Worry

And which of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life’s span? (Luke 12:25)

One of my favorite women authors is Barbara Johnson. She was a woman with an amazing testimony of trials. She strived to not just endure her trials but to find joy in spite of her trials and, through her writings, to help others do the same. As a matter of fact, she was an inspiration for my own book “Choose Joy”. If you’re not familiar with Barbara’s story, I encourage you read it; I promise you will be encouraged by it.

This month I am pleased to bring you a series of quotes from this woman of faith and courage. 

“Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved.”

Barbara Johnson

Today

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13)


One of my favorite women authors is Barbara Johnson. She was a woman with an amazing testimony of trials. She strived to not just endure her trials but to find joy in spite of her trials and, through her writings, to help others do the same. As a matter of fact, she was an inspiration for my own book “Choose Joy”. If you’re not familiar with Barbara’s story, I encourage you read it; I promise you will be encouraged by it.

This month I am pleased to bring you a series of quotes from this woman of faith and courage.

“Live for today, but hold your hands open to tomorrow. Anticipate the future and its changes with joy. There is a seed of God’s love in every event, every unpleasant situation in which you may find yourself.”

Barbara Johnson

“I am The Vine”

“I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.”

(John 15:5)

The vine has two types of branches: 1) branches that bear fruit and 2) branches that do not. The branches that bear fruit are genuine believers. Though in immediate context the focus is upon the 11 faithful disciples, the imagery also encompasses all believers down through the ages. The branches that do not bear fruit are those who profess to believe, but their lack of fruit indicates genuine salvation has never taken place and they have no life from the vine. Especially in the immediate context, Judas was in view, but the imagery extends from him to all those who make a profession of faith in Christ but do not actually possess salvation. The image of non-fruit-bearing branches being burned pictures eschatological judgment and eternal rejection.

This is the last of seven claims to deity in the form of “I am” statements by Jesus in the Gospel of John.

Commentary from John MacArthur

Breaking News: The House just voted to force you to pay for more abortions

I received the following email from Senator Tom McClusky. Please take a moment to contact your senator and make your voice heard.


Did you see what just happened in the House of Representatives? It needs our urgent attention and immediate action. CONTACT YOUR SENATOR

This week, Democratic members of the House—following the orders of Speaker Pelosi and President Biden—have voted to exclude the popular, bipartisan Hyde Amendment from the annual Appropriations Bill. Tragically, this exclusion of Hyde allows federal taxpayer dollars to directly fund abortions. 

Enacted in 1976, the longstanding Hyde Amendment has served as the backbone for protecting taxpayers from paying for abortions. Complimented by several other pro-life protection laws like the Smith, Weldon, and Dornan Amendments, these laws also safeguard conscience protection rights for healthcare workers and all Americans. More than 60% of Americans support Hyde, which has saved more than 2.4 million lives! The Hyde Amendment has enjoyed decades of bipartisan support, including from then-Senator Joe Biden, and has been signed into law by Democrat and Republican Presidents alike.  

Today, however, Hyde and all other pro-life protection laws have been stripped from the Appropriations Bill.

Friend, losing the Hyde Amendment and other pro-life protection laws would mean billions more of our taxpayer dollars flooding the abortion industry to pay directly for abortions. As pro-life Americans, we must not be forced to violate our consciences in this way.  

Contact your senator now! 

Thank you for using your voice to defend life.

For life, 

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Tom McClusky
President, March for Life Action

“I AM The Way, The Truth and The Life”

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.”

(John 14:6)

This is the sixth “I am” statement of Jesus. Jesus declared that he is the way to God because he is the truth of God and the life of God. In this verse, the exclusiveness of Jesus as the only approach to the Father is emphatic. Only one way, not many ways, exist to God, i.e., Jesus Christ.

Commentary from John MacArthur

“I AM the Resurrection and the Life”

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?”

(John 11:25-26)

No resurrection or eternal life exists outside of the Son of God.

Time (“on the last day”) is no barrier to the One who has the power of resurrection and life for he can give life at any time.

Commentary from John MacArthur