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
God is a multi-tasker. At all times He is present everywhere. And because nothing is ever hidden from God, He knows everything there is to know. Hebrews 4:13 Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
Yet through His monumental daily process of creating and sustaining life, God continually devotes time to loving each and everyone of us. “How?,” you may ask. Read these 10 ways God daily shows His love for you: Continue reading
I am blessed with two different joys in life. My first joy – joy in the Lord, is what blesses me with my second joy – Joy, my daughter. Both joys fill my heart with love and thankfulness, but since the former created of the latter, I’ll acknowledge His joy first. Continue reading
Only God knows what is deep inside each one of us. He knows the direction of our hearts when we think, speak and act. I may demonstrate the action of a good deed simply because that is what is expected of me. But God, my Creator, knows me inside and out. So He knows if on certain occasions my conduct looks genuine on the outside but is false on the inside.
God can not be fooled by kind actions or positive words which try to cover up misdirected hearts and unrighteous thoughts. Continue reading
Do you ever feel like you live in constant battle with temptation? As though there simply is no other choice but to give in to: immoral conduct, the determination to argue, the desire to get even, getting drunk, the impulse to take God’s name in vain, smoking, the craving to over eat, the eagerness to act selfishly? The list goes on…
Each of us has a different life story, which in turn creates individual situations for temptation. However, mentally we still go through the same process. “Should I or shouldn’t I?”, followed by the pros and cons of what happens if I do or I don’t. 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