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
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
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
The following is an excerpt from chapter five of my book:
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
1 John 5:13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.
Biblical history reveals the Apostle John wrote 1 John somewhere between A.D. 85 and 90. Because John was an eyewitness to the life, death and resurrection of Christ, John wrote with authority all that he saw and heard. In the book he specifies five truths all Christians believe. Continue reading
God loves you! He loves every part of you! God loves your indecisiveness, your ability to smell coffee two floors up and your quick smile. He loves you grow herbs from seed and your left eye brow is slightly higher than your right. He also loves you help your mother find her favorite lost purse without ever complaining, because you know dementia is setting in.
But do you really understand the depth of His love? Continue reading
After Jesus Christ resurrected, the new church was quick to expand. His new followers called Christians, had the mission of spreading the Good News: Jesus has authority over death! Their greeting to each other reflected this truth.
When two Christians would meet, one would say: “He is risen.” The other would respond with: “He is risen, indeed!” Today, that exchange is often repeated by pastor and congregation in church services throughout the world. What a beautiful public acknowledgment demonstrating we believe in the hope Jesus promises. Continue reading
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
In six days, God created the world and all that is in it. Human understanding of six days may be different than six days for our Lord, but time clocks are not the issue.
The first chapter of Genesis states- “And God said,”, nine times. Each time “God said,”, something new was created. By faith this information concludes God to be the most awe-inspiring painter, architect and sculptor ever to design and produce structure. But how does “God said,” generate life? Continue reading