The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

The Bible is filled with people whose hearts were changed because they repented. Repentance is turning from your sin and turning toward God where our true hope is. The prophet Jonah preached a short message to the people of Nineveh the capital of Assyria and the people repented. Their hearts were changed. Jonah 3:4 On the …

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Have you ever sung or listened to the hymn Amazing Grace? “Amazing grace! How sweet the sound that sav’d a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found, Was blind, but now I see.” The hymn was written in 1779 by John Newton about his conversion to Christianity. When he wrote it, …

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Do you need forgiveness? Are you hopelessly carrying the baggage of sin that is so heavy you don’t know which way to go? If you are, you are not alone! We all need forgiveness because as Paul writes in Romans 3:23For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.[1] The Good news …

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Our family was visiting the World War I museum in Kansas City and watched the opening video. The uncertain times detailed in the video leading up to the war sounded strangely familiar. There was unrest surrounding the major powers of the world, which made for uncertain times. In today’s world we live in very uncertain …

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Have you ever been around a person who was the model of compassion and wished you could be more like that? If you have, you are not alone. “Compassion is a deep awareness of and sympathy for another’s suffering. Jesus is the model of compassion.”[1] No matter what your past has been, the good news …

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Jesus’ last words on the cross were, “It is finished.” What was finished?  His sacrifice was payment for our sins so He could extend mercy to us instead of justice. Justice is getting what we deserve. The Apostle Paul writes in Romans 6:23For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God …

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Failure can be an unpleasant experience, but also a learning experience. Failure can be humbling and can lead us to be more teachable. Sometimes, we won’t listen to anyone because we are puffed up with pride and think we know better. When failure comes, we begin to realize we were wrong. Maybe you are like …

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