Living Faith over Fear
It was their last night together. Judas had run off to do his thing. Jesus was telling the disciples that He was leaving, going to a place where they could not follow Him to right then. He said He would prepare a place for them so that when it was time, they would join Him […]
How is it, being a complacent Christian?
Revelation 3:20. A verse quite often used out of context. I can’t tell you how many times I have heard preachers say this is Jesus knocking on the door of the hearts of lost sinners in a salvation message. If we read the rest of the chapter, though, we find it isn’t that at all. […]
Have you chosen condemnation?
Some people read John 3:18 and think it shows that God really doesn’t love everyone unconditionally. I see it as God allowing mankind to choose their eternity. He has done all the hard work of providing the Way for people to walk away from that which keeps them from Him into a right standing with […]
Here’s how to find real and perfect peace
Perfect peace. Ahh! But wait. What’s that mean? It’s no more wars, right? No more conflict? Everyone agrees on every subject? I actually think perfect peace supercedes those. We haven’t seen the absence of wars, the end of conflict, and people most certainly don’t agree on much of anything, much less everything! Yet God says […]
What do you do with the word of God?
How utterly cool is it that we have the words of and about Christ so readily available?!? I mean, we can go to the store and get one, order one online, or there’s an app for that. It’s available, yet what do we do with it? Apostle Paul said we’re supposed to let those words […]
God’s response to the brokenhearted and crushed
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.” Psalms 34:18 Oh, how I have lived this! Brokenhearted, crushed spirit, trauma piled upon tragedy upon grief. There was no way out, no way up. And yet, He was there. Not a physical presence. Not an audible voice. Yet His presence. […]
Don’t just say it. DO it!
“Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions” John said. How many times have you said someone needs to practice what they preach? How many times have we needed to practice what we preach? Just a few lines before John wrote this, he talked […]
Serving > being served. Jesus said so.
Jesus is God. He deserved the best of everything. Adoration, respect, a seat at the head of every table, a throne. He deserved this, and He knew He deserved it, yet He chose to come in the disguise of a tradesman, a man who worked with His hands. He accepted the seat at the other […]
People are watching you!
What does “whatever” mean?Like, does it really mean “anything” and “everything”? So, like, every action, reaction, word, and thought? Pretty much. When we walk around as believers, we need to be cognizant that others are watching. Not like some reality TV show, but watching to see how we behave – not just unbelievers, but other […]
Know the Truth: Learn What God Thinks of You
This is for every christian who wants to know what God thinks of you and live a meaningful life without having to live in shame. Thought #1 – God Rescued You For A Reason FOCUS Ephesians 2:4—10 Ephesians 2:7 says, ”So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible […]
The enemy is not the church down the street or people in that political party
Chapter 42 of Psalms starts with the words many of us have sung in one form or another, “As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for You, O God.” The psalmist is declaring his need for God as well as praise, asking when he can leave this world to go and […]