Almost Father’s Day Again!

The righteous man walks in his integrity;His children are blessed after him. Prov 20:7

All About Him

The spotlight is in you, not on you. Believers are already taken care of and have all needs met through the glorious riches In Christ. It's not about us, it's about Jesus! So, shine your light on someone else. Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as … Continue reading All About Him

The Tongue

Apostle James said, "The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell" We've all had those moments when we'd wished we had never opened our mouths … Continue reading The Tongue

Perseverance

Mission, Passion and Persistence The above three character traits always lead to success. Think of the life and times of Jesus. His mission was to end the bonds of slavery to sin for all mankind through the ultimate sacrifice of himself at Calvary. Jesus' passion for mankind led him to do the opposite of what … Continue reading Perseverance

Trials Are Good

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the … Continue reading Trials Are Good

Righteous Anger

There is a thing called righteous anger. For example, Jesus was angry at the money changers as he entered the Temple to preach. He overturned the tables of the merchants who were selling goods at the Holy Temple of God. Before you get angry, take a deep breath and ask yourself if this emotion is … Continue reading Righteous Anger

Humble Priests

From Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood - and He has made us to be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father-to Him be the glory and … Continue reading Humble Priests

Imagine This!

But as it is written, "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined the things that God has prepared for those who love him." 1 Corinthians 2:9 Love God with all your heart, mind, soul and strength! Pastor RossKeeping it 💯

The Narrow Gate

Solomon was succinct and to the point when he defined the lifestyle of true followers of Jesus: "The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person" Ecclesiastes‬ ‭12‬:‭13‬ It applies to every person because all will be held accountable on the day of judgment. … Continue reading The Narrow Gate

Handling Temptations

Temptations come in various forms and everyone is tempted from time to time as was Jesus. Jesus rebuked Satan by saying flee from me. Like Jesus, we need to recognize temptation immediately and rebuke it. Prayer is key and staying busy. Remember, God doesn't tempt anyone so consider the source. Resist temptation and it will … Continue reading Handling Temptations

In Christ

Ever wonder why we always conclude our prayers by saying, "In Christ?" The Apostles always ended their prayers this way, especially Paul. The reason is that once you've accepted the Lord Jesus into your life you become immediately surrounded by His Spirit in the same way that he was surrounded by Father God's Spirit when … Continue reading In Christ

Wealth In Christ

There is absolutely nothing in God’s Word against accumulating wealth. In fact, in the days of Jesus’ 1/2 brother James’ church, there were wealthy Christians who owned vast parcels of land. Without these wealthy Christians the church would not have been able to flourish and help the needy. While the Lord gives us the ability … Continue reading Wealth In Christ

Intimacy With God

“The eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth that He May strongly support those whose heart is completely His.” - 2 Chronicles 16:9 It’s all about your relationship to Father God through Jesus. Cast all cares and burdens upon Him and give Him all your attention, heart, mind, soul and strength … Continue reading Intimacy With God

Habits

We all have habits such as waking up early, going to bed late or even drinking too much coffee! There are seven spiritual habits that all followers of Jesus must abide by in order to achieve the type of life that Father God has planned for us. The first and foremost is prayer. Prayer was … Continue reading Habits

Right Relationships

Right Relationships Proverbs 27:17 To become the people God wants us to be, it’s essential that we choose the right relationships. They are extremely important because without them, we will be unable to accomplish much in life. We should pursue relationships with people who: • Build our confidence in God as well as in ourselves. … Continue reading Right Relationships

In God’s Love

Encourage each other In Christ to strengthen your faith. Always pray In Spirit and continue to show unconditional love in all situations you find yourself in each day. Our greatest hope is eternal life and it’s coming soon. Stay strong and courageous. Pastor RossKeeping it 💯 But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy … Continue reading In God’s Love

Acquiring Wisdom

Answers to prayer require faith, hope and wisdom. Most people never hear from Jesus because they do not make prayer a priority. Wisdom is freely given to all who believe, to those who ask for it from Father God through Jesus. This wisdom is not what most expect, it’s not worldly wisdom. It’s tapping into … Continue reading Acquiring Wisdom

Paul’s Prayer

Paul’s prayer is not just for the holy and faithful sisters and brothers In Christ at Colosse, it’s for everyone who believes and follows Jesus. Pray this prayer forward today: “For this reason since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the … Continue reading Paul’s Prayer

Forgive…

Jesus taught that we should forgive one another in all situations. While this is not easy to do, Jesus forgave each one of us on the cross for our collective rebellion against Father God. There are consequences for being unforgiving Including God not forgiving you in heaven, health problems from harboring bitterness. If we confess … Continue reading Forgive…

No Fear!

Have you ever been afraid or paranoid in public places, perhaps just afraid of the possibility of imminent danger? To be honest, I have, but then I remembered this verse from Jesus: Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of … Continue reading No Fear!

