Do we treat salvation like a gift or work?
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, (1 Peter 1:3) There is a word in these verse that tells us what salvation is all about.…
Do We Live in Grace?
This is my praise to report – My second book is finished! For the next several weeks I want to share excerpts from the book. I hope they challenge and bless you… The book is about living in grace. A allegory called Edge of Eternity describes a man who is in a cage. He stays…
A Wondrous Protection
When I think of my mistakes I have a recurring question: How can I make it right? In my quest to right the wrongs of my own making, I have discovered there is a difference between acknowledging wrongs and constantly living under the crushing weight of guilt. The difference is grace. Here’s a newsflash (not…
They eagerly seek you, not commendably, but they wish to shut you out so that you will seek them… Tell me, you who want to be under law, do you not listen to the law? Galatians 4:17, 21 Let me share a parable of Jesus… Matthew 12:43 “Now when the unclean spirit goes out of…
4th of July Thoughts
Wow! Another 4th of July. Happy Birthday America! As I think about July 4th, I think about all the history of those days. I think of the people whose lives were made harsher as tyranny increased. I think about how the founding fathers grew more and more impatient with the conditions that they found themselves. …
A Little Rebellion Is Worth It
How do you usually approach improving yourself? Do you do it piecemeal? Do you use motivational phrases? We know that God urges us to be like Jesus. Yet, have we considered how He speaks of getting there?
Valuing Freedom on Memorial Day
There are those who don’t understand what the big deal is. They think that the freedom we have in Christ is important, don’t get me wrong, but they act as if the freedom of living by the Spirit instead of living by the law is a great blessing of salvation and not an essential of…
Habits… Do they make you free?
We all have habits. Some of those habits smooth out our day. We don’t really have to think about them. Some of our habits we wish we could give up. We call those our bad habits. Some of those habits come from our childhood and we never think about them. When it comes to our…