Jesus is Lord

If you confess with your mouth Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9 This is a very transformative verse of scripture that we should reflect upon and memorize. Confess, in Greek, means "to agree". Basically, you are agreeing that Jesus is … Continue reading Jesus is Lord

Working out

For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come - 1 Timothy 4:8 Yes, God is a big fan of working out our bodies to stay fit and healthy. Afterall, the body is the temple of the Holy … Continue reading Working out

“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Mark 11:24

It's been a tough seven months dealing with Covid-19 and lost jobs, income. Just as hard is staying positive and keeping the faith. Jesus is watching over his flock and does not take breaks or vacations. This is the time to pray the most and to establish a deep one on one relationship with Father … Continue reading “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Mark 11:24

True Blessings

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created. James 1:17-18 Pastor Ross Keeping it 100%

Needs or Wants?

And my God shall supply all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 God promises that all our needs will be supplied through his Son, Jesus. Needs differ from wants in that we need food, shelter and clothing plus money to survive. How about a fancy dinner or … Continue reading Needs or Wants?

Jeremiah

"For I know the plans I have for you." Declares the Lord, "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11 Sometimes no matter how much we try to improve our lives it still does not seem to be on the path we desire. The … Continue reading Jeremiah

Courage

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10 Many will probably say that fear is something that we all go through and there isn't much we can … Continue reading Courage

Faith

Now Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 Imagine if you had to live by faith alone, not by sight. Unfortunately, blind persons are in this predicament, but most adapt wonderfully and even have senses that compensate such as taste, hearing etc. As followers of Christ, … Continue reading Faith

Trust

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight. Proverb 3:5-6 Who will you trust when times of uncertainty occur in your life? God does not automatically come to us, in fact its the opposite. … Continue reading Trust

Jonathan Edwards

“[I wish] to lie low before God, as in the dust; that I might be nothing, and that God might be all, that I might become as a little child.”- Jonathan Edwards 1703 - 1758 America's Greatest Theologian. Let go of ego and be filled with humility. This leads to you becoming exalted. Followers of … Continue reading Jonathan Edwards

Character

Put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him. - Colossians 3:10 Everyone who comes to Jesus receives a new character. Think of this as your new identity In Christ. These character traits reflect the nature of Jesus and are: compassion, kindness, … Continue reading Character

Noah Webster

In 1828, Noah Webster completed his work, An American Dictionary of the English Language—with pronouncing vocabularies of Scripture, classical and geographical names. This 26-year project contained 70,000 entries and 12,000 new definitions. For the first time in the history of the English language a standardized spelling for vocabulary words was provided. Noah Webster stated in … Continue reading Noah Webster

Choices

You have the freedom to make choices; but, having the mind of Christ requires that one possesses the Spirit of the living God. During the time that Jonathan Edwards was a missionary pastor to Native Americans in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, he wrote, among other theological treatises, Freedom of the Will (1754), a brilliant defense of divine … Continue reading Choices

John Bunyan

OF SIN: Sin is the great block and bar to our happiness, the procurer of all miseries to man, both here and hereafter: take away sin and nothing can hurt us: for death, temporal, spiritual, and eternal, is the wages of it. Sin, and man for sin, is the object of the wrath of God. … Continue reading John Bunyan

A Greater Grace

James 4-6 "But He gives a greater grace. Therefore it says, “God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Explanation: If God makes heavy demands of his people, he supplies the grace to comply with the commands as the quotation from Proverbs 3:34 (quoted also in 1 Pet. 5:5) shows. The … Continue reading A Greater Grace

Do You Worry?

Matthew tells us that God commands us not to worry, here is why: Trust God’s Provision, Not Your Own (6:25–34) SUPPORTING IDEA: Jesus’ followers must be motivated by confidence in the Father’s provision for their basic needs. In this passage, we find the word worry or worrying six times. The word Therefore at the beginning … Continue reading Do You Worry?

