The LORD Looks At The Heart

The LORD looks at the heart.

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

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God came in the flesh. BELIEVE!

God came in the flesh. Believe!

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

Jesus is knocking on Your door.

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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

Jesus wants to know YOU!

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. Revelation 3:20

Like a delivery man tap-tap-tapping  on your front door waiting for you to answer; Jesus lets you know He is available. And the gift Jesus offers is certain: you will be set free from sin Continue reading

John Knew Jesus Is God!

Find out how John knew Jesus is God

Jesus Proclaims Himself In The Gospel Of John

From the very beginning, John was drawn to Jesus. John is represented in the Gospels as being closer to Jesus than any other disciple. He refers to himself as “the disciple Jesus loved.”

John is the son of Zebedee, both are fisherman. Along the shore of the Sea of Galilee they prepared nets in their boat with John’s brother James. The Bible tells us: Without delay he [Jesus] called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed him. Mark 1:20 Continue reading

Jesus’ Radical Teachings!

Jesus' radical teachings!

Jesus Christ is the Master of instruction to live a positive life. His Sermon on the Mount, found in Matthew, chapters 5 ,6, and 7, eloquently reveals what is important in life, and how we can grow in the kingdom of heaven.

Two thousand years ago, enormous crowds gathered together on a hillside near Capernaum, as Jesus preached for several days what has become one of His most famous messages. Continue reading

Keep God’s Name Holy!

Keep God's Name holy!

The following is an excerpt from chapter five of my book:

Lift Him Up don’t Pull Him Down – The eternal importance of never momentarily taking our Lord’s name in vain.


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

7 Ways Jesus Offers Love!

7 ways Jesus offers love!

Scripture offers us many examples of Jesus loving on the poor, the sick, the lame, the outcasts, and also those in mourning. 

Nothing Jesus did was done in secret. All of his acts of loving kindness were witnessed by others. Often, the groups of witnesses included people who hated Jesus, such as the:

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5 Christian Truths!

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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! It’s A Fact!

God loves you! It's a fact!

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