There are 4 main sections in this blog: Why Forgive? The Fake Apology Getting Walked On Conclusion 1. Why Forgive? The heart of forgiveness is compassion--the motive behind forgiveness is restitution. If you're not interested in compassion or reconciliation then real apology and forgiveness is not your thing. But it can be!! You cannot make … Continue reading The Heart of Forgiveness
"You are the most influential player on this team. If you walk around defeated, so will they." - Facing the Giants We are influencing someone. Our actions inspire someone to do something. In the home we are privileged to exercise leadership in God's format; by his design. To someone in your family, you are the … Continue reading Who’s Watching You?
One of the great tragedies in life is that people give in and conform to what those around them communicate is suitable, appropriate, and comfortable. Starting from the presupposition that we are all made in the image of God and that our standard for living is having the mind of Jesus Christ and walking out … Continue reading Stand Out and Be Different
Are you concerned with truth? Is it more valuable to you than all the comfort in the world? When we want truth in our lives we are seeking to live in light of God's Word...not our desires. What we selfishly want to hear is something that would gratify our emotional, physical, and relational needs. We … Continue reading Can You Hear the Truth?
Your belief about what Jesus is capable of, will determine how content and full of peace you are in this world--not what He actually does, but what He could do. Faith in Jesus is not concerned with the demonstration of power. Faith in Jesus is demonstrated by the peace drawn from the conviction that His … Continue reading What Can Jesus Do? The Answer = Size of Your Faith
Acts 6:41b (HCSB) ...rejoicing that they were counted worthy to be dishonored on behalf of the name of Jesus. Under command of those who hated the name of Jesus, the apostles were beaten and shamed in front of everyone. What was the response of the apostles? To rejoice! These were not sadists. They did not desire … Continue reading Embrace Dishonor for Jesus
Acts 2:3-4; 8; 11 (HCSB) And tongues [or languages], like flames of fire that were divided, appeared to them and rested on each one of them. Then they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different languages, as the Spirit gave them ability for speech (brackets added)....How is it that each of … Continue reading Speaking in Tongues (Languages)!
Isaiah 53:1-4 Think of the Disney movie Aladdin. Remember when Jasmine, the princess, dresses as a commoner and goes out into the market place and people mistreat her until she reveals who she really is? Jesus pulled a Jasmine when He came to this world! If God didn't reveal the truth to us, we would … Continue reading Rejected By Mankind
Romans 2:25-29 "For circumcision indeed is of value if you obey the law, but if you break the law, your circumcision becomes uncircumcision. So, if a man who is uncircumcised keeps the precepts of the law, will not his uncircumcision be regarded as circumcision? Then he who is physically uncircumcised but keeps the law will condemn you who have the written code and circumcision … Continue reading Are You a Fake Christian?