Jesus First

"Dear Abba, strengthen my spirit with your encouragement today so that I can stay in the center of your will for my life today. Grant me greater strength than that of Samson, greater Love than David, greater wisdom than Solomon, greater courage than Job, greater leadership than Joshua and greater faith than Abraham"~ Pastor Ross … Continue reading Jesus First

True Love

We love, because he first loved us 1 John 4:19 A minister remarked: “When Mary and Martha sent to Jesus their message, it was not, ‘Lord, he loveth Thee,’ but, ‘Lord, he whom thou lovest is sick.’ ” It is not our imperfect love to Him that comforts us, but His perfect love to us.—Christian … Continue reading True Love

Materialism

Instead of asking the Lord for material things ask Him to keep you in the center of His will with guidance by His Spirit. Why? "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord. Isaiah 55:8-9 First Miracle from Jesus: The Wedding at Cana - The mother of … Continue reading Materialism

The Only Way

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. John 14:6 Reconciliation, Illumination and Regeneration: Jesus reconciles us to Father God because we have been separated, along with Eve and Adam since the fall of mankind. Jesus is the truth. The … Continue reading The Only Way

PERSEVERANCE

Westminster Confession: They, whom God hath accepted in his Beloved, effectually called, and sanctified by his Spirit, can neither totally nor finally fall from the state of grace, but shall certainly persevere therein to the end, and be eternally saved. (XVII.1) The doctrine declares that the regenerate are saved through persevering in faith and Christian … Continue reading PERSEVERANCE

Rich Mullins

Have you ever heard of this man? Rich Mullins was the genius musician behind such worship classics like “Awesome God”. He lived without material wealth despite earning millions from his royalties. Rich was a prolific Christian lyricist who personified Matthew 6:25 Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about … Continue reading Rich Mullins

Stay Humble

Whatever hinders us from receiving a blessing that God is willing to bestow upon us is not humility, but the mockery of it. A genuine humility will ever feel the need of the largest measures of grace, and will be perfected just in the degree in which that grace is bestowed. The truly humble man … Continue reading Stay Humble

No Fear

2 Timothy 1:7 "For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline" Life can be filled with trials, uncertainty and despair, but we know this already. The key is to trust the one who is 100% God/100% Human - Jesus! You can always be fully confident In … Continue reading No Fear

A Spiritual ABC

Ask the Father daily in prayer and He will answer. BELIEVE! Christ must be the center of your life. Dare to be a Disciple of Jesus. Even you can make a difference in the lives of others by acting out God’s will in your daily life.Friends are special gifts from God. Give to others cheerfully. … Continue reading A Spiritual ABC

Phoebe

Who was the first Deacon in the Christian church? Phoebe, patron of the church at Cenchreae, yes it was a woman! Phoebe was a dedicated follower of Christ and worked diligently to spread the Gospel. She clearly understood Col 3:23 "Whatever you do, do your work [a]heartily, as for the Lord [b]rather than for men" … Continue reading Phoebe

Aimee Semple McPherson

The greatest female revivalist of the 20th Century was Aimee Semple McPherson who was Born October, 1890 and died on September, 1944 Aimee was the founder of the International Foursquare Gospel Church - 2 Million members in 30,000 Churches today. When she was 23 years old she had appendicitis and barely survived. After her ordeal … Continue reading Aimee Semple McPherson

Got Faith?

“The great achievers in history have been the men and women who could see the invisible and strive to reach it. Explorers, inventors, liberators, and pioneers in every field have always been characterized by the steady eye that sees the invisible and strives for the seemingly impossible. ”Warren W. Wiersbe Hebrews 11:6 "Without faith it … Continue reading Got Faith?

Glimpse of Heaven

"But as it is written, eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him. (1 Corinthians 2:9 KJV) Wow! Can you imagine for a moment what this verse means? No one has seen what awaits those In Christ. Not … Continue reading Glimpse of Heaven

Just Ask God

If our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and receive from Him anything we ask, because we obey His commands and do what pleases Him. (1 John 3:21, 22) The most important gifts from God are: 1) Jesus 2) Eternal life 3) Peace 4) Joy 5) Righteousness 6) The Holy Spirit … Continue reading Just Ask God

Trinity

The term trinity is never mentioned in the bible; however, it's scriptural. The best example I heard while attending seminary was from one of my favorite professors, Dr. Rick Durst. Dr. Durst said to me, "Think of the trinity this way, Father God is the begetter, Jesus is the begotten. Father God and Jesus are … Continue reading Trinity

WHO IS JESUS?

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth: Genesis 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God: John 1:1 The Triune God is a very difficult theological term associated with Father God, Holy Spirit and Jesus, but the bottom line is that Jesus … Continue reading WHO IS JESUS?

What Promises?

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you" Matthew 7:7 If you've counted on this verse to solve your problems, yet haven't received an answer from God, ask yourself: * Have I prayed in faith. *Is there sin in my life. … Continue reading What Promises?

