The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

Judgment, mercy, and hope don’t seem like they should be in the same sentence. We like to hear about mercy and hope because they sound positive. We have a negative opinion of judgment and try to avoid it at all costs. Yet, we desire justice. Even very young children know when something is unfair. God …

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God comes to save. This is cause to praise and thank God. Each generation that lives on the earth needs saving. To save is to rescue, and our Lord is the God of intervention and rescue. What were the circumstances when you began to follow Jesus? How has your relationship with Jesus changed and challenged …

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Hope in difficult times is always possible as we look to the Lord Jesus, our Savior. The people of Israel had drifted away from the Lord and brought judgment on themselves. God sent judgment to wake them up so they could repent. God is merciful and sent judgment to bring restoration. Like a good parent, …

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The story of the two disciples returning to Emmaus from Jerusalem in Luke 24:13-34 is a story of hope lost and regained. Their spiritual journey can help us in our spiritual journey today. Jesus Helps the Disciples Regain Lost Hope As our story begins, Cleopas and his companion, which may even have been his wife, …

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Struggles in this sinful world often leave us dealing with unfinished hope. We may place our hope in our spouse only to have the marriage go sideways. Perhaps our hope is in our job and then we are laid off. Israel’s hope of a Messiah was put on hold during their exile. Now they had …

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Where do I go when life gets hard? I recommend you turn to God when life is difficult. Life can be difficult for various reasons. It could be a loss of a job, ill health, marriage failure, political problems, or some other crisis. No matter who you are, there will come a time where life …

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Showing concern for others can make a difference. How does it make you feel when someone shows sincere concern for you? I believe most people feel uplifted when someone is concerned about their life. We often become discouraged when no one notices when we are struggling. The Apostle Paul gives us insight into the importance …

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Do you need hope with all that is going on in this chaotic world? I believe if we are honest with ourselves, we all need hope. Why do we have Bible prophecy? It gives us hope. Hope changes the way we perceive the present and the future. Merriam Webster defines hope: To expect with confidence. …

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Surprisingly, the act of rejoicing transforms us. Paul gives us some amazing insight about rejoicing. Philippians 4:4 Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice![1] Notice Paul says our joy is in the Lord not in our circumstances that try to steal our joy from us. Science tells us when we are …

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