So why on earth not? Why on earth NOT believe in Jesus – and follow Him closely, intensely, with all that you are? What else do you have going? What else on earth is worthy of choosing – above Jesus?
Ephesians 5:1-3. “Therefore become imitators of God [copy Him and follow His example], as well-beloved children [imitate their father]; 2 and walk continually in love [that is, value one another—practice empathy and compassion, unselfishly seeking the best for others], just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and sacrifice to […]
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 […]
“…because the hand of the Lord his God was upon him.” – Ezra 7:6 We, the human race, are not alone, spinning around a planet in some far-off galaxy in a universe devoid of it’s Creator. Creator God continues His work in all of us. It behooves those of us who follow Him to get […]
The meaning of true “repentance”… The Lord God of the Old Testament always demanded true repentance, and He never changes. The same is true in the New Testament. Are you following this God? Or have you fallen for a different god of a different gospel? Are you expecting God to change His ways, or are […]
Quotes about mere puny mud-men and women of clay – us.
Giving it your all. That is what God expects of us. Are you sitting on the fence, as it were, hoping God sees your one foot on His side, but still keeping your other foot…NOT? We know that “being saved” is not “being without sin“. If that were God’s requirement, then we would all be […]
Every waking moment every day anywhere my mind is on my heart stays open my soul is listening my inner voice speaks and God is there and speaks to me every day anywhere I go God is there He hears He listens never gone never rushed with endless patience loves me always even when I […]
…what is necessary to be saved Have you examined your life lately? Try reading through the entire chapter of Matthew 25 and then look at the life you are living — in the context of what Jesus was teaching there. Glean what Jesus is telling us about what is required to be saved. You might […]
“Come now, and let us reason together” – Isaiah 1:18 Have you ever tried to grasp the deep intensity of God’s feelings against your sin? Do you know how much He hates sin? Sin is: anything done contrary to God’s will. And His will is made quite clear by God in the Bible. His will […]
The saving grace of God is so totally, awesomely immense! But it is limited. It is not all-accepting, indiscriminately saying to all comers: “Welcome. Enter into My Kingdom”. God has limited His grace of salvation to be effective ONLY for those who are sincere in heart. God only saves those who truly repent of their […]
What about you and God? What is “enough” – for Jesus to approve of you? Approve of your repentance? Approve of your life? What is enough for Christ to actually save you? It is one thing “to wish” for and really really want God’s offer of salvation, but quite another thing to really, actually… deny, take up, and follow.
Are you walking dead, or have you been made alive in Christ? Jesus said, “You are My friends if you do what I command you.” John 15:14 You are My friends if you do what I command you. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations The context of verses (verses 7-17) around that statement […]
“Then when all of life is over, and our work on earth is done, And the roll is called up yonder” …will you be there? [old hymn] So sad to think of it. Unfathomably horrifying, what will be the experience of so, so many “so-called” Christians on that momentous day, when, in person, they face […]
Only God Himself is real. All other gods are a sham not able to save you from your sins. Only God Himself cares about you loves you went out of his way for you died on a cross to save you is now preparing a place in heaven for you. Only God Himself inserted Himself […]
The Bible exhorts us to periodically examine our self and make sure you are in the faith. Don’t get caught standing before God Himself and discover there that you are NOT His follower! I would say it is serious enough to say, “Be damn sure you are right with God!” 2 Corinthians 13:5 Test yourselves […]
If you asked directions to somewhere specific, would you believe the guy if he told you, “All roads lead there, just take any road you see”? What kind of an idiot would you be? If you asked your doctor for a medication to take away heart-burn, would you believe the guy if he told you, […]
Scripture says IF we follow Christ, then we are worthy of Him. The very real reverse implication is – if we are NOT following Him in our daily living… then we are not worthy to stand in His presence on That Day. Scary thought.
Oh what a day that will be! To enter into the Kingdom of God – freely as His redeemed child. No cringing in shame, no sweating in fear, no burden of sinfulness before a Holy God. I can only imagine. There is no greater grace. There is no greater grace. There is no greater grace. […]
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 […]
Does saying a “sinners prayer” save one from going to hell? A lot of people think it does! The “sinner’s prayer” is usually said by the preacher or the person who is engaged in evangelism with the person who says they want to get saved. It has been used at evangelism crusades, revivals, church meetings, […]
Introduction. Scripture teaches us that without Christ all of humankind is unworthy of coming into God’s Kingdom – because they do not meet up to the standard of His Holiness. In our realms, you know how swift the judgment is upon a child bringing a gun on campus, right? That is an understandable standard, you […]