Month: April 2017

Kindness

Kindness Pay it forward or is it backward? The kidney transplant you prayed for yesterday… the rest of the story. Pat the recipient Paul the donor Paul was a childhood friend of Pat’s but much younger. When Paul saw the article in the local paper that his old friend needed a kidney Paul responded and… Read more »

Charisma

Have you ever known a person who could persuade another to leave their occupation and families and follow Him? Mark 1:20 “And immediately he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants and followed him.” Jesus had that kind of charisma. His disciples dropped what they were doing… Read more »

The Kingdom of God; Prayer

Was the Kingdom of God on earth only while Jesus was ministering? Mark 1:14-15 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” If that were so why would He… Read more »

Deepen Rather than Broaden Your Faith

So many times the familiar becomes commonplace and taken for granted. Therefore, when a false god is presented many fall away denying the all powerful, omnipresent, and omniscient true God, Jesus the Christ. Colossians 2:3-4 “in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I say this in order that no one may… Read more »

Seek Advice

When we are in need of advice to whom shall we turn? Proverbs 8:8-9 “All the words of my mouth are righteous; there is nothing twisted or crooked in them. They are all straight to him who understands, and right to those who find knowledge.” We should seek advice from the Lord through His written… Read more »

Why Pray?

Why Pray? Well first because the Bible is replete with examples of and instructions to pray in nearly every book. And second because while walking the earth Jesus, God incarnate, prayed fervently and often. Besides the times Jesus went off to fast and pray we are specifically given the Lords Prayer (Matthew 6:5-15; Luke 11:1-13)… Read more »

Heart

What is the most important aspect of ones being? Proverbs 4:23 “Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.” Your heart is. But it is subject to influence from good and evil. It must be protected from the influences of the world lest it be hardened. Romans 1:21 “For… Read more »

Salvation

It rains on both the good and the evil… but only the repentant are able to substitute the blood of Christ for righteousness and seek shelter from the Lord… Psalms 37:39 “The salvation of the righteous is from the LORD; he is their stronghold in the time of trouble.” Yet we are told there are… Read more »

Salvation: What about those who have never heard?

What does scripture say about those who have never heard of Jesus or how to be saved? Psalms 98:2 “The LORD has made known his salvation; he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations.” So the entire world (nations) knows what God requires for salvation. Deuteronomy 4:29 NKJV) “But from there you… Read more »