Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth

Diagram of evolution of the (observable part) of the universe from the Big Bang (left) to the present

This is one of my favorite images in the universe because it was drawn by man to depict a godless creation of matter, time, and space from nothing in the beginning. The theory says there is nothing outside the envelope, but in order to understand it, they have to show it from God’s perspective outside the box. In one of Continue reading Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth

How to share the gospel to Jews

I worship the God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob so I love the Jews like He does. They know more about the Messiah than I ever will, but I know him as my personal savior. I have been grafted into the tree of God’s blessing. Someday, I am going to walk in the New Jerusalem with Moses, David, Isaiah, Jonah, and Continue reading How to share the gospel to Jews

I commend you to God and to the word of his grace

Every once in a while I consider that this might be the last post I ever write. God knows the number of days in my life, which is probably somewhere between 1 and 29000 (do the math). I consider what would be the last thing I could ever tell anyone. For more than 40 years, it has always been the Continue reading I commend you to God and to the word of his grace

The secret to real peace

There are many self-help DIY approaches to achieving the nirvana of peace, but the only proven method requires help from the God of peace. Here are 4 Bible truths that give real peace instead of fear, anxiety, discouragement, and depression; hope instead of suicide; and help instead of suffering. These are the Bible truths that cured me from anxiety attacks Continue reading The secret to real peace

The secret to real joy

put Jesus first, others second, and yourself last

Many people have searched for the fountain of youth to find happiness and joy, but it never works. There is only one way that does work. Jesus described it 2000 years ago and it never gets old. It was so controversial that it changed history and cost him his life. It’s just as real now as it was then. One Continue reading The secret to real joy

Matthew 7:3 the mote in your friend’s eye

Jesus Christ taught shocking doctrines that destroyed the self-righteous pride and hypocritical judgment of the scribes and Pharisees. Here is one of those doctrines that made them hate him and plot to kill him. I am ashamed that I have been guilty of this same sin. You probably have too. It is one of the sins that nailed Jesus Christ Continue reading Matthew 7:3 the mote in your friend’s eye

Romans 12:1-2 From conformed to transformed by presenting yourself to God

Romans 12:1-2 contains the fourth “therefore” in this letter (cf. Romans 3:20; 5:1; 8:1; 12:1). It is one of the many conditional promises in the Bible. If you obey this conditional promise, you will be transformed by the gospel. The Apostle Paul uses the word metamorphosis to describe this change. Almost every part of the Christian life depends on this Continue reading Romans 12:1-2 From conformed to transformed by presenting yourself to God

Ephesians 4:3 Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit

Ironically, this little verse about unity has caused more fighting, more division, and more heartache than almost any other verse… Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. (Ephesians 4:3) There are Christian groups teaching it is your responsibility, it is your work, and it is your endeavor that makes the unity in this verse. These groups Continue reading Ephesians 4:3 Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit

It is finished (G5055 Tetelestai)

On the cross, Jesus Christ cried out, “It is finished!” Then he bowed his head and died. What was finished? What did he mean? We don’t know the Hebrew words Jesus probably spoke on the cross, but the Apostle John was Spirit-motivated to record the phrase with the Greek word tetelestai. This is a special Greek word with a strong Continue reading It is finished (G5055 Tetelestai)

7 things that changed the world forever

When we look around at us on the earth, we see things as they are today. Has it changed? It’s tempting to think everything has always been this way. Have we always had sickness, pestilence, and disease? Have the oceans, mountains, forests, and deserts always looked like this? Have governments always fought each other for control of the people? Have Continue reading 7 things that changed the world forever