Truth and the Man 2-2

In Chapter 1  we read that on that day, at the revelation of Jesus Christ, He is going to take vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who don’t obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus. Just so we are clear, the word gospel means “good news,” so the gospel of Christ is the good news of His coming to provide forgiveness of sins for all who will believe.

Staying the Course (2) 1-19

On this journey called life we each make choices. Those choices, to obey or disobey, to be kind or unkind, to love or not to love, to forgive or not to forgive, to believe or not believe, pave the road to heaven or hell. If you have accepted the forgiveness and new life found in Christ then you must stay the course until the end. Christ and His church should be what defines your walk and who you are, not your job, hobbies, or anything else. 

Staying the Course – 1-12

If you are following Christ you will end up with Christ, if you are following the world, you will end up where those of the world will end up. That decision is made in the steps you take each day. Each of us are all on this journey called life and once we have received new life in Christ we must stay the course. We stay the course by, and in, the grace, love, and mercy of God! 

2 Don’ts 12-9

Are you ready to start a fire in our communities? It has to start here! The fire must spread form the local Church. We must fan into flame, or rekindle, the gifts God has blessed us with! Take your next step….  Do not stifle the Spirit, instead, “stifle yourself” – Deny the flesh, put to death what belongs to the flesh… God has called us, His Church, to go into their communities, to prophecy, spread the Gospel, and be a witnesses of God’s love.

Ready Church! 11-17

In Experiencing God Day by Day we are told that “Biblically, waiting on the Lord is never passive; it is always active. Waiting requires us to cease form our own pursuits and give God our complete attention.” We are to be doing what our lord and master commands us to do. We are to be ready for His return (See Luke 12:36-48)!  How can you be ready if you are not His, not walking in faith, not obedient to what you know to do? Listen, I am trying my best to warn and equip you; Jesus is coming back!

Pleasing God 10-13

Pornography use in the U. S. is at an all time high and that has bled into congregations throughout our country and the world… “Pornography hurts adults, children, couples, families, and society. Among adolescents, pornography hinders the development of a healthy sexuality, and among adults, it distorts sexual attitudes and social realities. In families, pornography use leads to marital dissatisfaction, infidelity, separation, and divorce.”

Sanctification 10-6

Whole denominations have fallen away claiming to be open and accepting, out of love, of what God clearly calls sin. Jesus never accepted, encouraged, or endorsed sin. He loved the sinner and hated the sin. When Jesus comes back, He is coming in Judgment.  Judgment day, the Lord’s Day, the Last Day is coming.

Holiness and Prayer 9-22

When we are in Christ we are walking in the Love of God and are being obedient out of God’s love for us. Remember, we love because He first loved us, and when God’s love is manifested in our lives we love one another, “If we love one another, God remains in us and his love is made complete in us.”

Faith & Love, Part 2 9-15

Biblical Love is an action; we are called to love as Jesus loves, so that others can experience the love of God. To experience God is to experience the Biblical Love that Jesus showed us. That is found in few congregations today. It is forgiveness, acceptance, compassion, and faith in the One who loves us which leads us to works!

Each and every congregation of God’s church is called to love. We are to live out the love of God that has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us (Romans 5:5). Who is this “us”? Believers, the saints, the blood bought, the Bible believing Church of the living God!

Faith and Love, Part 1 9-8

Let’s say that God calls you to do something that is way out side your comfort zone. You know that God has laid it on your heart to do this and you are struggling with fear or doubt, but knowing the love of God, you take the step of faith, and do what has been laid on your heart. The moment you took your “Next Step” your spiritual journey was shortened. But now, having taken that Next Step you have to rely on God. There will be trials and tribulations, problems will arise, things will happen, the enemy will attack, but as God brings you through these trials and tribulations your trust and love for God increases and grows your faith exponentially.

Persecution & Apostasy 9-1

In many areas of the world real persecution and death are part of being a Christian. In China, India, and North Korea, Believers face persecution every day. And yet it is in those countries that the Church is growing the fastest. It is there that there is a hunger and thirst for God’s Word that we do not have here. They understand and know that, “all who want to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted” (2 Timothy 3:12).