Jim Rogers, Open Door Community Church
Two brilliant people had the opportunity to connect. One is the novelist, the other a theologian. As they put their minds together, the novelist challenged the theologian with questions that many people have asked. "Do you really believe the Bible's true? Do you really believe a baby (Jesus) was born to the Virgin Mary? Do you really believe dead people come out of the grave?"
Have you had your struggles lately? Maybe it's happening right now, and you feel like you're the only one that's struggling. Why is everyone else doing OK? Last week a spiritual giant in our time, the Rev. Billy Graham, at age 99, finished his calling here on earth. God has an appointed time for each of us to come into this world and leave this world, so the Rev. Billy Graham, on Feb. 21, this past week, now experiences perfection forever in the place that Jesus prepared for him.
Have you ever checked the price of rent in Manhattan, New York? In 2015, it was only $3,895 per month for a two-bedroom. In Brooklyn, the average home price is just under $800,000. What are we all waiting for? Let's move to New York before the prices go up. LOL. I would venture to say people in those areas wouldn't be financially challenged when buying Christmas presents. The only challenge they may have is what to buy someone. What gift can they buy that will communicate, "I love you?"
I am compelled to share this incredible story with you because after you read it you may say, "It seems impossible, it can't be true." Yet what I talk about may be something that you often eat, but you never realized the process it went through for it to finally be delicious enough for you to eat, time and time again. I hope this story doesn't curb your appetite for eggs and cause you to never eat an egg again. On the other hand, you may be so amazed by the value eggs offer you that you will eat more eggs, and more often.
I appreciate it when someone helps to set me up for success instead of failure. When we live our way, instead of God's way, we are putting our security in imperfect ways. More than 2,000 years ago God gave His word in order to set His people up with success, and God's Word - His promises - are still good, and they still apply today! That's why the title of this article refers to having great news for you.
Have you ever felt like you were at the "top of your game," feeling fantastic, and then everything began to crumble? A professional golfer experienced that feeling. He had shoulder surgery, life was good, and then his shoulder pain returned. The timing couldn't have been worse. He was playing his best golf! He made the decision to see the doctor, and that began a turn of events that changed his life.