I was reading John 14 today, as I've done countless times before. However, after having just reading a bunch of vile "Christian" declarations on the Internet, I had tears in my eyes. See, I don't read the Bible to reinforce what I've been told it says. I don't read it to find loopholes in what … Continue reading Christian Life Goals #1
I was recently challenged by a reader about Jesus not speaking much about love in the Gospels. I thought that was preposterous (and I still do). But Jesus not only spoke of love, He was love in motion. He didn't take a day off; He was loving 24/7. Even in His rebukes to the Pharisees, … Continue reading Jesus v Love?
In John 4 Jesus tells the Samaritan woman at the well that he has the Water of Life, and if she drinks of it she will never thirst again. (I always found it odd that it took her so long to get that this was a metaphor since He just asked her for a drink … Continue reading Flesh, Blood… and Confusion: The Great Metaphor of John 6
I can be a total idiot sometimes. You know how there’s that one thing that you keep telling yourself: “That was the last time! I will never do that again.” You work hard at it and avoid known triggers for it, but occasionally, like me this morning, you find yourself lamenting over having done it … Continue reading Kiss It, Make It Feel Better
I don’t know why, but it always hits me pretty hard during praise and worship when we sing this song that says God lavishes us with His love. So, today, I finally decided to delve into the word lavish a bit. Dictionary.com defines lavish (verb) as:to expend or give in great amounts or without limit … Continue reading Lavish…
1 Timothy 1:8-9“We know that the law is good when used correctly. For the law was not intended for people who do what is right. It is for people who are lawless and rebellious, who are ungodly and sinful…” 1 Timothy 1:15-16“This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it: ‘Christ Jesus came into … Continue reading Follow The Rules, Go To Heaven
There comes a time in every Christian’s life where they need to decide whether they are going to continue viewing God as a hard task master, or as a loving Father, in spite of what the church has taught them. God is waiting for you to choose. New Covenant Grace