god’s love

God is Bigger than our Biggest Failures

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God is bigger than our biggest failures. Because, “where sin abounded, grace abounded much more, so that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through JESUS CHRIST our Lord.” (Romans 5:20–21) What awesome news!

In a surrendered life to Christ, we become more… MUCH more, much bigger and higher than who we once were. We soar above our painful past as we ride on the wings of His hope. This is the HOPE for ALL of an abundant life relationship with the living Jesus, today!

Jesus says with such confidence and Kingdom audacity that wicked sinners – those the world looks down upon – who recognize their need and who come to Him will enter the Kingdom of God before those who think they are not in need of God.

The Weak find Strength In Jesus

Jesus is looking for those who’ve run out of options; those at the end of their rope; all who are weary and without hope and strength in any other means of help.

Are we at this place today? We could’ve had a salvation experience years ago, but are we walking in a palpable  state of God’s freeing grace, forgiveness, and power today?Read More »God is Bigger than our Biggest Failures

Flee the Wrath to Come!

Why is it that we hear very little warnings about fleeing the wrath the come? After all, the gospels start with such an exhortation and strong warning.

John Bunyan’s wonderful allegory, Pilgrim’s Progress, starts out with Evangelist warning Christian to “flee the wrath to come.”

Who’s wrath? Why so wrathful? These questions are worth answering.Read More »Flee the Wrath to Come!

Blissfully Blind

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Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when He had found him, He said to him, “Do you believe in the Son of God?” He answered and said, “Who is He, Lord, that I may believe in Him?” And Jesus said to him, “You have both seen Him and it is He who is talking with you.” Then he said, “Lord, I believe!” And he worshiped Him. And Jesus said, “For judgment I have come into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may be made blind.” Then some of the Pharisees who were with Him heard these words, and said to Him, “Are we blind also?” Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you say, ‘We see.’ Therefore your sin remains.” (John 9:35-41)

Belief in Jesus as Son of Almighty Father God requires, no demands one’s admission of their own spiritual blindness. Why is it that the Pharisees (and most Jews at that time) couldn’t “handle the Truth” of God in Christ Jesus? They were blinded by the light of their glory; their own ways, and their  wisdom.

Amazingly, spiritual blindness is most always accompanied with the blind claiming to have near perfect eyesight! This is what Jesus was referring to: their unwillingness to recognize Him as the Son of God coupled with their stubborn continuance in denying their spiritual blindness.Read More »Blissfully Blind

Proof of God’s love… Beer?

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Two days ago we moved from “Big House in the Wildwood” to “Little Cabin on the Back Forty.” God heard our cry, answered our prayers, and delivered us. A testimony of God’s grace and… His LOVE.

On that day, as we came across a quaint restaurant overlooking the Missouri river to commemorate this momentous occasion, I was shocked to see the following quote (mis)attributed to Benjamin Franklin:

“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy”

I lost my appetite.Read More »Proof of God’s love… Beer?