We expect our prayers to be answered a certain way and we are upset when they are answered differently. Let’s take a look at John the Baptist. (This was not directly answer to prayer so much as an answer to a question.) For Herod himself had sent and laid hold of John, and bound him … More When the answer is not the one you wanted.
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.
Kinda sounds like a new band, doesn’t it? I was wondering why the Bible is so specific in telling us that Jairus’s daughter was 12 years old. Why would it matter? The good news was that she was healed, raised from the dead. But it would be just as good if she had been 2, … More Jairus and the Twelves
Originally posted on Ambassador Devotional:
Today starts a series of devotionals I am using to become a better Ambassador for Christ. I am meditating on this particular scripture today. ? But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give…
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
Yes, it’s true. God loves tax collectors. This is the story of a short man who was up a tree. Yep, sittin’ in a tree. There was a great crowd of people who were pressing in to see who was walking down the street. Who was this, a celebrity? Zacchaeus was a short man so … More God loves tax collectors
“Dad, why are you throwing a party for him?” Dan asked. “I’m the one that’s always here for you. I’m the one who does what you ask. I deserve to make merry with my friends. Why did you kill the fatted calf for him?” “I just came in from working in your fields,” Dan continued, … More Sibling Rivalry at the Merry Party
Wise Men from the East Matthew Chapter 2 2 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and … More Wise Men (and women)
…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”
Frank Costanza (of Seinfeld fame) was onto something with his celebration of Festivus. I may be the only Christian who hates this time of year. Besides the endless commercialism outside the church, inside the church are endless debates over whether Jesus was actually born on December 25, or if He was born during September during … More I’m ready for my Feats of Strength
“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.
The above quotation was a response from a fellow blogger, Tony Roberts.I wish I could take credit for it…because it expresses the way I feel on just about every day of my life. Also known as IndyTony, he has been following the Lord’s leading to publish his memoirs while dealing with Bipolar. I myself, have … More “I cling to hope in Christ. At the same time, I find myself asking what God is trying to tell me.”
My 18-year-old son recently left home to attend college. I was more concerned about what he needed than he was. I was constantly asking him, “Do you need towels, sheets, or soap? Do you have enough toothpaste?” He would roll his eyes at me. I knew I had to let him go. I had several … More When my son left for college
“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)