BREAKING — Today, a former scribe turned practicing prophet in Jerusalem, made an exclusive proclamation of the will of God. A virgin (at this point the precise identity of the virgin is yet to be known) will give birth! 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 →
Accounts in the New Testament reveal the Good News being shared with mankind. And because Jesus conquered death through His resurrection, the Apostles now explained there is a new way to lead a God-Centered life. But the question at hand was: Why should the Jews and Gentiles desire to experience this new God-Centered life over their old established God-Centered life?
They must of had many questions about this new religious way of life.
Would it help them understand who God is?
Would it offer them forgiveness?
Would it bring them more joy?
Will they receive a more personal relationship with God?
Or for that matter, would God even care who is the center of their lives?
“People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”
While Saul was still king over Israel, God sent the prophet Samuel to Bethlehem. At God’s instruction Samuel was to fill his horn with oil and go anoint a new king – a son of Jesse. Samuel was not initially told by God that Jesse had eight sons or which son he was to anoint. So when Samuel saw Eliab, Jesse’s oldest son who was tall and good looking in appearance, Saul thought he had found the right man for the job. Continue reading →
When God’s son, Jesus Christ, gave the Sermon on the Mount on a hillside near Capernaum to crowds of people, He included a model of how to pray and honor God’s holy name, often called the Lord’s Prayer.
This then is how you should pray: ” ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’Matthew 6:9-13