Is malice perpetually active in your heart, in your mind and in what you do and say every day… bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, perpetual animosity, resentment, strife, fault-finding, slander, all spitefulness, verbal abuse, malevolence? (Ephesians 4:31-32)
I’m still workin’ more on being more consistently kind, more helpful, more tender-hearted, more forgiving. How ’bout you?
We can learn a lot from the Bible about our “conscience”. We all start life with one. How’s yours doing?
The judgement of God is a sure thing – guaranteed by God Himself. God also guarantees eternal freedom from judgement to all that turn to Him. That is why Jesus came to earth. Jesus came to save us all. Are you ready to meet your Maker?
Sinning is easy. Repenting? Not so much. But God “will not be willing to forgive him” after earth time is done. Are you turning away from God? Or, have you been born again?
I am a child of the King – not the sum of all my sins.
Ever try to convince your mind that your behavior is not really all that bad?
Smile. It affects others.
Jesus spoke this to Paul on the road to Damascus – one short verse that explains the Gospel of salvation in Jesus, in Acts 26:18.
Key truths about sin as taught in the Bible.
Is your “god” too small? Does “he” leave you fearful about your eternity? What kind of god have you chosen? Were you ever truly born again – back when you supposedly “accepted Christ”?
A “soul” is invisible, of course, so nobody can actually “see” one. But the Bible tells me we all have one. My soul is inside my insides, deep within my being. That is where I run my life, sort of my command center. And I “see” my soul sparkly clean when I confess my sins and Jesus washes me thoroughly.
It was not so nasty a word
It was quite the mystery of the universe. Sin had destroyed the lovely Garden of Eden relationship Adam and Eve had with Creator God. So God established a “covenant of forgiveness”, a system of sacrifice whereby His followers could be forgiven.
But it was obvious that we on earth could not go on for all of eternity sacrificing lambs for the forgiveness of sins. What did God have in the works? It remained a mystery for centuries. And then, finally, according to His perfect timing, He revealed the answer.
All our life we will feel the pains of this world. That is a reality. After all, we are still human. The difference is: we have hope in Christ…way before He implemented Creation – His plan was always to “redeem” us back to Himself, to bring us to His salvation, to give us His strength and encouragement in this life
As we are raised up we will be given an “incorruptible” (everlasting) new body, like Christ’s resurrected body. Christ was the first, and we are next
Good talk is fun! Put simply: It involves your mouth voicing words with your brain full on, your heart tuned to “nice“, and another talker involved – some listening ear understanding you, involved mutually in the conversation. If there is no understanding – then there is no communication. If it’s not mutual, then there is […]
Ever thought about this?…how “for salvation in Christ — hating is life changing”? Part of Jesus’ message says: 1 John 3:14 We know that we have passed out of death into Life, because we love the brothers and sisters. He who does not love remains in [spiritual] death. Hate is “eternal-life-changing”. Scary thought. Are you […]
You do know, right (?)… that we are actually all together one race? Today’s news events of hate-filled cops and hate-filled rioters and hate-filled political movements seem to indicate otherwise. Is anyone reading the Bible – and actually trying to follow Jesus? I’m sure you heard about this murder of George Floyd. It happened in […]
I already met the challenge. What about you? My response to Jesus was, “Yes…. I will follow you with all that I am.” What is your response to this challenge from the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Here is the challenge: The Challenge Creator God came to earth on a mission. God Himself came down to […]
Love forgives. Plain and simple. Nothing less. Is your love acting, or “failing”? 1 Peter 4:8 Above all, have fervent and unfailing love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins [it overlooks unkindness and unselfishly seeks the best for others]. Got to have it: “have fervent and unfailing love”. Have it. Have […]
The very clear message of Christ is that sinners can be changed when they repent in sincerity and truth, choosing to become God’s true followers. You can have all your sinful past forgiven by God, and be totally accepted into His Forever Family immediately, both here on earth now – and in heaven where we are declared forgiven in His Courts. Don’t be fooled into hell by thinking your sin is legitimate before God.
What happens if/when I finally reconcile with God? When I reconcile with God everything changes! Instant Forgiveness 1 John 1:9 Condemnation Voided Romans 8:1 Legally Declared Perfect Colossians 3:3 Promised Eternal Life John 3:16 His Forever Child – Now 1 John 5:13 Eternity Starts at Salvation 1 John 5:13 Made Brand New 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 […]
-excerpt from the article What God Did for Man (February 19, 2018) What happens if/when I finally reconcile with God? When I reconcile with God everything changes! Instant Forgiveness 1 John 1:9 Condemnation Voided Romans 8:1 Legally Declared Perfect Colossians 3:3 Promised Eternal Life John 3:16 His Forever Child – Now 1 John 5:13 Eternity […]
Since I am born again into a new life in Christ, I’m not only human, after all. Never again. Through Christ I am now a new creation of God, and He, by the Holy Spirit, has a special place inside my soul. Like no other “god” could have done, He made my spirit alive so […]
Have you ever tried to grasp the deep intensity of God’s feelings against your sin? Do you know how much He hates sin?
Anyone at anytime with sincerity and truth – can find forgiveness in Jesus for anything. The key word there? Sincerity. God sees the thoughts and intents of our heart. No foolin’ with God.
Hebrews 9 explains the heavenly legal arrangement for us to be forgiven. Forgiveness had to be declared – legally – by God through His justice system, or God would not have been just – and we would never have had a chance to be saved. God, being holy, cannot accept sinfulness into His Kingdom, so […]
Imagine this: You yourself are observing God from a special vantage point, seeing things onfold – back in the day…. The God of All There Is, on His throne, governing all that exists, all of which He Himself created, has just created the first man, Adam, and the first woman, Eve. Your ancestors. And they […]
The plan of God for the ages has been shown to us in the God-inspired writings collected into the book called the Bible. If we draw near, if we read for ourselves, if we examine the truths therein — it is then clear what God has been doing throughout the history of mankind, and we […]
These days everyone has their own idea of what life is and what we are doing here. We sing “what’s it all about?” Have you stopped, in the whirlwind of your life, to think about God? God has spoken to man – through the Bible. And He is the One that made it all happen. Doesn’t that sort of trump us all? Shouldn’t the Truths of God take precedence over whatever it is that we play around with in our minds? The damning God …and the forgiving God: One God. Have you been forgiven by God?