Even the first disciples of Jesus had a process of growth that they had to go through, the same as we do. You don't know everything yet, and that's okay.
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?
The Gospel (the ‘Good News’) does not start in your Bible with Matthew 1:1; It starts at Genesis 1:1. I will not go into my extensive views of creation right now, but I will say that I believe that more time transpired between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2 than what I was taught in Sunday … Continue reading The Gospel, Page One
I often hear people say (and have said myself), “God sent His Son to die for you.” While I believe this is true, I also believe that this can lead to a twisted theology if not put in the correct context. It wasn’t a death sentence. Jesus wasn’t unwilling to go.See, after 30 years (give … Continue reading Sent To Die
Jesus didn’t come to save us from the wrath of God; He came to save us from ourselves.
Knowing that God loves you and has faith in you regardless of how you feel about Him sure is good news.
Originally, the Gospel was not a message of saying a prayer so that you could go to Heaven instead of Hell. No, the original Gospel (Good News) message was one of hope, love, joy, peace, harmony, community, and abundant life - it was demonstrated and not just talked about. It was not about what you … Continue reading
The Gospel is not just, ‘Say this prayer, go to Heaven when you die.’ The real Gospel is, ‘Accept Christ into your heart and allow the same Spirit that enabled/empowered Him to live as He did, to do the same for you.’
Every life is precious. Every life is full of potential. Every life has infinite value and purpose. Far too often, I fear, the statements above are missing from the “Gospel” message many people hear… However, it is essential to the real message of the Good News. (Otherwise it just doesn’t make sense.)
These may not be worded the same way you would word them, but, in my opinion, this is the natural progression of how the Gospel truly works in/through us: * Seeker (looking for God) hears the Gospel * Believer (accepts Christ) sees others through God’s eyes * Christian (loves others unconditionally) feels the Kingdom at … Continue reading Progression