Archive for October, 2012
The terms new birth, born again, receive Christ, accept Jesus, get saved, receive salvation, come to Christ, and becoming a new creature in Christ all point to the same event. They speak to fact that an individual has allowed Jesus Christ to be the Lord of their lives according to Romans 10:9-10.
The new birth experience is a life changing event. New birth means we’ve moved from spiritual death and being cut off from God to spiritual life and eternal fellowship with God. The new birth experience can be very emotional for some. Read the rest of this entry »
Christianity is life. Accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior is a life changing experience. The natural thing for a new Christian to do is share their experience and testimony with those closest to them.
If you’re reading this message and you’ve recently accepted Jesus as the Lord of your life, I welcome you into the family! However I’d also like to help you affect the lives of those who knew you before your transformation in a positive way. Read the rest of this entry »
Peace of God moments can come in a variety of ways for different people. I understand what the term “Peace of God” means in scripture (Philippians 4:7), however I have my own definition of that term which I’d like the share with you here today. Read the rest of this entry »
Many believers and non-believers have a problem with the doctrine of hell. More specifically, the question of how a loving God can send people to hell. I personally don’t believe that God has ever sent anyone to hell. I don’t think a loving God could send anyone to hell, nor do I believe it’s His will that anyone go to hell. In fact, I believe He has done everything in His power to prevent anyone from going to hell. Read the rest of this entry »
Showing Gods love requires every Christian to become a great actor. Great actors have the ability to take the words that a director gives them and become the character they are portraying in their films…..
I love watching movies. When I was a bachelor, my weekend consisted of at least 5-6 movies and a 2 day supply of microwave popcorn (ahh the good old days!). I can’t say that I prefer a certain genre of movie over another, however I do have favorite actors and no matter what genre of movie my favorite actors star in, It’s likely I will watch their movies. Read the rest of this entry »
Abundant life can take on many forms to many people. I want to share a part of what abundant life means that’s rarely talked about. Abundant life in our jobs or in whatever it is that God created us to do in life.
Have you ever given any conscious thought to what gives you pleasure? I know we all have things that we enjoy doing, but I want you to go deeper than that surface train of thought. What gives your heart joy? Think about the things that give you pleasure and think about WHY the things that give you pleasure, give you pleasure. Read the rest of this entry »
Summer has come and gone and with it another Summer Camp at church. To celebrate the return of our youngsters, a few campers took the stage at church to tell us what camping experiences had the greatest impact on them this year. One 11 year old took the stage and said that she felt like she was able to “hear from God”. She said that she had been trying to hear from God for a long time. Her friends hear from God all the time and she desperately wanted to be like her friends and hear from God like they do. Read the rest of this entry »