Living Holy

How should we live our lives? Ephesians 5:15-21 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be … Continue reading Living Holy

Righteous Living

How should we live - continued: Colossians 3:12-17 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put … Continue reading Righteous Living

The Spirit

Who is Holy Spirit? In the next few post's the role of the Spirit will be described. To begin, the Spirit is not the Father and is not the Son. The Spirit is only the Spirit of both the Father and the Son and He is coequal to the Father and the Son thus belonging … Continue reading The Spirit

Freedom In Christ

The reason Jesus set us free on the cross was to give us freedom from slavery to sin. Apostle Paul said, "All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful...I will not be brought under the power of any" -1 Corinthians 6:12 What this means is that we have been freed from … Continue reading Freedom In Christ

Intimacy with God

The best way to start the year is by building an extremely close relationship with God. So many people will say that they believe in God, but leave Jesus out. You cannot have a relationship with Father God without having been forgiven and cleansed by the blood of His Son, Jesus. Jesus is the Son … Continue reading Intimacy with God

Obeying God

Living the life of a follower of Jesus is never easy; however, there is one way to insure that you're living your best life In Christ. Obeying God is how we know that we are who we say we are In Christ. Obedience is the cornerstone to Christian living and it is always rewarded by … Continue reading Obeying God

God’s Will

Believers do not have to comprehend God's will just obey it. How much do you trust God? It is definitely hard sometimes especially if we are facing a situation that is dire whether that is having a complicated surgery or accepting the new job. This is where are faith comes into action. Faith is the … Continue reading God’s Will

Strangers

Sowing the seeds of love... Luke 6:32-45 “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you?Even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that. And if you lend to those from … Continue reading Strangers

Do Not Lose Heart

Going through adversity, for the believers In Christ, will only last as long as it takes for God to accomplish His purpose in us. Everyone goes through unbearably difficult times whether that is facing an illness or needing financial help. How does Jesus fit into our suffering? Jesus suffered on the cross, but it was … Continue reading Do Not Lose Heart

Where is God?

Help, my faith is being challenged... How many times have we faced a situation where we have pretty much exhausted all options and still are in the same predicament? For example, looking for a job. Where is God in all of this, I mean He said that if we pray according to His will he … Continue reading Where is God?

Maturing In Christ

Whether we realize it or not, we are constantly being pruned by God as we age In Christ. It’s difficult, especially when you’re young and face peer pressure amongst friends that do not share your faith. Sometimes there are cracks in the road and perhaps you’ll stumble in your faith. That’s perfectly normal because let’s … Continue reading Maturing In Christ

Purity of Heart

How can we keep our way pure? By keeping it according to Your word. With all my heart I have sought You; Do not let me wander from Your commandments. (Psalms 119:9, 10 NASB) Obey God and leave the consequences to Him Pastor Ross

Grace

“...The purpose of grace is the perfection of the heart, not of the mind.” Jean-Pierre De Caussade

Consolation

Consolation Any increase of faith, hope, and charity and any interior joy that calls and attracts to heavenly things, and to the salvation of one’s soul, inspiring it with peace and quiet in Christ our Lord. - Ignatius of Loyola

Belief In God…

He who says, I believe in God, says more than he can justify, more than he knows, more even than he senses or suspects; he says that God’s reality is more real than his own life, that God is nearer than hands and feet, that he is the most sublime, but also the most common, … Continue reading Belief In God…

In Jesus Salvation Is Found

Salvation is only from God and takes away sin and sin’s punishment while restoring a righteous relationship with Him. The reward of Salvation is eternal life In Jesus. “And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.”- 1 John 5:11

The Goal

My goal is God Himself, not joy, nor peace,Nor even blessing, but Himself, my God;‘Tis His to lead me there–not mine, but His–At any cost, dear Lord, by any road. F. Brook

Triune God

"[T]he Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost [are] three … not in condition, but in degree; not in substance, but in form; not in power, but in aspect; yet of one substance, and of one condition, and of one power, inasmuch as He is one God, from whom these degrees and forms and aspects … Continue reading Triune God

Jeremiah

Who was Jeremiah? Jeremiah was the son of Hilkiah known as, “The Weeping Prophet” due to his laboring for40 years warning the Israelites with a message of doom for their blatant refusal to listen to and obey God. Jeremiah warned the stiff necked unrepentant people of Judah to come back to their God. His warnings … Continue reading Jeremiah

Jesus is God

"In former times, God, who is without form or body, could never be depicted. But now when God is seen in the flesh conversing with men, I make an image of the God whom I see. I do not worship matter; I worship the Creator of matter who became matter for my sake." —John of … Continue reading Jesus is God

Wisdom

"To know the Word of God, to live the Word of God, to preach the Word, to teach the Word, is the sum of all wisdom, the heart of all Christian service" - Charles E. Fuller

Stick To The Word

"Let us, therefore, foresake the vanity of the crowd and their false teachings, and turn back to the word delivered to us from the beginning."—Polycarp of Smyrna It doesn’t say to avoid the crowd, but to forsake the vanity of the crowd. Remember, we are different and have been “born again” of Spirit. The old … Continue reading Stick To The Word

Feeling Anxious?

"Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand" Isaiah 41:10 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has … Continue reading Feeling Anxious?

In A Rush?

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34 In a rush this morning? Try to get up earlier each day and set a time for prayer. Prayer is the ultimate time saver because, in a way, you’re preparing your future according … Continue reading In A Rush?

Memorize Please

“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Matthew 6:33 Have you memorized this special verse? By now you should have as it’s one of those often quoted scriptures that is filled with meaning. Jesus is letting us know that we need to lead a life … Continue reading Memorize Please

Overcoming Adversity

“Blessed is the man whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty” Job 5:17 Job’s wife said to him, “Are you still holding on to your integrity? Curse God and die!” He replied, “You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?” Job 2:9-10 … Continue reading Overcoming Adversity

God’s Character

What is the character of Father God? But you, O Lord, are a gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness. ~Psalm 86:15 GraciousSlow to angerLovingFaithful We are to imitate these saintly character traits in our daily walk. Being gracious to others, not getting angry, but staying humble, loving towards people and staying … Continue reading God’s Character

The Gospel

“The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim: 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. For it is with your heart that … Continue reading The Gospel

Born Again

This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. Romans 3:22-24 You have been: RedeemedForgivenJustifiedReconciledSanctifiedandGlorified … Continue reading Born Again

Walking in Faith

A man’s steps are directed by the Lord. How then can anyone understand his own way? ~Proverbs 20:24 So, Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. ~Proverbs 3:5-6 That’s “Living by The Holy Spirit” … Continue reading Walking in Faith

The Narrow Gate

“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Matthew 7:13-14 Adam and Eve and all who follow have been given … Continue reading The Narrow Gate

The Greatest Commandment

The Greatest Commandment Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself Matthew 22:37-39

Have You Taken The Test?

Have you taken the test? Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you--unless, of course, you fail the test. 2 Corinthians 13:5 Pastor RossLet’s keep it 💯

Y’Shua

Jesus is Y'Shua “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12 Where is he now? In us who believe and: Acts 3:21 Heaven must receive him until the time comes for God to restore everything, as he … Continue reading Y’Shua

Got Fruit?

The fruit of righteousness will be peace;the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever. ~Isaiah 32:17 Pastor RossKeeping it 💯

Old vs. New

Are there similar stories in both the New Testament and Old Testament? The entire bible is a timeline, a continuum that includes various characters who provide the reader with various godly lessons. Yes, these characters, outside of The Lord, have made mistakes, but they are written to teach that all humans occasionally make errors that … Continue reading Old vs. New

Prayer

Prayer is a call for all In Christ to reach out to Father God in both good times and in times of need. Rejoicing before God is giving thanks and is an important feature that is mentioned in The Lord’s Prayer. Requests is also mentioned in The Lord’s Prayer. If you do not ask God, … Continue reading Prayer

The Race In Christ

It’s a marathon not a sprint You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. Matt 10:22 The harsh reality is that the world (those against Christ) hates us. Yeah, sometimes it doesn’t appear that way. Even Hollywood can empathize with followers of … Continue reading The Race In Christ

Serving Jesus

Working for Jesus... Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Colossians 3:23-24 Work is never easy and conforming to rules … Continue reading Serving Jesus

The Decision

Toughest decision you’ll ever make... Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” Matt 16-24 The world is tempting and even Jesus was tempted, but never succumbed. Jesus fully understood how brief his earthly existence was and never ruined his … Continue reading The Decision

The Comforter

So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever[a] you want. But if … Continue reading The Comforter

The Rapture

The Rapture For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the … Continue reading The Rapture

Worrying

“Worry is the darkroom in which negatives can develop” - Wanda Brunstetter “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?” - Matthew 6:25 Pastor RossKeeping it 💯

How to please God

Time to show faith When everything is going well we tend to slack off on our prayer life and spiritual due diligence. In light of the current worldwide situation we must remember that God is present and stands by in our time of need. Never despair, Jesus is aware! "Without faith it is impossible to … Continue reading How to please God

Faith In Jesus

Time to show faith When everything is going well we tend to slack off on our prayer life and spiritual due diligence. In light of the current worldwide situation we must remember that God is present and stands by in our time of need. Never despair, Jesus is aware! "Without faith it is impossible to … Continue reading Faith In Jesus