We are coming into the Christmas season, and many of us are already in the Christmas Spirit. We’ve started shopping for gifts, and we’ve replaced our home atmosphere from autumn to the holiday décor. While the world has its own reasons for celebrating Christmas, Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus that happened on that One … Continue reading One Glorious Night
Too often Christians get caught up with being negative and criticizing others. Whether it's a group within a congregation or a rant on public media, speaking negative about others only builds up the self-righteousness of the participants. Our focus should not be on what not to do, but rather, on what Jesus has told us to do. The commission Jesus gave to … Continue reading Let’s Be Positive!
Years ago, people referred to missionaries as those elect few who gave up everything they owned in this civilized world to go and work with the underprivileged in the uncivilized world. The cost was high; many of them died shortly after arriving. It may be shocking to learn, though, that missionary help isn't only for distant countries; the … Continue reading The Cost of Being a Missionary
It had been a very long 120 years for Noah and his family as they spent every waking minute building the massive ark according to God's instructions. There had been no sign of flood rains that warranted a boat to escape on and the people laughed him to scorn. But Noah didn't get upset because … Continue reading When the Snail Reached the Ark
The more we study the Scriptures and spend time in prayer and worship with the Lord, the more we realize who we are. We want to know the truth, and we don't seek God's hand for blessings, but rather, we seek His face to know Him. As we give ourselves to God, we begin to … Continue reading Whose Life is it, Anyway?
The true gospel of Christ is being buried beneath more deception and garbage every day. The new age doctrines say that salvation is for everyone, that it's not personal; we're all saved and headed for Heaven and no one is guilty of sin because Jesus' death on the cross showed us that love rules—and that we're saved if we … Continue reading Salvation IS Personal!
Many people feel that they don't need God intervening in their lives because they have it all under control. They are educated, have an amazing career and a great social life, and they credit their "success" to their own initiatives and labor. However, their success should really be labelled: the Success of a Loser. Why a loser? Because without Christ … Continue reading Success of a Loser
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 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!
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?
Many people assume they're saved and believe that when Jesus died on the cross He became automatic salvation for everyone. However, if they believe that, they don't know what salvation is or why it was provided on the cross! It's not an automatic reward to be assumed; it's a personal gift from God that must … Continue reading Salvation Can’t be Assumed; it’s Personal
Most Christians know that our sins were nailed to the cross with Jesus on that dark day many years ago. But do they realize the full impact of what actually happened that day? The destiny of mankind was forever changed as Jesus rose from the Cross to be King. When God—Yeshua—created the garden in Eden, He … Continue reading From the Cross to King!
No matter how careful we live our life or what diet regime we adapt to stay healthy we will all still die sometime. And far too many people have no idea where they’re going when they die. Many assume they’ll go to Heaven; others live in constant fear of the sting of death! Death is nothing … Continue reading The Sting of Death
Much of “Christianity” today has digressed from a commitment to follow Christ to an “everything goes” attitude that gives false spiritual security. It’s a “new age religion” that says we can do our own thing and know that God loves and accepts each one of us just as we are now. It’s no wonder that this deception … Continue reading Truth or Comfort Zone
So often in life people take things for granted. Some assume that their way is the right way and they aren't willing to change and yet expect good results. Others know that they should act on certain issues now but they either, render a callous attitude and put it off until later, or do nothing … Continue reading The Tragedy of the Missing Parachute
The earth is being filled with “Christians” as the day of Christ’s return draws near. Some of these people are genuine, born-again believers, but most of them don’t even know God. They are captivated by a doctrine that speaks of universal love and heavenly blessings. The gospel they learn from says they were … Continue reading Walking a Thin Line
As Christians, we all know that Jesus is the Christ who came to take away the sins of the world. But did you know that salvation is not just a general observation— that it’s really personal? Did you know that YOU are the reason He came—and that YOU were the object of the cross? Jesus came … Continue reading The Object of the Cross