Food for thought... If a legitimate, Biblical, Christ-following life is a sweet, buttercream frosted, double chocolate cupcake, the only way to have this is with Jesus as the batter itself, providing all the necessary ingredients for a life with God in the Spirit. One cannot simply dress up a world-centered, stuff-loving, fiber bran muffin life with a few Jesus sprinkles on top and claim to be a cupcake. You cannot fool God and your actions will always give away your true ing
Wednesday Devo: And he[Jesus] said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. - Matthew 22:37-39 Do you ever feel like this picture portrays how to operate your Christian life? If you can turn this knob while pulling that lever and minding this dial, then you are kind of doing it right. All these instruct
"...the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God." - Romans 8:21 There is so much to be excited about when Christ returns. We first get to read about God’s glory filling the earth early on in the Old Testament(Numbers 14:21). We read as David sings praises to God and his earth-filling glory throughout the Psalms(Psalm 57, 108, et al). We continue to read about it on into the Ne
“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.” – Romans 8:1-2
As we approach July 4th, America’s Independence Day, let us keep in mind what we are truly independent from. While we remember and honor those who have fought and died for the freedoms of our country, albeit slowly eroding freedoms, there is a point in time long before 1776 that deserves
And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” – Matthew 4:19 What did Jesus mean when he said “fishers of men(all people)”?
He was talking about catching people for Christ, by sharing the Gospel with them (Matt. 28:19).
This was the task given to every believer before Jesus left the earth. So now we know what we are supposed to be fishing for, but are we fishing for other things instead? Everyone is trying to catch something. Fishing
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me…” – John 14:6 What powerful words spoken by Jesus himself that is the core of the Gospel message. We often hear that there are many ways to God and heaven through other religions, and that it is fine. You believe what you want and I believe what I want. All roads lead to the same destination, right? What does it matter how you get there?
But he answered, "It is written, "'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.'" - Matthew 4:4
When we see leaves on the trees begin to turn colors, it means one thing, they are dying.
As the amount of light in a day begins to shorten, leading up to autumn, the green begins to leave.
Despite their beautiful appearance, eventually, the leaves will fall.
Jesus tells us that we can only live by His Father's Word a
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” – Matthew 7:24 The Bible makes it pretty clear. Build your life on obeying Christ and His words; abiding in Christ.
When we abide in Christ, we glorify God(John 15:7-8). Every aspect of our lives should be built around giving God glory. Straight from Jesus’ mouth to us - Loving the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind, and
"I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth." - Psalm 121:1-2
Do you ever feel stuck or trapped in a situation or circumstance? No way forward or backwards, in or out? It may be a relationship with family or friends, a tough decision, or an issue at work. Whatever the case, Psalm 121 is clear, our help comes from God. Take time to read the whole chapter, it is short. He is our he
“So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.” - 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
What gets us down in this world? Homework. School drama