November 25, 2012
During this time of Thanksgiving, what are you grateful for?
Is it your family, your husband, your wife, your job?
For the believer, we are most grateful for our salvation granted to us by a gracious God. For we know that there was nothing in our actions that warranted that salvation, there was only the amazing grace of God.
Listen to this podcast and learn how Paul expressed his gratitude to God, and as you listen you will find the things that you can be truly grateful for.
November 20, 2012
Do you always try to do what is right? Most of us would say yes.
In your daily activities are you always trying to do what is ethical, moral, and just? Again, my expectation is that you would say yes, as Christians we are basically moral people.
Do you have a set of values about what is right or wrong that you try to live your life by? Of course, you do.
When you face a hard decision about your career, or marriage, or divorce, or even where you are going to go on vacation, do you try to do what is right in your own eyes?
Listen to this podcast to learn how Jesus tells you that if you answered yes to any, or one, of these questions, and you are a believer, then you have failed to fully enter into the rest that Jesus Christ offers each believer.
November 13, 2012
Where do you shine the brightest? Where is the place that people notice you the most and say, I wish I could be like that person?
If you are a believer, is it when you are at church on Sunday?
Certainly, Christ expects a church to be a light set upon a hill for all to see, but what about your individual light?
Listen to this podcast to understand how Jesus expects us to be a light for a dark world that is searching for answers.
November 4, 2012
When you commit a crime against a state or local jurisdiction, it is a court from that jurisdiction that is given authority to determine your guilt or innocence of that transgression. This is because the law that you have broken was written by the same state or local jurisdiction. It is their law you have broken, therefore, they hold the right to judge you.
When you commit a sin against a holy and just God, it is God alone that has the authority to determine your guilt or innocence, and then to convict and sentence you for that sin. This is because God has established the absolute truths of what is right and what is sin, therefore, He alone holds the right to judge you.
It is because God is a just God that He cannot simply say your sin does not matter and release you from the consequences of that sin. So God chose to send His only begotten Son to pay the penalty for your sins. He did this so that He can forgive, not just some of the people of their sin, but so that He can forgive all of mankind's sin. The authority to forgive sin is God's and God's alone. No priest, pope, ruler, or potentate can do this.
Listen to this podcast to learn how Jesus Christ claimed the power and authority to forgive your sin on this earth. Learn how if you do not seek the forgiveness that Jesus can provide before you die, you will not receive that forgiveness at all.