Offer Your Heart To God

Offer your heart to God

“People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”

While Saul was still king over Israel, God sent the prophet Samuel to Bethlehem. At God’s instruction Samuel was to fill his horn with oil and go anoint a new king – a son of Jesse. Samuel was not initially told by God that Jesse had eight sons or which son he was to anoint. So when Samuel saw Eliab,  Jesse’s oldest son who was tall and good looking in appearance, Saul thought he had found the right man for the job. Continue reading

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You Can Make The Change

You can make the change

Think back on all your conversations with people who continually bring “God” or “Jesus” falsely into the mix. That should be easy. So many vomit up our deity’s names throughout the day; it is simply not unusual to hear the names taken in vain. The following is an excerpt from my book: Lift Him Up don’t Pull Him Down – The eternal importance of never momentarily taking our Lord’s name in vain. Continue reading

Jesus said, “When I am Lifted Up”

When I am lifted up

The Son of God came down to earth, so He could be lifted up from earth.

And I [Jesus], when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” John 12:32

Jesus spoke those words in Jerusalem to a crowd of people who were there to celebrate Passover.  Among the crowd were some Greeks and Jesus’ disciples. Jesus was concisely explaining way He must die. John 12:23 states Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Continue reading

God – The Only Way Sin Can Be Forgiven

God-the only way sun can be forgiven.

Luke 18:9-14 Respected Religious Leader versus Selfish Corrupt Tax Collector

A friend of mine and co-blogger, Laura Martin, published her book Positively Powerless – How a Forgotten Movement Undermined Christianity, WestBow Press. She was gracious enough to provide me with a copy to enjoy and write a review. Her topic is how the movement of positive thinking has “dethroned [Christ] and the self was made sovereign, rewiring our minds and weakening our faith.” Continue reading

7 Messianic Claims In John

7 Messianic Claims in John

Jesus Proclaims Who He Is In The Gospel Of John

The disciple John is the son of Zebedee. It was along the shore of the Sea of Galilee they prepared nets in their boat with John’s brother James. The Bible tells us: Without delay he [Jesus] called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed him. Mark 1:20

From the very beginning, John was drawn to Jesus. He is represented in the Gospels as being closer to Jesus than the other disciples. John refers to himself as “the disciple Jesus loved.” Continue reading