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A Place in Heaven for Jokers

A Place in Heaven for Jokers

Sooner or later, in every discussion about eternal life, the question comes up: “Will we know each other in heaven?” The idea that God will turn us into angels or generic spiritual beings or something is an idea that just doesn’t seem to go away. Do we lose our identities when we get to heaven?

The Kingdom of God

The Kingdom of God

On one occasion, a group of Pharisees asked Jesus when the Kingdom of God would come. In reply, Jesus told them, “The Kingdom of God is not coming in a way you can observe, nor will people say, “Look, here it is!’ or ‘Look, there it is!’ because the Kingdom of God is within you” (Luke 17:20-21 EHV). Jesus was teaching that the Kingdom of God is spiritual in nature and includes all of his believers of all time.

Blessings From God

Blessings From God

Funerals aren’t usually on our planning agendas, yet they are a blessing from God. In a very short time, we have said goodbye to four friends. Three of them had been Staff or Board members. All of them are dear to our hearts. Many people dread funerals. That’s because they haven’t experienced the wonderful comfort which God provides at funerals. This comfort is given on many levels.

The Man Who Talks To God

The Man Who Talks To God

Cora was a four-year old little girl I visited in the hospital who had questions about God. Her mom confessed that she knew hardly anything about God. When I talked to Cora about her questions: “Who is God, where does He live; what does He do?”

Discouraged? Depressed?

Discouraged? Depressed?

A little more than a week before his death and resurrection, Jesus traveled to Jerusalem for the last time. While on the way, Jesus told his disciples, once again, that he would be “handed over to the chief priests and experts in the law, and they will condemn him to death. They will hand him over to the Gentiles to mock, flog and crucify him. On the third day he will be raised.” Matthew 20:18-19 (EHV)

Selfies

Selfies

Taking “selfies” has become quite popular in our society. Yet, while selfies have become quite commonplace, people’s desire to get the perfect picture of themselves can have dangerous, albeit unintended consequences.

Ministry Behind the Walls

Institutional Ministries is a nonprofit organization established in 1901 that carries out behind-the-walls ministry by shining the light of Jesus’ love into hearts.