Everyone has a “God-shaped hole”……The “God-shaped hole” concept states that every person has a void in his soul/spirit/life that can only be filled by God. The “God-shaped hole” is the innate longing of the human heart for something outside itself, something transcendent, something “other.” Ecclesiastes 3:11“He has also set eternity in the hearts of men…”. […]

“Is there meaning in tragedy?”……When tragedy strikes, it is common for people to ask, “What does this mean?” When we witness some disaster or mass murder, there is a natural feeling that what has happened should not have happened. This innate sense of “wrongness” is a clue to meaning in these events. When we look […]

“What is the meaning of the word ‘hallelujah’?”……The word ‘hallelujah’ is most familiar in the context of the ‘Hallelujah Chorus’ from Handel’s Messiah. ‘Hallelujah’ is a Hebrew word meaning “praise ye JAH (Jehovah)’. …Hallelujah appears four times in the NIV and NASB (Revelation 19:1-6), and is translated ‘alleluia’ in the King James Version. In modern […]

“What is the meaning and significance of the crown of thorns?”……After Jesus’ sham trials and subsequent flogging, and before He was crucified, the Roman soldiers “twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on His head. They put a staff in His right hand and knelt in front of Him and mocked Him. ‘Hail, […]

“What is the meaning of life?”……What is the meaning of life? How can purpose, fulfillment, and satisfaction in life be found? How can something of lasting significance be achieved? So many people have never stopped to consider these important questions. They look back years later and wonder why their relationships have fallen apart and why […]

Hallelujah   “Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him.” (Psalm 68:4) Psalm 68:4NLT Sing praises to God and to his name!  Sing loud praises to him who rides the clouds. His name is the LORD—  rejoice in his presence! […]

The Blood of the Lamb June 22, 2012   Revelation 12:11  “And they have defeated him by the blood of the Lamb and by their testimony.…And they did not love their lives so much that they were afraid to die“ This is the last reference in the Bible to the shed blood of the Lord Jesus […]