The Apostle John introduces Jesus as “The Word” in his Gospel: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1) By Word, God spoke the world into creation. God said, “Let there be light”, and there was light. (Genesis 1:3) The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. (John 1:14) By Word, Jesus calmed the storm. Jesus rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” (Mark 4:39) By Word, Jesus healed many. Jesus rarely healed by touch, as it was mostly by His word. Jesus healed the Centurion’s servant from afar. (Matthew 8:5-13) By Word, Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead. Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come […]
Names are important, as they have been throughout every age and culture. In Biblical times, a name took on a significant meaning as part of a person’s character, family, or history.   There are more than 100 names and titles for Jesus Christ throughout the Old and New Testaments, more than any other person in history. No one can begin to describe Jesus with just one name – as His glory, greatness, and impact cannot be limited to just one description!   Follow along each day during the holiday season as I share a different name of Jesus and Christmas ornament you can download to decorate and hang on your CHRISTmas tree! It’s a wonderful way to discover who Jesus Christ is, […]
Yemen lies south of Saudi Arabia on the Red Sea and Arabian Sea.  97% are Arab, and there are over 1700 clans and tribes.  It is the poorest country in the Arab world.  Oil-poor, dwindling water supplies, high unemployment and rapid population growth plague the country.  75% make their living through agriculture, especially from the drug qat. Once part of the Ottoman Empire, they have a turbulent history of wars and conquests.  Islam is the official religion and the legal system is based on sharia’a law.  Islam is very conservative in Yemen, and there is very little religious freedom.  Only .08% are Christian, and the rest are Muslim. According to tradition, Shem, the son of Noah founded the city of […]

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Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life, hope, and faith she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study.