I was talking with a co-worker recently, and he made it quite clear to me that "consequences" are what was missing from the sermons these days. He grew up going to a traditional (Methodist, I believe) church and, apparently, every sermon was full of "Don't do [sin of the week] or you're going to Hell!" That … Continue reading Consequences… Are They Missing?
Paul defines the Kingdom of Heaven as “righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.” Romans 14:17 Whenever you see “Kingdom of Heaven” in scripture, replace it with the above definition… not the word Heaven. For far too long we have been told if you do *this* you cannot go to Heaven, but that … Continue reading Someone Needs To Hear This Today
Jesus is the Tree of Life, the True Vine. We are branches on that vine - as long as we are connected to Him, we bear Fruit. That fruit is not for ourselves, it’s for others. The Tree of Life is in the Garden, God’s garden. The Garden is inside the walls of Heaven… The … Continue reading
The Kingdom of God is not *just* Heaven, it is wherever those who occupy the territory have submitted themselves to God’s Kingship. Unlike kings who expand their territory by war, God’s Kingdom is expanded through love, righteousness, peace and joy.
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