Jesus talked a lot about the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom of God is the "good news" (Luke 4:43) that he charged his disciples (and all of us) with telling everyone about (Luke 9:60). In the prayer he taught the disciples, he prayed for God's Kingdom to come. (Matthew 6:10) He declared that we should seek … Continue reading Citizens of the Winning Kingdom
The Bible talks a lot about "searching" for God. Search for the Lord and for his strength; continually seek him. (Psalms 105:4 NLT) All night long I search for you; in the morning I earnestly seek for God. (Isaiah 26:9 NLT) O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. (Psalms 63:1 NLT) … Continue reading Searching for God
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. (Romans 12:2 NLT) When people look at me, do they see me being transformed? … Continue reading Transformed by Jesus
I bet when we have a chance to ask God what the most popular question he is asked is, he will tell us it is the question, "Why?" Even Christians with complete faith in God wonder "why" when things happen that we can't explain or understand. And even when we're holding on to the Romans … Continue reading Trust…and remember
Each day when I read the news, the world is looking more and more evil. I won't even bother listing all the awful and immoral things happening today. The lack of God-fearing repentance is growing and growing. Surely there has been evil in the world since mankind first sinned, but it is getting worse. And … Continue reading Where is this world headed?
These days society focuses an awful lot on "self". Self-help. Self-confidence. Self-improvement. Self-indulgence. We are programming entire generations to believe that the world revolves around them. And this sort of self-centeredness is completely contrary to what Jesus taught and exemplified. Jesus told us to turn from our selfish ways. (Luke 9:23) He spent his entire … Continue reading Self-not
I've often heard it said that God doesn't "punish" people. But is that really true? And if it is - does that mean we shouldn't expect consequences for our poor choices? As a parent - I know that I must step in and correct my children's behavior when necessary to help them learn not to … Continue reading Loving discipline