Month: May 2019

Grace = Unmerited Favor

The first man, Adam, made a mistake and went against the will of God resulting in banishment from the Garden of Eden and a loss of his eternal existence; Adam and all of his descendants to follow would now be assigned a time to…

Justification

In order to be admitted into the kingdom of heaven, we must possess righteousness equal to God.  This is God’s design; however, he also designed us to be helpless sinners incapable of attaining that righteousness. Exactly why God designed things this way is not…

Autopilot

When we are learning a new skill, there are a bunch of rules and precise steps that need to be followed to achieve success.  In the beginning, we tend to stress over each and every rule to the point that our efforts are weakened. …

A Pure Heart

When the apostle Paul wrote his letter to the Christian church in Rome, there was a division between the Jews who had become followers of Jesus and the non-Jewish Gentiles who were followers of Jesus.  The Jewish Christians believed the Gentile Christians should also…

Reading the Instructions

Sometimes, when we purchase a new gadget of some sort, we open the box and immediately try to start using it without ever looking through the instructions.  There are some who never even bother reading the instructions.  Inevitably, sometime down the road, this new…

The Book of Romans

You may already know that the apostle Paul, who wrote much of the New Testament, was originally known as Saul of Tarsus.  He was a Jewish rabbi and part of the ultra-holy group known as the Pharisees.  Saul of Tarsus believed Christians were worthless…

The True Vine

In his final instruction to the twelve apostles, Jesus presented the heart of His teaching in a vivid illustration that every gardener will understand.  Jesus calls Himself the vine and God the Father the gardener. “I am the true vine, and my Father is…

Ready to Serve

A good secretary or personal assistant often ends up doing most of the work.  Busy executives need someone that can be counted on to serve tirelessly and be ready for anything that is needed.  That kind of devotion is usually greatly appreciated.  A good…

Lessons from the Bible

The Bible is a collection of 66 different books composed by 40 different writers over 1,500 years with a total of over 700,000 words.  It takes an average reader about 70 hours to read the Bible from cover-to-cover.  Much of the Bible is easy…

Blasphemy

Christianity has been buried under the clutter of denominational differences for far too long.  It’s time to dissect this beast and remove Christianity from the endless religious dogma that has destroyed the true essence of what it means to follow Jesus.  When Jesus claimed…