determined that no possibilities give us any real hope of changing the downward direction of our nation. ...

Christian Living / by Jim Gallagher - about 1 year

Vital Principles for Healthy Relationships

"You shall go... and take a wife for my son Isaac.” Genesis 24:4 Relationships are a key part of life. Healthy relationships lead to a good life and unhealthy relationships will make life very difficult. The most important earthly relationship is marriage and who you marry is the second most important decision in life (second only to receiving Christ). Solomon wrote, "He who finds a wife finds a good thing,...