“Take Heart!” ( John 16: 33, NIV ) by Carley Evans


Jesus says, “I tell you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”   Satan, our adversary, is hurled down to earth where he roams about looking for anyone he may devour. Here in this world, we have…

“Can Never Perfect” ( Hebrews 10: 1, HCSB ) by Carley Evans


“Since the law has only a shadow of the good things to come, and not the actual form of those realities, it can never perfect the worshipers by the same sacrifices they continually offer year after year.”   When I was young, I used to pretend my shadow was a friend; a friend who looked…

“More Than Obvious” ( Hebrews 9 : 13, NEB ) by Carley Evans


If the blood of an animal is capable of gaining a temporary “external purity” for those who give the animal to God in sacrifice, how much more is the blood of Jesus Christ, God’s own Son, able to give permanent internal purity to those to whom God has provided His sacrifice? On the one hand,…