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October 8, 2020

How to fulfill the Great Commission

“I am sending you to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that […]
September 29, 2020

Surrounded by a Great Cloud of Witnesses

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off every encumbrance and the sin that so easily entangles, and […]
August 12, 2020

Was Judas Saved?

“Then one of the Twelve, the one called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests” Matthew 26:14 It’s shocking to me how we like to decide […]
July 30, 2020

Why Did Jesus Get Angry and Flip Tables?

“In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. So he made a whip out of […]
June 13, 2020

The Truth About Predestination (Part 1)

“I have been found by those who did not seek me; I have shown myself to those who did not ask for me.” See Romans 10:20 […]
June 13, 2020

The Truth About Predestination (Part 2)

“This mystery is that the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel” Ephesians 3:6 (Continued from Part […]
May 11, 2020

Should Women Be Silent, Submissive, and Cover Their Heads?

“There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male and female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:28 “You are a […]
May 6, 2020

The Truth About Demon-Casting and Fasting

“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23 Early one morning, in the Fall of […]
May 3, 2020

Jesus Is the Ultimate Scapegoat

“But the goat chosen by lot as the scapegoat shall be presented alive before the LORD to be used for making atonement by sending it into […]
May 1, 2020
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The Truth About Those Who Have Fallen Away

“For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy […]
April 25, 2020
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Diary of a Former Closet Drinker

“Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is the sustainer of my soul.” Psalm 54:4 I’ve titled this devotional Diary of a Former Closet Drinker but […]
April 14, 2020

Heart to Head, Not Head to Heart

“Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” ~Jesus See John 14:27 We’ve got it backwards. We’ve been told to never follow […]
April 9, 2020

The Importance of Repentance

“Repent!” That word used to be a fighting word for me. It was a fighting word because I was yet to fully understand its meaning. With […]
April 8, 2020

God Tests Us to Bring out the Best in Us!

Tests are good! They expose the finest things from within! What God placed in us at the moment of our salvation, He wants to work out […]
April 7, 2020

Are You a Victim of Trauma?

“It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.” -Jesus See Matthew 9:12 Trauma can impact our lives negatively, in so many ways, […]
April 6, 2020

Did God Send the Coronavirus to Humble the World?

“If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I […]
January 29, 2020
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He Must Increase, I Must Decrease?

“But now He has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy, unblemished, and blameless in His presence” Colossians 1:22 I normally […]
December 29, 2019
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The Truth About Hebrews 10:26

“If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left”  Hebrews 10:26 Hebrews 10:26 is […]
December 25, 2019
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Christmas: The Beginning of a Great Union

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called […]
August 25, 2019
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The Truth About Holy Communion

“Do this in remembrance of me.” ~Jesus See Luke 22:19 Emotional music is playing softly, the lights are dimmed and Pastor speaks, “If you have sin […]
April 2, 2019

The Cross Was the Final Altar

When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. John 19:30 Blood. God […]
March 3, 2019
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Does God Spit Christians out of His Mouth?

“So, because you are lukewarm–neither hot nor cold–I am about to spit you out of my mouth.” Revelation 3:16 “Man, it is hot out here. Son, […]
February 3, 2019

Can Christians Have Tattoos?

And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, “KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.” Revelation 19:16 Pardon me while I barf […]
November 9, 2018

Jesus Has Retroactive Blood

“…the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world.” See Revelation 13:8 Jesus’ blood is timeless. From the moment it was shed it had […]
October 14, 2018

The Greatest Spiritual Gift Is Love

“But the greatest of these is love.” See 1 Corinthians 13:13 Grandma. This one word brings a feeling of peace to my soul. Just thinking about […]
October 9, 2018

The Danger of Mixing the Old and New Covenants

“No one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, […]
September 2, 2018

The Truth About 1 John 1:9 and James 5:16

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9 “Here, […]
September 1, 2018

How Can I Know Good from Evil?

“For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” ~Satan Genesis […]
August 25, 2018
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How Grace Destroyed My Addiction

“For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say ‘No’ to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to […]
August 19, 2018

What Happens When You Die?

“For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” Philippians 1:21 Death. I had no plans on writing about this subject. As I […]
August 17, 2018

When Did the New Covenant Begin?

But God found fault with the people and said: “The days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the people […]
August 13, 2018

Go and Sin No More?

Then Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are your accusers? Has no one condemned you?” “No one, Lord,” she answered. “Then neither do I condemn […]
August 11, 2018

You Will Know Them by Their Fruits?

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits.”  See Matthew 7:15-16 […]
December 22, 2017

By His Stripes We Are Healed?

“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.” […]
December 17, 2017

Jesus Will Not Blot Out Your Name

“The one who is victorious will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out the name of that person from the book of […]
December 4, 2017

Do You Feel Sorry for Yourself?

Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” John 5:8 I used to struggle with self-pity…a lot. If you only knew […]
December 1, 2017

Do You Worship the Bible or God?

“You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse […]
November 30, 2017

You Are God’s Ambassador

“We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us.” See 2 Corinthians 5:20 The plane just touched down in a foreign […]
November 29, 2017

How to Endure Like Jesus

“For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” See […]
November 23, 2017

Why I’m Thankful for Jesus Christ

“But thanks be to God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:57 There are many verses in […]
November 19, 2017

How to Deal with Your Spiritual Perfection

“But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation” Colossians […]
October 27, 2017

What to do When the Pain is Unbearable

“Cast your cares on him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7 Pain. We all feel it at some point in our lives. Sometimes our […]
August 30, 2017

Don’t Forget to Thank Jesus

“One of them, when he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him…” Luke 17:15-16 Isn’t […]
August 29, 2017

How Can I Believe in Jesus?

“He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’” […]
August 26, 2017

What Makes Jesus Mad?

“And he said to them: ‘You have a fine way of setting aside the commands of God in order to observe your own tradition!’” ~Jesus Mark 7:9 […]
April 28, 2017

Do You Want Jesus to Help You?

“What do you want me to do for you?” See Luke 18:41 There’s a story in the Bible about a blind beggar receiving his sight (Luke […]
April 14, 2017

What’s So Good About Good Friday?

“For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.” 2 […]
February 26, 2017

Get to Know Jesus, Get to Know God

“If you knew me, you would know my Father also.” ~Jesus See John 8:19 Why is it so important to get to know Jesus? Because Jesus […]
December 25, 2016

Why Was Jesus Born?

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called […]
October 23, 2016

I am the Church

“At that moment (when Jesus died) the curtain of the temple (which separated non-priests from God’s most holy place) was torn in two from top to […]
October 4, 2016

When Jesus Asks You to do Dumb Stuff

He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the […]
October 1, 2016

When You Want to Quit Drinking, But Can’t

“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” ~Jesus John 8:32 It always starts out innocently, doesn’t it? We usually don’t plan […]
August 18, 2016

Jesus Feels Your Pain

“Jesus wept.” John 11:35 Someone once told me, “You’re not allowed to use definitions from Webster’s Dictionary when trying to get your point across about God.” […]
July 25, 2016

Jesus Will Never Reject You!

“Whoever comes to me I will never drive away.” ~Jesus See John 6:37 Can you repeat that opening verse with me? Only this time, I want […]
July 6, 2016

Following An Unlikely Hero

“Come, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” ~Jesus Matthew 4:19 There is something very strange about Jesus, strangely good – He draws […]
July 4, 2016

Who Is Jesus?

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us…” John 1:14 Why is Jesus so important? His life was lived 2,000 years ago, why are we still […]
June 3, 2016

Jesus Destroys Bad Relationships

I tell you the truth, Jesus said to them, “No one who has left home or wife or brothers or parents or children for the sake […]
May 30, 2016

When Is Jesus Coming Back?

“For the Son of Man in his day will be like the lightning, which flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other. […]
May 20, 2016

Why Did Jesus Walk On Water?

“but when they saw him walking on the lake, they thought he was a ghost. They cried out, because they all saw him and were terrified. Immediately […]
May 17, 2016

Jesus, a Hometown Hero? Yeah right.

“Coming to his hometown, he began teaching the people in their synagogue, and they were amazed. ‘Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous […]
May 5, 2016

Does Jesus’ Light Shine Through You?

“The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are […]
April 26, 2016

Combine Faith and Action to Change Your Life

“If I could just touch his clothes, I will be healed.” Mark 5:28 Do you ever get around people, Christians even, who seem to only have […]
April 25, 2016

Jesus Wants You to Tell Others About Him

“Go home to your family and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.” ~Jesus See […]
April 21, 2016

Jesus Recruits From His Opposition

“I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting” See Acts 9:5 Do you hate Jesus? I’m sure you don’t, but some people actually do hate Jesus. This […]
April 14, 2016

Jesus Is Patient With His Enemies

“But I tell you, love your enemies…” ~Jesus Matthew 5:44 Jesus is patient with His enemies, so we should be too. That’s the hard part. When I […]
March 27, 2016

I Doubted Jesus’ Resurrection, as a Christian

Today is Easter, 2016! Jesus has risen! Hallelujah! How exciting!…Or is it? Or should I say, was it? Was this day, approximately 2,000 years ago, exciting? Nope! […]
March 26, 2016

Why Did Jesus Have To Die?

“There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” ~Jesus John 15:13 At the time of me writing this, yesterday was […]
March 8, 2016

Jesus Loves Using Messed Up People!

“For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.” Philippians 2:13 Do you ever feel […]
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