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
Absolute biblical recordings reveal witnesses to this extreme historic event. Jesus did die on the cross. There are so many witnesses to His death, it becomes unfathomable how doubters could make claims against documented facts.
Thankfully, it was only Jesus’ temporary human body that died. The spirt of Jesus lives! And that miracle, 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!
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
Jesus shed His holy blood seven different ways for us at the cross.
The significance of this sacrifice for mankind is in the meaning behind each blood shedding. It was through Jesus’ perfect blood that seven freedoms were returned to us, redeeming and setting us free from bondage.
Leviticus 16:19 He shall sprinkle some of the blood on it with his finger seven times to cleanse it and to consecrate it from the uncleanness of the Israelites. Continue reading
God is happy to direct us to where He wants us to go. Our job is to commune with Him to understand the direction.
It’s so awesome how worship and prayer everyday helps one grow closer to God! Knowing God makes it is easier to make Him known to others.
Communing with God is intimate, it’s not simply begging for answers. Remember, there is a difference in begging and believing when we pray. To beg does not assure a heart for God; one could just be grabbing at straws. To believe specifies we know who God is; God’s power and His love.
Today is the fifth week of a seven week series, designed to worship God for who He is, thanking Him for all He has done and will do. We are praying to better understand the plan He prepared for each of us.
The Bible reveals to us many events of men and women sharing their intimate relationships with God. Throughout the Old to New Testament we find these relationships deepened as God’s people understood the plan He had prepared for them in advance .
Six of those people stand out:
The first disciple Jesus called to follow Him was Simon, also known as Peter.
Mark 1:16-17 As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” Continue reading
While defining how we, the people come by our liberties, revered President Thomas Jefferson once wrote, “The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time.” President Jefferson also asked his countrymen this specific question on the subject: “Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are of God?” 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