We all have a redemption story because we were all headed for destruction before Jesus redeemed us. But it seems like some people enjoy the trip more than others. They create their own idols (because we all serve something) and define their own destiny, convinced that they’ve got it all figured out. They believe the … Continue reading Sometimes it takes rock bottom
The Gospel of Christ Jesus is not an afterthought. God sees the end from the beginning, and he was not surprised when Adam and Eve sinned. He wasn't suddenly faced with the need for a plan and it didn't take him generations to come up with one. Christ's shed blood on the cross and resurrection … Continue reading The Gospel of Jesus Christ – God’s Plan All Along
The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron. - 1 Timothy 4:1-2 NIV Deception. It's a scary word, especially in a Biblical context. To think … Continue reading Beware of Deception
Day by day we see more senseless violence as American society is feeling a divide that doesn't belong there. The lines between sides are getting more and more blurry as two police officers (not white) were senselessly gunned down as they sat in their car. Who is the fight between? Is it black vs. white? … Continue reading All Lives Matter
Followers of Christ are often referred to as "believers". But what exactly are we believers in? That Jesus was a real person? Sure. That he was good? Yes, of course. That he walked the earth teaching wonderful truths? That, too. But a lot of people believe those things. This is no big step of faith. … Continue reading Believer – in what?
During Jesus' teaching ministry, he told a parable that illustrated the finality of choosing our own way rather than acknowledging the fact that only God's redemption plan has a happy ending. (Luke 16:19-31). I wrote my own little story based on his words. ************************************************* Once upon a time there was a rich, successful man that … Continue reading What are you waiting for?
"For simpletons turn away from me—to death. Fools are destroyed by their own complacency. But all who listen to me will live in peace, untroubled by fear of harm.” (Proverbs 1:32, 33 NLT) Complacency: a feeling of quiet pleasure or security, often while unaware of some potential danger, defect, or the like; self-satisfaction or smug … Continue reading Complacency
When God first created mankind, he was hanging out with us. We were in perfect fellowship with him, oblivious to a world full of sin. We lived in a beautiful garden, alongside the animals, with fresh fruits and vegetables at our disposal. God's only forbiddance was the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. … Continue reading Redemption plan
We each have our own story of redemption, but how many of us never share it. If you're a sinner (which you are) and if you've been redeemed (which you have been if you've turned to Jesus) -- don't you think your story could have an impact on others? God graciously "turned on the light … Continue reading Unlikely messengers
What is the gospel message? 1 - We are all sinners and cannot have fellowship or eternity with God covered in the filth of sin. (And by the way, all sin is filthy. God didn't assign a rating scale to sin.) 2 - God created us to be in fellowship with him...for eternity. So he … Continue reading Who is Jesus to you