"Every motive, thought, decision, action and relationship reveals who is Lord/lord of your life and what foundation you are on." Regardless of what you say or even act, ultimately, whoever/whatever is Lord/lord in your life will be revealed. What does your life and relationships say about your Lord/lord? Do you know who or what it is? Is it Self? Money? Fame? Sex/porn? Drugs? Giving? Serving? Church? Your marriage, family, friends? Many of these things are obviously sinful and selfish but they still drive what we... Read More
January 6, 2021
Living in Christ’s Love, Lordship and Victory!
Building on last week’s post we notice the contrast of Christ’s Hope, Peace, Joy and Love (Eternal) to that of the world’s fleeting, circumstantial and emotionally-based desires rooted in the selfish flesh (temporal)...John 14:27: 16:33; James 1:2-4. Which are you focusing on as you wrap up 2020 and look forward to 2021? Remember, His mercies are new every morning and are never ending (Lamentations 3:22-24)…Jeremiah was assured of that in the midst of warning Israel of impending doom! His grace is all-sufficient to save us... Read More
December 28, 2020
Goodbye, 2020! Happy New Year 2021!
What Are You Looking Forward To? Happy New Year – Hope, Peace, Joy and Love to You in Christ! If you want to know the hope, peace, joy and love of Christ today, into the New Year and throughout your life, begin by asking and answering this question, “What’s your focus?” In 2 Corinthians 4:16-18, Paul states by The Holy Spirit, “Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer person is decaying, yet our inner person is being renewed day by day. For... Read More
December 24, 2020
Lessons from Advent/CHRISTmas…Pt 3
“CHRISTmas is CHRIST” First of all, you have to know by my ties that I’m a CHRISTmas freak…I love it all…Santa, Grinch, Charlie Brown, Scrooge, 34th Street, all of it! You know why…because I choose to take every part of it and allow it to point me to Christ! That’s why I share with you that CHRISTmas is CHRIST! He is much more than a Baby in a Manger, but it began there and there would be no HOPE without that First CHRISTmas when He... Read More
December 18, 2020
Lessons From Characters of Advent/CHRIStmas…Pt 2
“CHRISTmas According to the Shepherds – God’s Grace is for All!” Excerpted from “The Real Shepherds of Bethlehem” by Nick Harris (http://www.arielministries.org/ariel/roar_main_december2008.html) On the first Christmas night, there were shepherds tending huge flocks of sheep in the fields near the village of Bethlehem. This was odd since in those days it was unusual for shepherds to tend large flocks near towns and villages. The reason? The odors of very large flocks fouled the air so badly that people could not breathe. So large flocks were... Read More