Grace-filled Closure!

Dolores Nasrallah

READ : 2 Corinthians 11:22-30 “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’” – 12:9a John Newton wrote the famous hymn “Amazing Grace” in 1786. He was a slave trader on a storm-tossed sea when he came to faith in Christ. Over the ages his hymn has offered constant hope in God’s tender grace. Paul explains to the church in Corinth how God’s grace was sufficient for him during …

A New Year Coming? Same God!

Dolores Nasrallah

READ : Hebrews 13:1-8 “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday … today … forever.” My cousin and her family moved from the States to become missionaries in Brazil last year. In a newsletter recapping their first year transitions they write: “New home, new city, new country, new culture, new climate, new system of time & measurement, new friends, new school, new language, new job, new furniture, new dog, new laws, new money, new world-view, new politics, new food, new bugs. …

God Has a Future For You

Dolores Nasrallah

READ : Isaiah 43:14-21 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.” – vv. 18, 19 An old country western song title “There ain’t no future in the past” rings a bell of truth. The past can lock us in a prison of disappointment and regret. Like a bad …

Beat Out The Procrastination Monster

Dolores Nasrallah

READ : James 4:13-17 “Therefore, to one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin.” – v. 17, NASB “Ma?ana is often the busiest day of the week.” As a college senior my preoccupation with finding God’s will after graduation deterred me from doing God’s will by finishing my homework! Procrastination immobilized me in avoidance. With his refreshing candor the Apostle James urges us to live fully in the moment. Obedience …