Mercy Always Trumps Judgment

By: Dr Eliezer GonzalezFor judgment will be merciless to one who has shown no mercy; mercy triumphs over judgment (James 2:13, NASB).When the Pharisees complained that Jesus was spending too much time with sinners, he said to them, Go and learn what this means: ‘I desire...

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Get Over Yourself!

By: Dr Eliezer GonzalezI have a very good friend who frequently says to me, “Eli, get over yourself!” I couldn’t count the number of times he has said this. ‘When they went across the lake, the disciples forgot to take bread. 6 “Be careful,” Jesus said...

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Get Rid of Your “Stuff”

By: Dr Eliezer GonzalezJesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me” (Matthew 19:21, NIV). The rich young ruler thought he was perfect because he did all the right religious...

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Heaven Came Down

By: Dr Eliezer GonzalezThe Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth (John 1:14, NIV). The apostle John summarises his story about Jesus right at the start of his gospel. In...

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Let the Love Flow

By: Dr Eliezer GonzalezReceiving and giving is the law of the universe, because they are part of the very nature of God. Our sun gives light, which travels 150 million kilometres to our planet. Plants receive that light through their leaves, and through photosynthesis, they convert light to...

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Be a Friend of God

By: Dr Eliezer GonzalezWouldn’t it be amazing to have a relationship with God like Moses had? The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend(Ex 33:11, NIV).When you trust in God, he speaks to you as one would speak to a friend. It might not be face to...

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You Are a Friend of God

By: Dr Eliezer GonzalezIn your spiritual experience, do you consider yourself more as a slave to religion, or as a friend of God? Your answer to this question may determine your happiness in this life, and even your eternal destiny.During the walk from the upper room to the Garden of Gethsemane,...

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The Voice from the Heart of Darkness

By: Dr Eliezer GonzalezWe expect to see God in beauty, praise, and joy. We expect to see God in light. But what happens when all we see is darkness? A great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces… but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind...

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Hope for Those with Small Faith

By: Dr Eliezer GonzalezI do believe; help me overcome my unbelief! (Mark 9:24, NIV). There’s this story of a man who came to Jesus, asking him to cure his son (Mark 9:24). This man admitted that although he had some faith, his faith was mixed with doubt. Of course, Jesus cured his son....

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Jesus is Never in a Hurry

By: Dr Eliezer GonzalezWe’re always in a hurry, and it’s easy for us to miss things. That’s why it’s so good to know that God isn’t, and he doesn’t. When Simon Peter entered the tomb of Jesus on the greatest Sunday morning in the history of the world, what he...

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The Storms We Make For Ourselves

By: Dr Eliezer GonzalezJesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid” (Matthew 14:27, NIV). While they were crossing the lake, a huge storm arose (Matthew 14:23). Early in the morning, and in the middle of the storm, Jesus went out to meet...

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Being The One Percent

By: Dr Eliezer GonzalezI don’t know about you, but I’ve always felt like the odd one out. However, I have the sneaking suspicion that deep down, most of us go through life feeling like that. That’s why we struggle so hard to fit in. We feel like we belong to the one percent...

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