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)

God loves LGBTQ+ people

God loves LGBTQ+ people

Some outspoken Christian groups spew hatred for LGBTQ+ people so I want to set the record straight. God loves all people. God loves LGBTQ+ people. God loves you. The most powerful message in the world for LGBTQ+ people Here is the most quoted verse in the Bible. It is probably quoted millions or billions of times per year. Let’s consider its Continue reading God loves LGBTQ+ people

Three Sovereign Headships: Christ, Church, and Husband

I found this brick in my yard. It wasn’t being very brick-like: it wasn’t thinking like a brick, it wasn’t acting like a brick, it wasn’t exercising brick headship. So I sat down and gave it a stern rebuke and a long lecture on brickness. Then it started acting more like a brick by trying to be more brick-like. What!? Continue reading Three Sovereign Headships: Christ, Church, and Husband

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)

The agápe love of God (1 Corinthians 13)

Have you ever been tempted to ask God what is the greatest attribute: inspiration, truth, knowledge, or faith? Have you ever longed for more inspiration, more truth, more knowledge, more faith? Have you ever focused on inspiration, truth, knowledge, or faith? Have you ever been justifiably proud of your inspiration, your truth, your knowledge, or your faith? If so, you Continue reading The agápe love of God (1 Corinthians 13)

Pray for president and all that are in authority (1 Timothy 2:1-7)

We stand with Franklin Graham in a Special Day of Prayer for the President. The Bible explicitly tells us to pray for kings and all that are in authority, which includes presidents, governors, and even mayors. We believe our nation is at a crossroads, at a dangerous precipice. The only one who can fix our country’s problems is God Himself, Continue reading Pray for president and all that are in authority (1 Timothy 2:1-7)

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