Wake Up, Strengthen What Remains and Is About to Die

Is the trend of leaving churches directly connected to the spiritual decline of individual Christians? Or is it the other way around? Which came first? It’s the chicken or the egg syndrome and perhaps we will never know. But the truth remains.. the organized church isn’t doing well. Nor is the Christian community at large.

Real Neat Blog Award

Thanks so much Lydia @ In His Service and Loving It for nominating me for the Real Neat Blog Award! If you haven’t had a chance to check out her blog you’re missing out.. give her a click and see what I mean! The Rules: 1. Display the blog award logo in your blog.2. Thank…

Love Is Growing Cold

Hey everyone! Here’s a great post from my good friend, Ryan Callahan. Words of truth in a time of extreme lies and deception. Many are falling into deception right now, because they don’t know God or what the Word of God says. Don’t be deceived! Seek God and ask Him to open your eyes to…

Come Out From Their Midst and Be Separate

“Do not become partners with those who do not believe, for what partnership is there between righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship does light have with darkness? And what agreement does Christ have with Beliar? Or what does a believer share in common with an unbeliever? And what mutual agreement does the temple of God have with idols?…

Me and The Fam

Posting for a limited time… I figure if JM and R (privately) can show their faces, why the heck not? God bless you, everyone! From (some of) my family to yours. Brother, Me, Mom, Sister Sister, Mom, Me

The Archaeology of Christmas

Originally posted on Bible Archaeology Report:
P75 – The earliest manuscript of the Luke’s gospel, (2nd/3rd century AD). Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons Many people approach the Christmas story in the Bible the same way they do the story of jolly old St. Nick.  It’s a nice tradition to celebrate during the festive season, and possibly…

One Lost Sheep. Revisited

I have been hearing so much lately from fellow believers about trials and suffering, and they wonder, “where is God in all of this?” It’s easy to feel abandoned when everything seems to be caving in and piling up all around us. But know for certain that God sees you. He has not left you. The days are quickly coming when our faith will be severely tested. Perhaps today is the day He has chosen to test our faith in the fires of adversity, so that when those days come we will stand firm and steadfast in Him.

What good is it if someone claims to have faith but does not have works? Can this kind of faith save them?

What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but does not have works? Can this kind of faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, keep warm and eat well,” but you do not give them what the body needs, what good is it? So also faith, if it does not have works, is dead being by itself. But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith without works and I will show you faith by my works.

“I Will Never Leave You Nor Forsake You”

“The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” ~Deuteronomy 31:8

Do you struggle to believe that God loves you? That He will never leave you nor forsake you? That He longs to bless and care for you? Be assured, God loves you with an undying, heroic love!

Honor All People. Love the Family of Believers. Fear God. Honor the King.

I came across this verse the other morning during my reading and I was pierced to the heart with conviction. As I read it over and over, I came to two realizations: First – This verse is a summation of what God expects of us at the most basic level in our relationships with each other and ultimately, with Him. Sort of a ‘rule of thumb’ to live by, if you will. And secondly – I’m not fully doing any of these things. And if I’m not fully doing these things, is what little I do acceptable in the eyes of God?

Sabbatical: Update

Greetings, Fellow Bloggers!

This past month and a half have been quite the adventure. And definitely NOT what I had in mind when I set out on this sabbatical. Which, ironically has only served to further my conviction that this time away has been prescribed by God. And has also unfolded exactly as He had in mind.

Who Sets the Standard? Revisited

For many things in life, that’s really the question isn’t it? Who sets the standard? And what qualifies them to do so? In today’s society, where there seems to be no absolutes, one might even wonder if there are any standards.

Willful Blindness?

How many of us have sensed the leading of the Holy Spirit in our lives only to turn away from what He has impressed upon our hearts? And if we are sensitive to His presence, don’t we feel the heaviness that comes from having grieved Him? Somehow we instinctively know that we will not move forward until we have repented and dealt with whatever issue He is addressing.

Put On Your New Self – Revisited

If there’s one thing the Bible is crystal clear about, it’s that we humans are profoundly valuable in the eyes of God! From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible is the story of God’s immense love for His wayward creation. And its pages reveal His sacrificial plan of redemption to restore humanity to eternal fellowship with Himself…

My Defense

If you follow other blogs, as I’m sure you do, you may have seen a post about me from SpaniardVIII that was posted this morning Spaniard VIII (who does not know me or my writing) makes some very serious charges about me which unfortunately, he did without first contacting me (as the Bible instructs us…

Full Disclosure

Recently, I have been accused of misrepresenting myself on WordPress. In what way, you might ask? Challenging those who hold to Traditional Biblical Views, in terms of the timing of the rapture of the Church. Not holding to a traditional Pre-Tribulational Rapture, yet promoting ministries on my blog that do, thus misleading my viewers as…

Are You of God?

“Whoever is of God hears the words of God. The reason why you do not hear them is that you are not of God.” John 8:47 ESV — Jesus —  When you hear the words of God, what is your response? Are you confused? Do you rationalize; disregard; take them as anything but literal? Do…

Mediator of A New Covenant

I’m reading through Leviticus right now (need I say more?) and wow, I cannot be happier to know that we are not dependent on daily sacrifices and a multitude of rules and rituals to have a relationship with God. My mind and memory aren’t what they used to be and I’m afraid I would constantly…

The Ruler of The Kingdom of The Air

On another Sabbath, Jesus entered the synagogue and was teaching. Now a man was there whose right hand was withered. The experts in the law and the Pharisees watched Jesus closely to see if He would heal on the Sabbath, so that they could find a reason to accuse Him. But He knew their thoughts,…

A House Built Upon Rock

I find it interesting that among these two vastly different groups of people, the following is equally true: Both are building houses Both hear the words of God Both are subjected to the rain, flood, and wind beating against their house The outcome of each, lies wholly upon their elemental choice In this narrative, Jesus…

The Lord’s Servant Must Not Be Quarrelsome

If any phrase captures our culture today it’s, “Fight to the Death!“. Or better yet, “No Holds Barred”. But the fact remains, honey catches more flies than vinegar. How do I know? Because the Bible tells me so (see above). There is more at stake than just winning an argument. And by the way, if…

Bless and Do Not Curse

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and…

The God of Peace

Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.1 Thessalonians 5:23‭-‬24 ESVhttps://bible.com/bible/59/1th.5.23-24.ESV I don’t know about the rest of you, but this world…

He Was Wounded for Our Transgressions

“Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone…