It’s a very simple message from God, actually – what He expects of us. His message is to all of us — us sinful, willful, rebellious, self-centered creatures: …He commands all people everywhere to repent [that is, to change their old way of thinking, to regret their past sins, and to seek God’s purpose for […]
Permission to enter Have you ever been denied access? …access to anything: your own computer, an airplane, a country, a bank, a school, a concert, your own house..? Didn’t that feel horrible? I mean, here you came all this way, looking forward expectantly to enter… and, you were denied! You thought you were ready! “Permission […]
– Hebrews 11:39 “…they gained [divine] approval through their faith“… Moses, Abel, Cain, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Abel, Cain, Enoch, Noah, Sarah, Joshua, sons of Israel, Rahab, Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, the prophets, …women, …others. – Hebrews 11 *Read this chapter of “The Hall of Heroes of the Christian Faith” Do you […]
Imagine a personal friend so close he is available instantly. Anytime anywhere he will help you with anything on your mind. What if this “instantaneous friend” has a continuous presence in you, a connection inside you, to understand you? Romans 8:15 For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading again to fear […]
I was drawn to this Fox News item (7/26/2019), Sports Illustrated model Haley Kalil says ‘sorry mom’ after dancing to tune containing ‘bad word’. The model said “sorry mom”. She was “sorry” because a “bad word” was in a song she danced to. I wondered, What is her faith background? How did she arrive to […]
Legitimate irritability. Ever see any yourself? Ever catch some from somebody – irritability? Do you legitimize your irritable ways? Recognize it in yourself? …that change of inflection revealing your irritability? You snap out a word. If you really go with it (the irritable feeling), you get stern, your voice rises, louder. Remember as a kid, […]
Just beyond “beyond the veil”, beyond this dimension where we live – there is a whole different existence prepared for us by God. And it’s eternal. Got your mind around that? For those who accepted Christ in this life — it will be totally… Awesome!
I’m a’ workin’ more on myself. (I know. It says: I am a working moron myself.) Sometimes I am a moron! I do exactly NOT what I wanted to do, just as the Apostle Paul admitted in Romans 7: verse 15. How foolish is that!? I want to be always right, and always righteous. But […]
It took nine months, but finally I slipped out, kicking and screaming, into the world. A new creation of God. My creation was birthed on March 31st. The end is yet to come. Go back a bit more in time to Genesis 1. There the Bible shares that God created the heavens and earth and […]
It is quite sobering to read the Bible and realize who we are, here on earth. We earthly creatures are born under God’s judgement. Unworthy of Him, we have been condemned to an eternity without Him. It will be life without God, forever. You can choose life with God, or you can choose life totally […]
Being “bad” or “good” is not the issue with God. God will judge us. But His judgement is based on His grace. Thankfully, His Judgement is not about how bad you’ve been. And, how good you’ve been will not help Him approve you. Whatever you have been, or not been, it is possible now to […]
You can choose life, or you can choose death. Choose life under God, or choose life void totally of the graces of God our Creator. It´s your choice. Take it or leave it.
I want it. I´ve got to want it, to get it. I never get anywhere unless I want it. I’ve got to want it – to get anything in life. There are of course those random flukes, like lottery wins – although even that I’d have to want it… and go buy a ticket. No […]
You are either in, or you are out. Scripture puts it this way: you are either of “those who are perishing”, or you are one of those “who are being saved”.
Me, When I Die…still in sin not forgiven by Christ Are you still rejecting Christ? Do you know that if you die in sin, you will die without hope, lost forever, never to see the goodness that is in God? God declares that all creation is condemned and due to be cast out of His […]
What’s it like these days to be a Christian? Really a Christian. Case Study. Like, take John: all his life he has struggled with sexual temptations. Every single day, except maybe when he has a cold or the flu, or is just plain in a foul mood, John has sexual temptations of one sort or […]
Source: Based on part of Is God Free? Man has a free will with which to make a choice: (1) John 3:36 >> “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” Hebrews 11:24-25 >> “By […]
January 22, 2008 A Letter to Danny: The mortgage guys sure messed-up our economy through their greed and dishonesty by arranging inappropriate loans for under-financed home-wanters. Now many are hurting with this economic downturn. Being unemployed, or under-employed, or loosing your house or an investment – is VERY tough to deal with. Been there, done […]