Loving Jesus

Matthew 10:37-39 "How much do you love Jesus? The person who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; the person who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And whoever doesn’t take up his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me. Anyone finding … Continue reading Loving Jesus

Thoughts

Where does that voice in the back of our mind come from, the voice that whispers such things like; do not lie to this person, relations before marriage is wrong, abusing alcohol leads to ruin, stop thinking bad things about people? God will not force you to be obedient to His way of life In … Continue reading Thoughts

Be Perfect…

IS IT POSSIBLE TO BE PERFECT? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect. Matthew 5:48 Jesus said many things that were spoken to the ancient Judaic culture and peoples of his day. These sayings also apply to our lives as followers of Christ. Absolutely no one is perfect. Jesus is telling us that … Continue reading Be Perfect…

Grace

The term “grace” can be understood in two ways. First, as the character of God who loves and receives fallen mankind solely on the basis of His provisions and promises. It has been defined as the undeserved and unmerited love, acceptance, and forgiveness of God. (See footnote) Its synonym would be mercy. Second, it may … Continue reading Grace

Children

Generally people look upon youth as a part of our world that is inexperienced and filled with various struggles that must take place to gain a mature understanding of life. My view is that Jesus has brought about His craftsmanship and genius in creating what has the potential to shape our future. The issues that … Continue reading Children

Purity

Has God's Kingdom entered your soul? How do you know if your truly saved? There are always going to be true followers of Christ who are known by their fruit and the way in which they conduct their lives. There are always going to be what we refer to as, "Wolves in Sheep' Clothing". Those … Continue reading Purity

Temptation

“Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth He any man” (Jas. 1:13). If you feel tempted: "No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what … Continue reading Temptation

Apart From Me…

"I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing" John 15:5 Grace is really an amazing thing considering that it is a free gift from God and is something that people who deny Christ receive...for … Continue reading Apart From Me…

Share God’s Word!

The Great Commission is to go and make disciples or learners of Christ. We are to accomplish this in the authority of Jesus. Jesus spoke, healed, commanded, instructed and conquered Satan with authority. Lets imitate Jesus by being bold and confident as we share His life and times with those who wear the veil, who … Continue reading Share God’s Word!

Living For Christ

Everyone has been guilty at some point of the following: adultery in deed or thought, fornication or "sleeping around", drunkenness, anger that is not righteous, drug use other than for medication, filthy language or swearing, laziness or slacking off, gluttony or over eating. If you have never been involved in these sins you are an … Continue reading Living For Christ

Letting Go

I SURRENDER ALL , ALL TO JESUS...Some people carry burdens all to themselves. In doing so they suffer depression, anxiety, anger, loneliness, dissatisfaction, emotional pain and all sorts of unhappiness. There is a better way: Jesus said, Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. "Take my … Continue reading Letting Go

Heaven or Hell

Job replied: Why do the wicked still live, Continue on, also become very powerful? Job 21:13 They spend their days in prosperity, And suddenly they go down to Sheol. Job 21:14 They say to God, 'Depart from us! We do not even desire the knowledge of Your ways. Job 21:27 Behold, I know your thoughts, … Continue reading Heaven or Hell

Love Is Patient

1 Corinthians 13:4 If God were not patient with us he would not have provided mercy and grace, instead he would have punished us according to the way our sin deserved. We are to do the same by having patience toward each other and abstaining from vengeance, hatred and animosity towards those who wrong us. … Continue reading Love Is Patient

Wealth and Alcohol

Often I get asked questions about morals and what God says about them in regards to living a Christian life. One question is, can I drink alcohol? Another is, can you be rich as a Christian? There are many moral issues that raise debates on living the Christian life. The reality is that there is … Continue reading Wealth and Alcohol

Never Give Up

People are always ready to encourage you to give up. "Life is too difficult," they say. "Life is not fair. It hurts too much." But such advice fails to take into account the omnipotent hand of God. Even though we may not understand why painful and discouraging events happen in our lives, we have the … Continue reading Never Give Up

New Believers

When I first met Jesus I was a teenager at age 19. The impact was powerful and my journey was not easy. God is very powerful and the transformation starts the second you believed that Jesus is the Son of God. Meeting other believers, attending Church services, reading the Bible, letting go of bad habits … Continue reading New Believers

Only One God

Isaiah 43:10-12 "You are my witnesses," declares the Lord, "and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me. I, even I, am the Lord, and apart from me there is … Continue reading Only One God

