Why is Prayer Important?

If God knows what I need, why should I pray? Just as the Bible is important for teaching us about who Jesus is, what He has done for us, and who we are in Him, so also is prayer a key part of building a deeper and abiding relationship with God.  When we read the...

Is the Monkey at Your Gate?

By Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope* Jesus [Note: the monkey at your gate will make sense when you finish reading.] As Christians we are all familiar with the saying, “we live in the world but we are not of the world.”  We know that our citizenship is in Heaven...

How did Jesus become a man?

by Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope* Jesus And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS (Matthew 1:21) At this time of year many ask, “how did God become a man?  What happened to make it possible for Jesus to be born of a woman?” The Bible doesn’t...
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