We all know the Scripture in Psalm 37:4 that says, "Delight yourself also in the Lord and He shall give you the desires of your heart." Many so-called Christian doctrines have stemmed from this Scripture with the interpretation that God wants us to have all the "material possessions" that make us happy. And the truth is, God … Continue reading Desires of the Heart
The new age "Christianity" says that God is all about love, that He doesn't hate anyone or anything and that when Jesus died on the cross we were all saved at that time. This is a lie! The Bible clearly states that we need to repent to receive salvation AND that there are seven things … Continue reading Is There More to God Than Love?
One of the things in this world that is even easier to spread than soft butter is dirty gossip! It seems that people love to hear the bad, evil, sick, pathetic, conniving and harmful things about someone a lot more than they want to hear the good things about them. And if there isn't anything bad … Continue reading Gossip Stops with Me!
As Christians, we are supposed to love God, but how many of us actually know why we love God? Sometimes we get confused between the gift and the giver and we tend to value the gifts and the promises more than we value the actual One who gives them to us. So we need to … Continue reading Gratitude or Love
Often when Christians try to convert non-believers, they quote verses of Scripture hoping to prove that God is real and alive today. But sadly, to someone who doesn't know God and who has never read the Bible and who attributes the sorrows and tribulations of this world to an uncaring Creator, the Bible has no value. So what good … Continue reading What Good is the Bible?
We live in a world that strives for things, for greatness, for independence and for respect. We push forward to be educated, to achieve amazing careers and to be noticed. We spend our lifetime trying to impress people and stressing to meet their approval in this sinful world. Many of us are so caught up … Continue reading What Does God Want for Me?
We study the Bible and learn Scriptures and we attend church and join in the praise with the rest of the congregation. As time goes on we begin to feel as if we have transformed into a Christian. We made it! We feel good about ourself because we have absorbed so much and have come … Continue reading Watch Your Mouth!
We read in Philippians 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me." But too often we interpret this to mean, "God is giving me the strength to be all I can be." We're encouraged to make our choices and then ask God to bless us and give us the strength and ability to be … Continue reading Yay Me!
This world is corrupt with sin and sickness and it's bringing fear upon people everywhere. The Ten Commandments are being replaced with "rights" and with "privilege" to those with money and power, making God's law of no effect. The time we're living in is bringing sorrows and hardships and now more than ever before, we need to obey God and keep the peace. … Continue reading God says “Keep the Peace”
The subject of faith is a very controversial one in the religious realm and few truly understand what faith is, why we need it and how our lives are blessed because of it. We all know the scripture at Hebrews 11:1, "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not … Continue reading What is the Reward of my Faith?
The impression of God in this new age is that His only character is love. He loves everyone, accepts everything and has made a home in Heaven for all of us. We're led to believe that if we are a real Christian then we, too, will love everyone and accept everyone as equally loved by … Continue reading Yes, God Hates Some Things!
The best decision anyone will make in their lifetime is to receive the salvation of Christ. Unfortunately, many people think that now, with Jesus on their side to ward off the evils of this world, they can be all they want to be and have all they desire. But they have it all backwards. Christianity is … Continue reading Christianity is not about ME!
There's an attitude spreading across the globe today that wants us to put our differences aside and live as one big multi-cultural family under God. It says that regardless of what we call Him, we are all God's children. Well, God does love everyone, but we are not all His children. We ARE all related biologically, but, we are … Continue reading Who are the Children of God?
Have you ever wondered how some people can be so happy and carefree one minute, and then become totally ticked and angry at the slightest dispute the next? It's because the happiness that they display when everything is going well is a result of their emotions. And our emotions can and do change, just like … Continue reading The Joy of the Lord
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Every creature was praising, even the mouse. The Bibles were open to the pages with care And showed us so clearly that Jesus was near. The children were singing and clapping their hands With visions of a baby being born in the land. Mamma with … Continue reading ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
The Christmas season is upon us and it's truly the most wonderful time of year! Not counting the bah-humbug groups, most people everywhere are happy and friendly and filled with the seasonal joy. And while many of these happy people celebrate the "Happy Holiday" with Santa; we Christians celebrate "Merry Christmas" with Jesus! Even though December … Continue reading Let’s Celebrate Christmas!
Recently, a family friend, who's always claimed to be a Christian, asked me why some of his family didn't accept his "male" spouse as part of the family. It was a moment of deliberation for me. Do I tell him that he's actually sinning against God by engaging in this lifestyle? Or do I candy coat the … Continue reading The Cost of Telling the Truth
The season of Thanksgiving is a cherished day. We prepare our delicious feasts and wait for family and friends to arrive and share in the joy of it all! It's a special day for a reason—we are thankful! And we want to celebrate our blessings! We want to give Jesus our thanks! As we gather … Continue reading To Jesus We Give Thanks!
There has never been such a need for Christians to pray as there is today! Our lives are literally hanging on a thread and if that thread snaps, then the plunge we take will be deadly. But if we can secure that thread in time, we will prevent the fall. And there's still time to … Continue reading Prayer Can Delay Judgment!
The people of America are being stirred and riled into complete chaos because of the presidential election. Never before has the competition created such hostility and division amongst the people. Candidate followers have always debated their points of interest, but never have they become blind followers of hatred and animosity as they are today. Never … Continue reading Where is God’s Peace?