"I and the Father are one" This verse is very complex and the first thing you notice is that it does not say, I and the Father are the same. Jesus said that the Father is greater than himself (John 14:28), something to grasp considering that Jesus is God in the flesh. The meaning of … Continue reading John 10:30 Father and Son
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. God appoints the rulers of the earth for His own purposes. While we are always concerned about our government and other entities that have deep ties to our daily … Continue reading Jeremiah 29:11 – God’s Plans for Us
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
Rejoice in the Lord and be glad, you righteous; sing, all you who are upright in heart! Ps. 32:11
I can do all things through Christ whom strengthens me - Phil 4:13 And God causes all things to work for good to those who love him and are called to his purpose and will - Romans 8:28 And my God shall supply all your needs In Christ Jesus - Phil 4:19 Delight yourself in … Continue reading Some of my favorite scriptures
I can do all things through Christ whom strengthens me Philippians 4:13 There will be days where we wake up tired, not only physically but also mentally. Jesus is omnipotent meaning all power lies in him. As believers, our Father shares his power with us when we pray to receive it from him. Prayer is … Continue reading Strength In Christ
Jesus was going to help his followers understand by telling them some stories. But there was a further twist. The stories would be parables. In these parables, Jesus told his disciples some family secrets, but with other bystanders overhearing. By using parables, the truly interested (believers) would understand, but the others, only vaguely curious (unbelievers), … Continue reading Why did Jesus speak in Parables?
What appearance in a dream did Solomon see soon after his father died? God asked him what he should give him. 1 Kings 3:2–15.What did Solomon choose? Wisdom to govern his people well. What did God promise to give him that he had not asked for? Riches and honor. King Solomon was the richest human … Continue reading Is it better to ask for wisdom rather than riches?
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?
"...observe what the Lord your God requires: Walk in his ways, and keep his decrees and commands, his laws and requirements, as written in the Law of Moses, so that you may prosper in all you do and wherever you go …”1 Kings 2:3 In the eyes of the world prosperity means success and wealth. … Continue reading True Success
The gravity of the situation is summarized in 3:23: “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” God thus has provided a righteousness for unrighteous people through the atonement of Jesus Christ. The way of forgiveness and freedom has been offered to all, Jews and Gentiles, through the sacrificial death of Christ. … Continue reading What does “Justification By Faith” mean?
The Book of Revelation tells us more about heaven than any other book in the Bible. A good place to start is to read chapters 21 and 22. God’s Presence “Now the dwelling of God is with men [i.e. people], and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will … Continue reading What Will Heaven Be Like?
The Holy Spirit dwells in all who believe in the name of Jesus. The primary purpose of the baptism with the Holy Spirit is efficiency in testimony and service. It has to do rather with gifts for service than with graces of character. It is the impartation of spiritual power or gifts in service and … Continue reading What is the primary importance of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit?
"Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me” (Rev. 3:20) Establishing a solid relationship with the person who created you is not the easiest thing to accomplish. It takes the willingness to … Continue reading A deep and intimate relationship to Jesus
Him they compelled to bear his cross - Matt 27:32 There are many Christians of whom this is true. They are compelled to bear the cross, but how does it come? It comes by their running away from it. They make up their minds they won’t have Christ’s cross; and they find when the cross … Continue reading You can run, but you cannot hide…
"As my Father hath sent me, even so send I you" John 20:21 We should never leave our room until we have seen the face of our dear Master, Christ, and have realized that we are being sent forth by Him to do His will, and to finish the work which He has given us … Continue reading Preparation in the Morning
"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
I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land - Gen. 28:15 "With thee,” companionship; “Keep thee,” guardianship; “Bring thee,” guidance. From Thoughts from the quiet hour - D.L. Moody editor. Jesus was guiding Abraham into the promise land. He was Abraham's … Continue reading Confidant – Watchman – Compass
Thomas Edison said: “No one can study chemistry and see the wonderful way in which certain elements combine with the nicety of the most delicate machine ever invented, and not come to the inevitable conclusion that there is a Big Engineer who is running this universe.” Answer: Jesus is our creator and he formed each … Continue reading Who is the creator of all things both visible and invisible?
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
John 15:5. 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...Here we have the key verse of the passage, although it only expands what we have already learned on the first paragraph. Gromacki writes, "Christ … Continue reading Got Vine?
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
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
It's all about a personal relationship with Jesus. You must be born again. Whatever the outward circumstances, conversion is a conscious decision that must be taken by every man, woman or child in the privacy of their hearts. It is a new relationship with God. "Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve … … Continue reading Personal Relationship
"And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you … Continue reading HOW DO I KNOW THAT I AM SAVED?
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
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
If you're sad and living the Christian life, you need to understand that God wants you to be filled with joy. Sing to the Lord a new song, for He has done marvelous things; His right hand and His holy arm have worked salvation for Him. Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth, … Continue reading Verses that remind us to be happy and filled with the Holy Spirit
Life can be extremely difficult at times. We often seek guidance or advice from parents, friends, neighbors and acquaintances. When these people cannot solve are troubles we tend to feel withdrawn or depressed. There is a solution and His name is Jesus. Jesus had more troubles then every person who ever lived combined! He gave … Continue reading JESUS UNDERSTANDS US COMPLETELY
Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous fall. (Psalm 55:22) One of the greatest discoveries that you'll ever make in following Jesus is that He never stops guiding you on the path to heaven. If you happen to drift away from Jesus, you will not … Continue reading Cast Your Cares On Jesus
All of us In Christ have had to endure various trials in our walk with Jesus. If God loves us so much why would he allow such trials? When we go through times of hardship recognize that this is the time to show faith in Christ. God has different reason(s) for allowing these faith testing … Continue reading Stay Strong and Courageous
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
Apostle Paul speaking his last words to the unbelieving leading men of the Jews in Rome: The Holy Spirit rightly spoke through Isaiah the prophet to your fathers, saying,"Go, and tell this people: ‘Keep on listening, but do not perceive; Keep on looking, but do not understand.’ " "Render the hearts of this people insensitive, … Continue reading WE ARE PROPHETS AND GREATER THAN THE ANGELS!
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
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?
To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgiveness - Dan 9:9 "As a spring lock closes itself, but cannot be unlocked without a key, so we ourselves may run into sin, but cannot return without the key of God’s grace" - Cawdray If you happen to sin today, just agree (to confess in Greek) … Continue reading Mercy and Forgiveness
We've all seen or know someone who prays out loud. To be honest it's annoying and is just what the Pharisees used to do when Jesus was living in Israel. Corporate prayer is different and achieves a Christ centered goal. I'm all for occasional corporate prayer. The way to reach the heart of the Lord … Continue reading Silence is Golden
Who can live out The Sermon on the Mount? Whoever forces you to go one mile, go with him two: Matthew 5:41 The Sermon on the Mount is the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom of God is two fold. First, it is on earth and is seen in the lives of all who have been … Continue reading Sermon On The Mount
True wisdom comes from reading the Bible. The Word of God inspired the writers of both the old and new testaments. The Word of God inspires all of us who daily open up its wisdom and become blessed by what we hear from our lord and master, Jesus. The way to experience true and eternal … Continue reading Where Is Wisdom Found?
"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 Try to memorize this verse from Jeremiah as it will give you confidence to keep moving forward in your career path. The Lord knows … Continue reading You Are Covered Under The Jesus Plan
"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…
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!
John 14:27 "Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful. 1 Peter 1:8-9 "Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him … Continue reading Peace, Joy and Righteousness