I’ll Hasten to His Throne

Bob Roane Jesus Christ, Joy and Peace, Loving and Trusting God, Prayer, Praise, Worship, Psalms

I love the Lord. He heard my cries, And pitied every groan. Long as I live, when troubles rise, I’ll hasten to His throne. (From a poem and hymn by Isaac Watts) Richard Smallwood Richard Smallwood is an American gospel composer, music director, and arranger. He has won many awards and his songs have been translated into Korean, German, Hebrew, …

Joy in Troubles

Bob Roane Jesus Christ, Joy and Peace, Loving and Trusting God

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance…so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything….Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has …

Don’t Be Afraid!

Bob Roane Jesus Christ, Joy and Peace, Loving and Trusting God

After calming the storm and rescuing His disciples, Christ said  “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” (Mark 4:40) This post builds on Jesus Calms the Storm Christians are Made for Faith, Not Fear Eli Stanley Jones (1884-1973) was an American Methodist missionary. He conducted evangelistic lectures held across the Indian subcontinent and said: God has …

Jesus Calms the Storm

Bob Roane Jesus Christ, Joy and Peace, Loving and Trusting God

Christ got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. (Mark 4:39) Reagan’s Perfect Pitch Many things in Scripture and life are deeper than they seem at first. In April 1984, President Ronald Reagan threw out the first pitch at a Baltimore Orioles game and then …

Compassionate Service

Bob Roane Jesus Christ, Service

Isaiah prophesied about Jesus the Messiah: “A bruised reed He will not break, and a smoldering wick He will not snuff out, till He has brought justice through to victory. In His name the nations will put their hope.” (Matthew 12:20-21, quoting Isaiah 42:1-4) Compassionate Christians Point to our Compassionate Lord Jim Petersen of The Navigators had a friend from …