Israel longed for a king, as other nations had their kings. So God found favor in Saul, son of Kish. Though Saul reigned forty-two years, it did not take him long to disobey God by failing to completely destroy the Amalekites and all their possessions. Thus, Saul fell out of God’s favor.
This action lead God to search for a new king, one with a heart God knew to be true. Continue reading
Faith That God Was Made Flesh
Do you have trouble believing God came to earth to dwell among us, dressed in the flesh of mankind? Some people may wish they have eternal life, hoping earth is not all there is for us. The apostle John states we can know we have it, based on God’s Word.
God himself tells us in the book of 1 John, that He came to us in the body of Jesus Christ. And His coming was a gift, so that whosoever believes in Jesus will have eternal life with Him in heaven. Read the Good News, shared by John: Continue reading
Last week, I used Revelation 3:20 to explain that Jesus wants to know YOU:
Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.
I also shared other Bible verses proclaiming Jesus is always here for us. He offers love and comfort, and His message proclaims truth: If we believe and have faith, we are set free from our sins.
This week, I want to break down the meaning of each section in Revelation 3:20. Continue reading
Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. Revelation 3:20
Like a delivery man tap-tap-tapping on your front door waiting for you to answer; Jesus lets you know He is available. And the gift Jesus offers is certain: you will be set free from sin. Continue reading
Yes, that’s the book for me/
I stand alone on the Word of God/
Do your remember that little song from Sunday School class? As a child, I enjoyed singing it because the tune is cute and we would sing the phrase over and over. As an adult, I like the song because it makes a clear statement.
Reading God’s Word daily, reinforces the great love He has for us. Continue reading
The story of Ruth tells us God accepts all who believe in Him.
Ruth was a Moabitess. Lot, nephew of Abraham, had an incestuous relationship with both of his daughters after they each got him drunk and slept with him. His oldest daughter became pregnant and gave birth to their son, Moab. Continue reading
Jesus Proclaims Himself In The Gospel Of John
From the very beginning, John was drawn to Jesus. John is represented in the Gospels as being closer to Jesus than any other disciple. He refers to himself as “the disciple Jesus loved.”
John is the son of Zebedee, both are fisherman. 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 Continue reading
The Bible tells us Joseph was the eleventh son born to Jacob, his mother was called Rachel. Joseph’s older brothers despised him because he was the favored son of Jacob.
Genesis 37:3 Now Israel [Jacob] loved Joseph more than any of his other sons, because he had been born to him in his old age; and he made an ornate robe for him.
For this reason, the brothers sold Joseph to a caravan of traders traveling to Egypt, then lied to their parents and told them Joseph was devoured by a wild animal. Continue reading
Over the past decades, society has willingly and enthusiastically decided exclaiming Oh My G**! is: pertinent, necessary and acceptable in everyday conversations. However, because of the definition of God, and the way I understand our LORD’s third commandment, I must disagree.
God – noun: the creator and ruler of the universe and source of all moral authority; the supreme being.
Read five important reasons why expressing Oh My G**! is absolutely wrong. Continue reading
In order to better follow Jewish culture and show respect for God’s name, Matthew, the author of the book Matthew, chose to use heaven instead of God in his message. He understood Jewish reverence for the name God, for this reason Jews avoided mentioning His sacred name.
The Apostle Matthew was himself Jewish, and a former tax collector by trade. Tax collectors were despised for being cheats. Sitting in their tax booths while working for Rome, they extorted monies from the locals. Any money they collected over and above what Roman government required, they kept for themselves. Continue reading