Does God Care If You Believe Him?

God loves you!

Yes!

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

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Did Jesus Really Resurrect?

Jesus resurrected

Yes!

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

Did Jesus Really Die?

Jesus died on the cross for us.

Yes.

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!

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Jesus Has Set You Free!

Jesus took my sin to the cross.

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 Sacrificed His Blood For You!

Jesus shed His holy blood seven different ways for us at the cross.

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

Believe In Christmas!

Believe in Christmas

What a blessing to be spending the holidays with my husband, mother, daughter and son-in-law!

Holiday’s past included a wider field of family, but over the years that has changed. Beloved members have passed, some moved out of state, and sadly, we have lost touch with others for various reasons. 

However, though our party group has gotten smaller, I have found I have expanded my understanding of the meaning of Christmas. Continue reading

The Perfect Gift!

The perfect gift!

The Little Drummer Boy” (originally “Carol of the Drum“) is a beloved Christmas song, written in 1941 by American composer, Katherine Kennicott Davis.  It was first recorded in 1951 by the Trapp Family Singers.

The simple lyrics explain the situation of a boy invited to see the new born King.  His dilemma: What gift can I, a poor young boy, offer to a king?

Turns out that young boy offered the only thing he had, the perfect gift for all Christ followers to emulate – Himself.  Let us picture the scene as it unfolds before the Christ: Continue reading

Thank The LORD, Today!

Thank the LORD, today!

Happy Thanksgiving! What a wonderful day to remember and be thankful for the promises of God, what He did for His people, and to acknowledge we believe He is here for us always!

1 Chronicles 16:34 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

In the Bible, the phrases “Give thanks to the Lord” and “his love endures forever” appear often. They can can be  found in these verses from the New International Version Bible: Continue reading

More and more followed JESUS

More and more followed Jesus

I participated in the study of THE STORY – THE BIBLE AS ONE CONTINUING STORY OF GOD AND HIS PEOPLE. Foreword by Max Lucado and Randy Frazee.  

This post reflects chapter twenty-eight in THE STORY. It reveals how the disciples continued to follow Jesus after He ascended to heaven.  On a side note, of the remaining original eleven disciples, ten of them died horrific deaths for their believing in the power of name of Jesus. Continue reading

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