Stay the Course

Don’t Quit! In 1952 Florence Chadwick attempted to swim 26 miles from the coast of California to Catalina Island. After 15 hours, a heavy fog began to block her view, she became disoriented, and she gave up. To her chagrin, Chadwick learned that she had quit just 1 mile short of her destination. Two months … Continue reading Stay the Course

Happy Father’s Day

It is a sign that the soul is living in God, if it maintain calmness within through the consciousness of His Presence, while working for Him in active ministrations. Such restfulness will show itself in the commonest ways, in doing common duties at the right time, in preserving a sweetness and evenness of temper in … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day

Promise Land

In the days of Abraham, to start out for a land one had never seen was as great a venture of faith as astronauts going to the moon today. It took a great deal of faith for Abraham to leave Ur of the Chaldees and go to a strange land. Like Abraham, we Christians are … Continue reading Promise Land

Saintly Spirits

"The most saintly spirits are often existing in those who have never distinguished themselves as authors, or left any memorial of themselves to be the theme of the world's talk; but who have led an interior angelic life, having borne their sweet blossoms unseen like the young lily in a sequestered vale on the bank … Continue reading Saintly Spirits

Praise

Lord Jesus, Thank you Father God for another day and another opportunity to get closer to you through Jesus, our Lord and Savior. Fill us with your infinite wisdom, knowledge and understanding and thank you for cleansing us of all impurities present, past and future. Today, empower us with your confidence, courage, persistence, diligence, unconditional … Continue reading Praise

Baptism

Baptism brings up many discussions, especially infant Baptism. Let's make this simple, baptism does not save you in and of itself, God saves you through the sacrifice of His Son and subsequently your belief In Jesus. Baptism is when we die to our old life and rise to newness of life with Christ all by … Continue reading Baptism

Peace

Out of the 40,000 or more promises in the Bible that are given to those who devote themselves to Jesus my favorite blessing is having peace. The peace of God is a force that can allow you to stay calm and content under stressful situations, pressure filled assignments at work, dealing with awkward moments, going … Continue reading Peace

Am I Saved?

How can you really be sure you know Jesus? By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments. 1 John‬ ‭2‬:‭3‬ Pastor RossKeeping it 💯

Liquid Church

Attending Church on Sunday is what the majority of believers do and it is definitely scriptural to assemble together to worship Jesus. Attendance at the church building on Sunday or Wednesday for prayer is not the same as a continual intimate relationship with Jesus because that is between you and Jesus. Reading God's Word and … Continue reading Liquid Church

Psalm 100

Giving Thanks: Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to … Continue reading Psalm 100

Genealogy

Abraham, Isaac, Jacob then came... Naomi's daughter-in-law was Ruth Ruth was the wife of Boaz whose mother was Rahab (once a prostitute) Ruth was the mother of ObedObed was the father of Jesse Jesse was the father of King David. Jacob and his wife, Rachel had a son named Joseph, he was Jacob's most beloved … Continue reading Genealogy

Persecution

"All that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution"2 Tim. 3:12 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness! If you love, follow and obey Jesus as Lord and Savior you have gone through various forms of persecution. Let's face the truth, the world hates us because the world hates Jesus and his … Continue reading Persecution

Doubting

"He that doubteth is condemned: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin” (Rom. 14:23) Jesus said that a person who doubts is someone on a wave being tossed back and forth. When in doubt you need to figure it out! Pastor RossKeeping it 💯

Patience

The main reason that most investors never see any gains in the stock market is that they lack patience. Investments take time and investing in solid companies with good balance sheets and great management generally pays off, but without patience nothing will be gained. The reason I bring this up is that God requires us … Continue reading Patience

Humility

Me, Myself and I All of us love attention and the feeling of being accepted by others. There is nothing wrong with wanting to be noticed for either working hard, doing well in school, raising a successful family or for any other righteous pursuit in life. There is always someone who notices everything we do … Continue reading Humility

“Got Fruit?”

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Galatians‬ ‭5‬:‭22-23‬ Pastor RossKeeping it 💯

Wisdom or Wealth

My most frequent petition of God is for wisdom from above. Solomon was given the greatest amount of wealth anyone ever had because when God asked him what he desired, instead of asking for wealth, his reply was wisdom. Let's hope we can do the same lol! Think accumulated knowledge, common sense, insight, being prudent, … Continue reading Wisdom or Wealth