BELIEVE

BELIEVE

Listen to the words of Jesus found in the Gospel of John 5:24……….”Truly, truly I say to you. He that hears my word and BELIEVES on him that sent me, has everlasting life, and will NOT come into judgment, but is passed from death to life”. How precious are Jesus’ own words. There is no amount of work that we may do, helpfulness that we may show others, that opens the doorway to heaven and eternal life. In Jesus’ own…

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SECURE

SECURE

Once again, listen to what Jesus said……….”My Father, who gave them to me, is greater than all; and no man (nothing) is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand”. (John 10:29) As a Christian, if I truly believe what Jesus said here in this Scripture, then my life should reflect boldness, courage, and fearlessness in sharing and proclaiming the Gospel, the good news, of Jesus Christ. What is that good news? Jesus paid the penalty that was due…

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REVIVAL

REVIVAL

The Church today, God’s people who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ, need to experience deep revival, an awakening not known in the past 100 years. The world seems in total chaos today – most things seem out of control. Wars abound, violence is rampant, disrespect toward anyone and everyone is widespread, self-centeredness is “the rule” of life, and the Christian faith is under attack around the world. How has this happened? The Church, the true Church, over the…

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The Convicting Aspects of Salt

The Convicting Aspects of Salt

Season all your grain offerings with salt. Do not leave the salt of the covenant of your God out of your grain offerings; add salt to all your offerings. ;Leviticus 2:13  You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.  ;Matthew 5:13    I have been an outdoor runner for more than half of my…

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WHY SHEPHERDS?

WHY SHEPHERDS?

  “And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.” ;Luke 2:8-9 (NIV)     On the night that Jesus was born, the angel of the Lord appeared to shepherds to make the announcement, “I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in…

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One Day Closer……..

One Day Closer……..

“All the days ordained for me were written in your book beforeone of them came to be.”Psalm 139:16 Many people as they start a New Year take time to make new year’s resolutions. It is amusing that many such resolutions are couched with the phrase “I’ll try…..!!!”. That phrase is a recipe for failure. As soon as the pain or discomfort of the resolution sets in, many individuals simply give up. It is surprising how seldom you hear any resolution…

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Passion and Concern

Passion and Concern

     I am not a theologian. But I do find it important to read and study the Holy Scriptures to understand God’s perspective on life, life that He created. One thing I have learned is this: It is not “tolerance” to accept, promote or simply ignore immorality, and it is not “intolerance” to speak out against immorality. Speaking the truth in love represents a passion and concern for the eternal destiny of man. In examining the life of Jesus…

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Committed or Complacent? – Part II

Committed or Complacent? – Part II

Let’s look again at Agnes that was mentioned in “Committed or Complacent? – Part I” a little more. How did a 13-year old young lady come to such a deep commitment to Jesus Christ back in 304A.D. that she would lay down her life joyfully? How was she able to come to such a deep knowledge of and love for Jesus Christ? To be sure she did not have a treatise on systematic theology by Lewis Sperry Chafer, nor did…

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Committed or Complacent? – Part I

Committed or Complacent? – Part I

What does this matter of “committed” look like? How would I be able to recognize such a characteristic? Let’s look at the story of Agnes from about the year 304 A.D. By way of historical background, through a military overthrow, Diocletian became emperor of Rome in 284 and went about restoring the empire’s former glory and unity. Christianity was well established in 284 and, as a result, hindered the revival of the pagan religious practices. Caesar Galerius, Diocletian’s lieutenant, convinced…

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