Posts by Sarah Bissell

Living in a Broken World

“And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the robe and put his own clothes on him and led him away to crucify him.” Matthew 27:31 ESV Picture this: you’re talking to a friend, trying to lead them to walk with the Lord, and you’re pretty confident with what you’re saying. You’ve made it through the conversation so far being able to answer most of their questions to their satisfaction. Then they hit you with “Why do bad things happen to good…

Loving to the End

“You make known to me the path of life;     in your presence there is fullness of joy;     at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11 ESV I guess I’m at the age where I’m supposed to be deciding what I want to do for the rest of my life. Of course, God could change my direction at any time, but for now, I’ve chosen my major, what jobs on and off campus I’m doing, and I’m starting to think about…

Where do we find God?

“Let my cry come before you, O Lord; give me understanding according to your word!” Psalm 119:169 ESV There’s a group on my campus that meets every Wednesday night, called Ratio Christi. It’s an apologetics group aimed at educating Christians and non-Christians alike about the case we can make for God, based on Science, Mathematics, Logic, etc. Each week is a new topic, and a different point is discussed. This week, it just happened to be, a mathematical explanation for one…

Unconditional Acceptace

23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. 26 It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier…

What Matters Most?

“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” James 4:8 ESV Priorities. I can think of a million reasons that I am terrible at them. Being involved in clubs, having a job, going to class – it all adds up to a huge list of things I have to do and keep up with. But there are always ten million other options staring me in the face that I could do instead… Facebook, Netflix, going out to dinner,…

“Who do you say that I am?”

“Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, ‘Who do people say the Son of Man is?’ And they said, ‘Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.’ He said to them, ‘But who do you say that I am?’” Matthew 16:13-15 ESV What do you think you would say to that? We get a lot of chances to sit down and talk with other Christians and…