Last week, I used Revelation 3:20 to explain that Jesus wants to know YOU:
Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.
I also shared other Bible verses proclaiming Jesus is always here for us. He offers love and comfort, and His message proclaims truth: If we believe and have faith, we are set free from our sins.
This week, I want to break down the meaning of each section in Revelation 3:20. Continue reading
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 to men and women. Because Jesus conquered death, the Apostles explained there is now a new way to lead a God-Centered life. But the question at hand was: Why should the people want to experience this new God-Centered life over their old God-Centered life.
- Would it help them understand who God is?
- Offer them forgiveness?
- Would it bring them more joy?
- Promise a more personal relationship with God?
- Or for that matter, would God even care who is the center of their lives?
Let’s see how the Bible answers these questions.
“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
Written in the book of Matthew, Jesus specifically discloses Continue reading
Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and there he called on the name of the LORD, the Eternal God. Genesis 21:33
This single sentence in Genesis, offers much for a Christian to delve into. It includes:
- Faithful Abraham, God’s chosen father of the Jewish nation.
- An action of thankfulness.
- Acknowledges God’s sovereignty.
- Offers a description of God.
In this verse, Abraham, while his son Isaac was little, made a treaty and swore and oath Continue reading
In past posts I explain why using the phrases OMG and Oh my G**! directly break our Lord’s third commandment. In one quick grab with our voice, we try to pull Him down, ripping His name of all glory by using it as a trash word. We commonly defile His name by using it as a curse word in unwelcome or disagreeable situations. And, we wrongly toss His name into happy situations; fraudulently praising a delicious meal or loving on a new pair of shoes.
It seems no matter the circumstance, His name is habitually tossed incorrectly. Thankfully, the Bible gives Continue reading
In this chaotic world, we so often follow the false gods of popularity and social acceptance. This pattern can make moral individual choices hard to reason out. This is why as you read and gain knowledge from each chapter of this book; you commit yourself to God. Ask Him to change your undesirable behavior of taking the Lord’s name in vain. He can and will work through you, to create a better you. One who accepts and follows His way. A humble attitude, which includes respect for God, begins a life of change from what is popular with society, to following the third commandment.
And proper attitude is fundamental, when we speak His name. Have you ever Continue reading