Does the idea of joy and peace seem lost to you? If the answer to that question is yes, reading the book of Romans is a good place to help you find direction.
Written by the apostle Paul before he arrived in Rome, Paul wrote the new Christians there a letter. Paul’s message in his personal letter clearly offers them hope in a loving God through Jesus Christ.
Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Jesus, the Son of God, wants to have a personal relationship with you!
That is why Jesus left His throne in heaven and came down to earth. Jesus knew the only way for sinners (and we all sin, falling short of the glory of God) to enter into the presence of God is by atonement for sin.
Someone had to pay the penalty for our sin, thus removing its evil effects from the repentant sinner. Only this action would allow for reconciliation to God, since God can not be in the presence of sin.
Thankfully, Jesus paid the price for all sin. Continue reading
Jesus descended from heaven with a plan. He came to share God’s love, die on the cross, resurrect, then return to heaven. But that plan is not completed. His merciful work is not over as He continues to shower us with love as our intercessor.
Hebrews 7:25 Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.
Yes! After Jesus’ resurrection Jesus did return to God, His father, to sit at God’s right hand. So now that Jesus personally made Himself know to us, when we believe in Him, our relationship with Him expands. Our believing that Jesus died as the sacrifice for our sin, now means that at judgement Jesus stands before God, interceding for us. Continue reading
In the Old Testament, the job of prophets was to pass on God’s message to the people. The prophets did not speak their word; God’s word was spoken through them. They revealed who God was, and what He planned to do. Some did preform miracles.
Then things changed in the New Testament, as described to us through the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. It’s from the gospel of John that we learn when Jesus arrived, He was the Word: Continue reading
Absolute biblical recordings reveal God punished those who did not believe or obey what He said. And He rewarded or blessed those who believed His word, following His commands.
The Old Testament shares with us the prophets, those who spoke to the nation of Israel, disclosing His message to them. The prophets did not use their own words, only the words spoken to them from God. But that changed in the New Testament. In the time of Jesus, a new covenant was made that was to be followed. Continue reading
Absolute biblical recordings reveal witnesses to this extreme historic event. Jesus did arise from the dead! There are so many witnesses to His resurrection, it becomes unfathomable how doubters make claims against documented facts.
Thankfully, though the physical body of Jesus is gone His spiritual presence lives forever! The miracle of Jesus raised to life from death is central in Christianity. There is no one else who walked this earth that man slaughtered, then came back to life! Continue reading
While Jesus, the Son of God, was traveling about Jerusalem teaching the Jewish people about love, a rebel named Barabbas lead a group of political insurgents in a rebellion against Rome.
bar-abbas means “son of Abba [Father]”
Barabbas was a murderer who hated paying taxes to Rome and was aggressively trying to end all Roman authority. His group of insurrectionists started an uprising and because of this they were thrown into prison – Continue reading
With a new year just taking off, I’m sure you will find countless posts trying to point you in a direction they feel is best for you. But don’t be fooled! Whatever it is you feel you need to start, change, or end, please remember – your life has been perfectly planned since the beginning! Continue reading
Faith brings us closer to God.
The words faith, faithful, faithfully and faithfulness occur more than four hundred times in the Bible. I believe God sent a clear message to us that faith is very important in our Christian walk with Him.
The meanings of faith: Continue reading