A Christmas Communion Message

The Gospel of John takes a different approach than the traditional way the Christmas story is told in the other Gospels.  He begins his book by saying this: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Instead of putting the story of Christmas with the shepherds and angels [...]

How to Start a New Life with Christ

HOW TO START A NEW LIFE WITH CHRIST You can have real, lasting peace today through a relationship with Jesus Christ. There are four things you need to know about receiving the free gift of eternal life and starting a new life, devoted to Jesus: 1 – God loves you and has a plan [...]

By |2016-12-30T11:45:43+00:00December 30th, 2016|Blog Posts, I Corinthians, John, New Testament, Romans|0 Comments

Jesus: The Bread of Life

In John 6:35, Jesus said,  “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.” When Jesus was speaking to the woman at the well, He said to her (in John 4:13-14), “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks of the [...]

By |2016-11-07T20:10:35+00:00October 17th, 2016|Blog Posts, John, New Testament, Prayer|0 Comments

Jesus is the Greatest Example of Meekness

Jesus was (and is) the greatest example of meekness. Peter gave this description of Jesus, “When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly.”[1] The night that Jesus was betrayed, Judas lead an armed mob to arrest him.  [...]

By |2016-11-07T20:10:35+00:00October 9th, 2016|Blog Posts, I Peter, John, Luke, New Testament|0 Comments

Is Anger a Sin?

Biblical meekness is not weakness; it is power under control for God’s purposes. In fact, sometimes meek people in the Bible got passionately angry.  Yet in that anger, they remained sinless and controlled.  Their power (and anger) was under control for God’s purposes.  The Bible does not honor spineless people.  It never says not to [...]

Kingdom Life in a Fallen World

A paradox lies at the heart of the new Kingdom that we are a part of.  On one hand, the day that a person submits their life to Jesus, they are forever a part of a new Kingdom.  Paul says “you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God…”[1]  That new Kingdom [...]

By |2016-11-07T20:10:36+00:00September 9th, 2016|Blog Posts, John, New Testament, Romans|0 Comments

I Have Nothing to Give; All I Have is in Christ!

Matthew 5:3 says, 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”  The first step to entering the kingdom of heaven is to admit our spiritual bankruptcy.  When we are no longer trying to get into heaven on the basis of our own merit, then God can grant us the free gift of [...]

By |2016-11-07T20:10:36+00:00September 5th, 2016|Blog Posts, John, Matthew, New Testament, Titus|0 Comments

What Does it Mean that Jesus is the “Firstborn” of all Creation?

What does it mean that Jesus is the “Firstborn” of all creation? Col 1:15 says, “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.” There is a lot of confusion about this statement and I hope to clear up some of that confusion for you. In our culture, the term "firstborn" [...]

By |2016-11-07T20:10:36+00:00August 29th, 2016|Blog Posts, Colossians, Hebrews, John, New Testament|0 Comments

Distortions of Omnipresence

The Bible teaches that God is present, but separate from His creation.  In my very first semester of Bible College, I was emphatically taught two biblical terms: Immanence and Transcendence. Immanence means that God is totally present in His creation. Transcendence means that God is totally different than His creation. God dwells everywhere, but the omnipresence of [...]