We all know that Grace is “unmerited favor.” Grace is forgiveness, blessings, and provision. But what’s on the other side of the coin? God pours out Grace to forgive our sins, and that’s awesome. Grace is greater than sin. And–before we sin, while we are in the struggle, we need to pray and ask for … More Grace: The two-sided coin – part 1
9 But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”[c] 10 But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. 11 For what … More 1 Corinthians 2:9-12
God has raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly realm in Christ Jesus. – Ephesians 2:6 See yourself seated next to Jesus in the heavenly realm. From here, we have a different view of the world, our problems, and our families. We see the “big picture”. We are above our … More Everyone, come in and take your seat!
Before we knew Jesus, we were sinners. But we got saved by Grace, and we are not sinners anymore, we are a new creation in Christ. 2 Cor 5:17. So we are now the righteousness of God in Christ. 2 Cor 5:21. If we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us … More Sinners, Grace and Moving on
I want to tear down all the prisons! A stronghold can either be a prison, or it can be a fortress. A prison is a place where one is held captive. A fortress is a place of safety and protection, usually high above ground, where you can watch for enemy attacks, and be ready to … More I want to tear down all the prisons!
I wrote this a few years ago in response to some Jehovah Witnesses who had showed up at my door. I thought it would be helpful to have all this information in one place. JESUS IS GOD. John 1:1-5 The Word Became Flesh 1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, … More When Jehovah Witnesses knock on your door, tell them the truth. Jesus is God.
Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before … More Today’s Scripture
Yes, this song was originally done by the Kinks, and later done by the Pretenders. Hang in there, I am going somewhere with this. 😉 I read this passage yesterday from the book of Revelation Chapter 5. John tells us in Chapter 4 that he saw an open door in heaven. And the voice told … More Stop Your Sobbing
I recently watched a man on television who had a vision of Judgment Day, the Return of Jesus to the Earth. He had a $40 package that people could purchase to learn what they needed to do to be ready for Christ’s return. I decided to search the Bible for myself and get some answers … More In God’s waiting room
For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. Romans 8:22 (KJV) An athlete runs steadfastly, completing the last lap, as the trainer looks at his stopwatch and calls, “Time!” A college student answers the final question on her exam as the minutes tick away and her proctor says, … More Time is Almost Up – by Denise Ferrell
…Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”Matthew 19:26 This scripture keeps jumping in front of my eyes today. 🙂 Sometimes we need to be reminded.We go through things that are hard to understand. Then we have to remember: “All things work together … More With God all things are possible.
This is what happens when we take scriptures out of context. If we read the beginning of the Bible (Old Testament), with rules for sacrificing animals, but we don’t read the New Testament, we won’t understand that the sacrifices were pictures of what the Messiah was going to do. He was the sacrifice God gave … More “Judas hanged himself.” “Go and do likewise”
We love to watch movies that keep us on the edge of our seats; we love the anticipation of what’s going to happen next. This seems to be part of what makes us human—curiosity. We want to know beforehand what’s going to happen, we make our guesses and then wait, holding our breath and bracing … More I’m in Suspense!
Jesus and his disciples were now on the road going up to Jerusalem. Jesus was going ahead of the disciples, who were filled with alarm; the people who followed behind were afraid. Once again Jesus took the twelve disciples aside and spoke of the things that were going to happen to him. “Listen, ” he … More Don’t forget how GOOD the GOOD NEWS is!
“There is no greater love than this: that a person would lay down his life for the sake of his friends.” –Aramaic Bible in Plain English John 15:13 Keith Green died at the age of 28. He was a Jewish believer in Jesus. His music lives on!
Help, I’m choking! If something is stuck in my throat, but I can’t talk, I might be a rocket scientist, but if I can’t speak, what good is it? I can’t share my knowledge. With all the news from the Middle East lately, it’s hard not to get overwhelmed by everything going on. To hear … More I need a spiritual Heimlich maneuver
I saw this picture circulating around the interwebs.* I’ve seen lots of pictures of Jesus walking on the water over the years: pictures of Peter falling into the water, Jesus walking in the storm. This one got my attention because Jesus is wearing sandals. I let that sink in for a minute. We know that … More Jesus wore sandals.
“For God did not send His son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” – John 3:17 Related articles John 17:3 – Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, (church4u2.wordpress.com) Trust God To Save You!! (gospelbondservant.com)
We had a surprise guest attend our usual Tuesday prayer group, Pastor Betty Wodila, from Uganda. There are no coincidences with God, in my humble opinion, and since the widows and orphans subject has been on my mind during the past week, Betty was sent across my path. In Uganda, the hospitals do not feed … More Would you like to help widows and Orphans?