May You Grow

may you grow

Coming to Christ on a daily basis in prayer, worship, and meditation on His teachings is essential for a believer’s spiritual growth.

Christ is the the absolute Lover of our souls, and He died on the cross, was buried, and rose again from the dead to provide the only way for anyone to be in fellowship with Him and receive eternal life.

He came to tabernacle with us as a human being, yet He remained fully God; through faith in His life, we receive His life.

Seeking Him is tantamount to His living through us: “I am crucified with Christ nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ lives in me, and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me” – Galatians 2:20.

Living the crucified life is the Christian life. Christ lives through those who are in fellowship with Him by faith in His Gospel.

Is Christ living through you, dear one. Do you know His great love for you, and His desire to infuse your soul with His life, Himself, so you can live for His glory out of love and obedience to Him?

Love and obedience are two manifestations of Christ living inside the heart of the one who believes in Him.

May you live in faith that you are crucified with Christ and that He lives in you by faith in His Gospel.

God bless you. May you grow, dear saint. My you grow.

 

Share Christ

share the GospelI knew I was a sinner and needed Christ at a very young age.

When I repented of my sins and believed in His death, burial, and resurrection from the dead, I was born again, received the Holy Spirit, and was given eternal life.

Christ changed my life by coming to live inside of me, giving me power over my many sins, and making me aware of His presence, Lordship, and friendship.

All this I obtained by faith in His truth because He is gracious and merciful.

You can know God through Christ.

If you are a believer, please feel free to steal this photo and use it to encourage all believers to share Christ.

God bless you.

Love Jesus = Keep His Commands

love me keep my commands

What is a Christian? A Christian is someone who loves Jesus Christ and keeps His commandments. Love is the golden manifestation of a person who has been transformed by the Holy Spirit through faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ: His death on the cross for our sins, His burial, His resurrection, and the 500 witness who saw Him resurrected!

Jesus loves to change people’s lives, so they will love Him and love others with His love.

Christ’s love is radically new; no One had ever loved the way He loved and that is why He teaches His disciples, “A new commandment I give unto that ye love one another. As I have loved you, that ye also love one another” – John 13:34.

Jesus said, “If you love me keep my commandments” – John 14:16.

May we learn to love as Christ loves us. By doing so, we will be obedient and by God’s grace draw others to Him.

Believe in Jesus.

rivers of living water

If you want to be set free from your bondage to sin and your emotional distress, then you must repent of your sins and believe in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ who is the Son of God – God in the flesh. This is the only way your life will ever change. His grace and love provide you with the way out of the life of depression and suicide, drunkenness and drugs, promiscuity and perversion, lies and more lies, etc., etc. I am a former slave of sin, but I am now a slave of His righteousness because of Jesus Christ’s radical power to transform anyone from within! Jesus Christ is the only One who possesses the Living Water – the Holy Spirit – to fill you with His love, peace, and boldness to live for Him and share Him with others. “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his inmost being shall flow rivers of living water” – John 7:38.

California and the Gospel of Christ

“For we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God” – Romans 3:23. “The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord” – Romans 6:23. Senators of California are seeking to pass laws that outlaw the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The world – all sinners – are called to “convert” to Christ through faith in the Gospel of Christ. These politicians are seeking to legislate to whom the Gospel of Jesus Christ can be shared. If they get their way, it will be illegal to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with any who label themselves LGBTQ. I invite you to publicly and peaceful participate in making your prayers heard before the One True God of heaven, to continue to peacefully and lovingly share the Gospel with all sinners, to support those who are set for the defense of the Gospel of Christ in Sacramento, and pray for your leaders.

Senators Say Stopping Biblical LGBT Counseling a Matter of Public Safety

 

Come to Christ, Now!

come to christ now

Come to Christ, now! I pray that you do. He alone is God in the flesh, and He alone has the power to save your soul, to deliver you from the power of darkness, and to transform your heart to fulfill His good pleasure because He loves you.

You can die in your sins, or you can receive forgiveness of your sins by believing in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

This Gospel of Christ is the result of God’s love and mercy for us.

You must repent of your sins and believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ to be saved from eternal damnation in hell.

Please become a follower of Jesus Christ, right now. Don’t wait. Don’t put it off. Serve Christ, now.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is explained in the Bible:

15:1 Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, 

2 by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.

3 For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 

4 and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, 

5 and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve. 

6 After that He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain to the present, but some have fallen asleep. 

 The New King James Version. (1982). (1 Co 15:1–6). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

Here’s what you need to do, immediately:

Believe that Jesus Christ, God’s Son, died on the cross for your sins according to the Scriptures, believe that He was buried, believe that He rose again from the dead the third day according to the Scriptures, and believe that He was seen by over five hundred people at one time.  Jesus Christ is alive!

Believe the truth of the Gospel of Christ.  When you do, you will be saved from the wrath of God that is coming upon sinful humanity and the eternal judgment that is to follow, and you will receive the grace of God to be forgiven of all your sins, you will be filled with His Holy Spirit, and you will be granted the gift of eternal life.

God bless you.

 

Here’s Hope!

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8_28Here’s Hope: Jesus Christ is risen from the dead. When life happens, never forget the truth: that God causes all things to work together for good to those of us who love God and have been called by Him according to His purpose. He has conquered death, and He lives forevermore. There is no pain in a believer’s life that He cannot transform into a blessing, there is no fear that cannot be used by God to make us fearless, and there is no foe that we cannot learn to forgive. My hope is in Jesus Christ; it is because He lives that I now live. It is because of His grace that I have new life and strength in my soul. He alone possess the power to work all things together for good in the life of those who follow Him, and by His grace, I am going to love this God and trust Him. I am not perfect, but I serve a perfect God. God bless.

God’s Love Builds Up Others

Knowledge puffs up but love edifies.

Knowledge of God’s Word is to make us “wise unto salvation.” As we grow in our maturity in Christ, the Lord Jesus and His Gospel should become even more precious to us. Our love for Christ Jesus and others should become more and more fervent; true spiritual growth is not measured by how much of the Bible we know but by how much of the Bible we wisely practice. A mature, knowledgeable believer will abound in the love of God toward others. Kindness, forbearance, forgiveness, and truth and grace will flourish in his or her character because the Holy Spirit has made Christlikeness their passion. God’s love (as He has defined love – 1 Corinthians 13) will permeate within them filling their hearts, emotions, and thoughts with His love and overflowing through their speech, behavior, and attitudes toward others. “Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies” – 1 Corinthians 1:8. God’s love builds up others:)

 

The Fruit of our Mouths

Image may contain: textThe words we speak will have an impact upon others and ourselves – “the fruit of our mouths” is entirely important to Christ. God wants us to learn to speak His words of truth in love – good words are godly words shaped by the Scriptures and express faith-filled optimism in the power of God and His truth no matter what is going on in our lives or nation. Believers are encouraged to “let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom” – Colossians 3:16. The world is lost, political erosion smears our nation, social blindness spreads with one click, and Satan laughs. Yet, God’s people are armed with God’s truth and anointed with His Holy Spirit – let us have faith in Him who is ever faithful. Speak His truth in love; in doing so, you will bless others, and God will return that blessing to you. The only answer to the dilemma of ungodliness is the “Good News” of Jesus Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection. It is He who rules the nations, it is He who has determined the future, and it is He whom we must seek and represent in this present darkness. Speak the truth in love, and may we never forget the grace of God when we were once blind too. God bless.