Do not harden your hearts (Hebrews 3; Psalm 95)

The Bible has many warnings not to harden your hearts because it is possible to harden your hearts through sin, unbelief, and disobedience.. The LORD says, “Don’t harden your hearts as Israel did at Meribah, as they did at Massah in the wilderness. For there your ancestors tested and tried my patience, even though they saw everything I did. For Continue reading Do not harden your hearts (Hebrews 3; Psalm 95)

Ministry of reconciliation (how to be reconciled to God)

The ministry of reconciliation is the amazing message that God has already done the work through the life, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ to restore the relationship between you and God. The Bible says your sins and tresspasses have separated you from God. The penalty is death. But it has already been paid. Won’t you be reconciled to Continue reading Ministry of reconciliation (how to be reconciled to God)

7 Christlike behaviors we need to follow Jesus’s example

Christlike people follow Jesus’s example. Here are 7 things Jesus did for us that we need to do for others: love, live, die, intercede, forgive, restore, and encourage. Submit yourself to Jesus Christ and let him transform you into a Christlike person. God’s divine power has given us everything we need for life and for godliness. This power was given Continue reading 7 Christlike behaviors we need to follow Jesus’s example

What is intercession, interceding, and intercessory prayer?

Intercession is different than supplications, prayers, thanksgivings, advocating, and mediating. It is the opposite of sin missing the mark of God’s will (The controversy of sin). Intercession paints the word picture of guiding the believer to hit the bullseye of God’s will. I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all Continue reading What is intercession, interceding, and intercessory prayer?

The just shall live by faith (Habakkuk 2:4)

God told Habakkuk the just shall live by faith, which answered a lament to God about evil and injustice in the land. It seems the whole world is going through the same kind of lament today. It seems like there are more wars, genocides, persecutions, murders, robberies, hacking, and crime every day. Where is God? In his complaint Habakkuk wrestles Continue reading The just shall live by faith (Habakkuk 2:4)

But on this one will I look: On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, And who trembles at My word. (Isaiah 66:2)

Throughout history God has called people to love him more than themselves. On this one will I look: humble, repentant, and trembles at my word. Thus says the Lord: “Heaven is My throne, And earth is My footstool. Where is the house that you will build Me? And where is the place of My rest? For all those things My Continue reading But on this one will I look: On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, And who trembles at My word. (Isaiah 66:2)

What is Godly Christian Fasting?

The Bible gives many examples, exhortations, and instructions for godly fasting. It also gives examples and warnings against ungodly fasting. What is the difference? Should Christians fast? How? Why? When? What are the reasons, purposes, and benefits of Christian fasting? Biblical examples of godly fasting Here are some of the many examples of godly fasting in the Bible. These reasons, Continue reading What is Godly Christian Fasting?

Are there apostles and prophets in the church today?

This is a very important question, it goes right to the heart of the trustworthiness of the Bible. If there are apostles and prophets in the church today, then we really need a loose-leaf Bible because there may be new revelation from God that supersedes the old Bible. The Bible clearly says there were apostles and prophets in the foundation Continue reading Are there apostles and prophets in the church today?

Is the Church an organization or an organism?

Is the Church which is Christ’s Body (Ephesians 1:22) an organization or an organism? The difference may sound trite and overly persnickety but let’s look at the ramifications. The fact that the Church is a “Body” made up of “living members” shows that it is not an “Organization,” but an “ORGANISM.” An “Organization” is made up of distinct units like Continue reading Is the Church an organization or an organism?

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