Taking Christ’...

When I was a child, I was taught to be good and do all the things that good Christians do. Christians don’t smoke or drink, they don’t swear or use Jesus’ name in vain and they go to church. This was life growing up and I thank God that it probably kept me out of much evil,...

Why Not What.

Two simple little words that can ask a question with a loaded answer. Similar to the famous question “To be or not to be?” asked by Hamlet, it’s the REASON we do what we do. In the past couple years I began to question everything that I knew and believed was true. I was in search for...

Don’t Save the...

There are some Christians that believe in a “once saved, always saved” doctrine. This is when you say a prayer one time in your life and you are “saved” until Jesus returns. If this is true and the way that God intended life to be, He would have taken us to Heaven the moment that we said we...

Can you see the wind...

You may have heard it asked before, “Can you see the wind?” The truth is “no” we are unable to see the wind, BUT we are able to see the effects of the wind. A light wind will blow trees, grass and flags. A good wind will blow a windmill generating power, or help to sail a boat across the sea....

The Proof is in the ...

Jesus raised the bar so high that attaining a right standing with God was impossible. It was never possible to prove our goodness through action. Our best efforts will always appear as dirty rags (Isaiah 64:6). (I hate to go into detail about these “dirty rags”, but it actually speaks of the...

Yokes on Me

What a love have we that Jesus gave it all so we could live. What an amazing freedom I have found in His cross. I melt at His awesome name and tears well up in my eyes when I think about His goodness. I am so undeserving, but yet He saw different. I cannot earn what He has done, nor prove through actions that I am worthy. I used to try and prove my love through actions. This doesn’t work. You see, I had taken the verse “If you love Me, you will keep My commands” and I had used it as some sort of burden to prove my love. The truth is: His love revealed compels me. All I need to do I love Christ. Yes, because the more I love Him, the...

Is your faith being challenged? Nov21

Is your faith being ...

I have been a member of a church congregation for numerous years. The idea of people fellowshipping, learning more about God and simply enjoying life and loving others was a concept was created by God. We need each other because we were created that way. God is a very community-oriented,...

The Prayer of Jabez EXPOSED!

God is never moved by pride, but it is with humbleness that God’s heart is moved. We know very little about Jabez in the Bible. 1Ch 4:9 Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. His mother named him Jabez and said, “I gave birth to him in pain.” 10 Jabez called out to the God of Israel: “If only You would bless me, extend my border, let Your hand be with me, and keep me from harm, so that I will not cause any pain.” And God granted his request. Most preachers use verse ten to explain the story of Jabez out of context to back up their prosperity Gospel. The prosperity message is not the Gospel at all, but many...

Simplicity.

We have made to Gospel too complex. We have created ministries and churches with big buildings, large salaries and unnecessary overhead; all in the name of spreading the gospel. We have fundraising drives to raise money for building projects, or missionaries. We become so ministry-minded,...

Once A Gain

I have been reading Ecclesiastes lately. I have never read much of Ecclesiastes before the last couple days. But before I dove into it, I had the same feelings as the writer. I am beginning to understand the waste of the things that we put importance on in life. Everything is foolishness. I...