Have you ever thought about how big our God really is? When we acknowledge the differences between our big God and those little gods, we begin to understand His true awesomeness.
Our big God sent His Son to offer us salvation from sin. We do not gain salvation by living a good life, though many folks believe that idea. No, we are saved only through faith in Jesus Christ and the blood that He shed for us on The Cross.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 →
Our holy God’s son is God’s Word in the flesh. Jesus came to us to demonstrate God’s Word through His love for us. His was baptized around the age of thirty, and His ministry lasted approximately three years. In that short span of time, Jesus selected a devoted group of twelve disciples. They gave up all they had, in order to follow and learn from Him. Continue reading →
What a mighty God we serve! He created us, loves us, and desires a continual relationship with us. God is all things to each of us, although we each view and accept Him differently because He created each of us to be different beings.
Our Almighty God is never different from anything He has ever said or done, as the Bible steadfastly proclaims God is: Continue reading →
BREAKING — It has been reported the seventy-two messengers sent out by the Lord to prepare The Way have returned! All confirm demons submit to them in the name of Jesus. Their victory includes the security of each messenger’s name is written in heaven.
The report also indicated the Son is full of joy through the Holy Spirit. He praised His Father for giving power and knowledge to“little children”, as apposed to the “wise and learned”.Continue reading →
In honor of the 60th Anniversary of In God We Trust, 1956-2016. Because we are one nation under God, here is a repost of the history of our beloved motto.
Belief in God is in our national history.
President Thomas Jefferson wrote, “The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time” and asked “Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are of God?”
The need for our country to continually acknowledge these liberties from God, is established in our national motto.
“In God We Trust” – four words establishing our nation’s motto. History reveals it was: Continue reading →
Since the formation of America God has always gone before us, stood beside us and protected our back. Sadly, just like nations of old in the Bible, America often gets prideful and offers God the cold shoulder. We stop turning to Him, thinking we know better than He does in regards to living.
But a short tally of our “living” seems to indicate an immediate need to call on Him by name: Continue reading →
I’ll shout it from the rooftops – “God is zeroth to me!”
If I called my best friend zeroth she might think it was an insult – demeaning and abusive language (she would actually think I was being silly and making up a word but go with me on this). The point is most people do not know what zeroth means. I had never heard of the word until last week when I was googling moreattribute wordsfor God that start with the letter Z.Continue reading →
Just like you desire respect from others for the lifetime of positive actions or achievements you make, God desires respect because of all that He is. With NFL players making the choice not to stand for our national anthem, their negative actions may not bring them the respect they yearn for due to their lack of understanding the significance of their action.
However, God’s being far outreaches the capability of our mental capacity for understanding, whether we are an NFL player or one of thefive smartest people in history(Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, Terence Tao, Stephen Hawking, Nikola Tesla). Perceptive brains nor inanimate footballs make the man–God does!
The third commandment proclaims that we are to keep God’s name holy. But if you have a questioning mind you may be wondering what are some reasons that we should obey that commandment. So, here are seven selected reasons to help us better understand the need to respect God’s name.
1. God created us.
The fundamental reason is that God created us from nothing more than dirt. Genesis 2:7Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
2. God deserves our worship.
And for all that God is He deserves our worship. The definition of worship includes the word respect but is also described as glory to a superior being. In truthGod reigns as our Supreme Being.Revelation 4:11“You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.”
3. God gives us wisdom.
Usually we believe all wisdom comes from our educational or personal experiences. But how much wisdom can come from a pile of dust? Psalm 111:10Psalm 111:10The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.
To fear God is to be in awe of Him.
King Solomon, the last king of Israel, knew his human mental capacity was limited and humbly asked God for a blessing of wisdom1 Kings 3:6-9. Solomon’s heartfelt request prompted God to shower Solomon’s dust with more than just wisdom, God also showered Solomon with great wealth and honor.
4. God will judge us.
ReverendBilly Grahamexplains Jesus Christ came and was crucified on the Cross for our sins so that believers will not have to fear judgement, “…when we turn to Jesus Christ in repentance and faith, God forgives our sins and gives us the gift of eternal life.” But those who do not know Christ will be judged. Matthew 25:41“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
5. God is love.
1 John 4:8Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. And out of this being of love flows attributes of patience, kindness, goodness, mercy and grace.
And by His grace we are saved.John 3:16For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. Believers will have an eternal life in the presence of God’s unending love.
6. Respect pleases God.
Honor is a synonym for respect. Ephesians 6:2-3“Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise—”so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.” In our fifth commandment God tells us if we respect our earthly parents it will please Him so much so that He will bless us with enjoyable long life. Since God is our heavenly Father, our actions of respect towards Him will also please Him.
7. The Bible tells us not only are we to respect God’s name and our parents, we are to respect all others as well.
All peoples, including other believers, and those in authority.1 Peter 2:17Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor.
That means government officials, the military, police offices and the American flag. Listen to one of the most rocking renditions of The Star Spangled Banner played by the fabulously patriotic Madison Rising band.
May God continue to bless America.
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