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What God Wants Us To Remember and To Forget

January 3rd, 2018|

As we come into the new year we make resolutions and look forward to a better year. We consider the past and whether it has been a good year or if we’ve faced difficulties, we still look forward to a better year ahead. However, rather than look to the past to shape our hope for the future, God has a different recipe. In this video, learn what God wants us to forget and what to remember as we begin 2018.

God in the Valley: His Hand, His Voice, His Glory

November 8th, 2016|

God called Ezekiel to go and be a prophet to the people of Israel exiled in Babylon. They had rebelled against God, were immoral and were following false Gods. God was sending Ezekiel to be his messenger and warn them to turn back to God or they would die in their sins (Ezekiel 3:18).

This was a scary proposition for Ezekiel because he knew all too well what happened to the prophets that came before him. They were not popular among the rebellious people and many were killed. The “kill the Continue reading

Ash Wednesday 2016: History, Dates, Traditions Of Lent’s First Day Of Fasting

February 8th, 2016|

The Christian holy day marks the beginning of Lent.
 

Do you wonder what Ash Wednesday and Lent are about? Why do so many Christians observe this day of fasting and time period known as Lent leading up to and in preparation for Easter? Here is a brief article about it you can read from the link below.

Source: Ash Wednesday 2016: History, Dates, Traditions Of Lent’s First Day Of Fasting

What to Give Up for Lent 2016? Consider Twitter’s Top Ideas

February 7th, 2016|

Charting how Lenten abstinence has changed over time.
Here is a link to an interesting article about Lent and lists of ideas floating around Twitter on what people are giving up as the season of fasting approaches with Ash Wednesday on February 10.

Source: What to Give Up for Lent 2016? Consider Twitter’s Top Ideas

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More Than One Million March on Rome to Protest Gay Unions

January 31st, 2016|

 

Crowds streamed into Rome Saturday in support of the traditional family, in opposition to a bill to give legal recognition to same-sex unions and adoptions.
Source: More Than One Million March on Rome to Protest Gay Unions on Breitbart.com

Finding Jesus in the Old Testament – Part 2

November 13th, 2015|

When God walked in the Garden of Eden, was that Jesus? Did Jesus carve the Ten Commandments into stone on the mountain?Jesus is called the Word of God in John 1:1 and 1:14. Verse 1 says, “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.” Verse 14 says, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”

The First verse of the Bible Continue reading

Discipleship: Walking the Walk (On Water)

October 29th, 2015|

There is a bumper sticker I’ve seen a few times that says, “Tithe if you love Jesus, any fool can honk.” Someone who loves another will have a sincere desire to spend time with them, do good things for them and be of service to them. The disciples loved Jesus. Well, at least 11 of them did. What did Jesus say about being his disciple?In John chapter 15, Jesus explains the relationship between God the Father, himself and his disciples and followers and the importance and benefits of obeying his Continue reading

Valley of Blessing

August 22nd, 2015|

If you are facing a difficult struggle in your life and really need God’s blessing in that area, here is a word of encouragement I received from reading 2 Chronicles chapter 20. Jehoshaphat, King of Judah, got word that 3 different large armies had declared war on them and were marching towards Jerusalem. They were gravely distraught. So, Jehoshaphat and the people of Jerusalem prayed and cried out to God to save them. Then God spoke through one man who prophesied that the battle belongs to the Lord and to Continue reading

3 Ways to Become Righteous

August 18th, 2015|

Prayer is a very important part of our faith and walk with God. Who among us has never been in need of powerful and effective prayer? James 5:16 tells us that the prayer of the righteous is both powerful and effective. That is a strong promise! So, how does one become righteous?  Faith and works!  James 2:14-26 explains that faith without works is dead.  Let’s explore the 3 ways to become righteous and their relationship to eternal salvation.              

     1. Faith in Jesus.

A man meets Saint Peter at the Pearly Continue reading

How to Defeat the Devil

August 12th, 2015|

There is a great scene in the movie “The Untouchables”in which Elliot Ness (Kevin Costner)recruits Jim Malone,(Sean Connery),a steet wise police officer, to partner up and help him bring down the notorious organized crime boss, Al Capone. I’ve included this video clip in this article below to illustrate some parallels with the spiritual battle between good and evil. More on that later…Many great songs and words of inspiration have come out of Ephesians 6:11 which says, “Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand Continue reading

4 lessons from the little boy in John 6:9

August 7th, 2015|

Most of us can remember the stories of the biblical giants of faith that we can gain such insight and inspiration from.  There is Noah, Moses, King David, Isaiah, the Disciples and Apostle Paul, etc.  Most everyone also knows the great miracles of Jesus told in the Bible, like the feeding of 5000.  This one is so important, it is told in each of the four Gospels.John 6:9 contains the only mention out of the four Gospels in which we learn where the food that Jesus multiplied came from.  In Continue reading

Mother’s Day Message – The Only Necessary Thing

May 10th, 2015|

Today we celebrate the moms.  It’s Mother’s Day.  Though you may receive gifts, cards and admiration for all that you do, remember there is no better gift than that of salvation through Christ.  You are super busy but never too busy to stop and listen to your children, right?  Jesus is never too busy to listen to us but He also has a lot to say and we would be wise to listen.  In all of the craziness of a regular week you have filled with your responsibilities like work, Continue reading

Kingdom Life Fire: The Daily Fire

March 8th, 2015|

KingdomLifeFire.comWhy “Fire” in KingdomLifeFire.com? Learn what it means… is the website blog and media center for Kingdom Life Church coming soon to Orlando, Florida.  As God provides us his “Daily Bread”, let us offer back our “Daily Fire.”

Keeping the Fire Burning Inside

This “Daily Fire” is what is being symbolized in this website name.  God commanded the priests of the temple in Leviticus 6:11-13 (repeated 3 times) to never let the fire go out on the altar and to keep it fresh with new wood every morning. Under the New Covenant with Continue reading

Importance of the Bible When Tragedy Strikes

March 5th, 2015|

Misao Okawa, the oldest living person turns 117 years old. How she, tragedy and the Bible relate…I read a story today about Misao Okawa in Japan who is the oldest living person in the world, just 117 years young today on March 5, 2015.  Naturally, she was asked about her secret to such a long life and her reply, interestingly enough, is that it has “seemed rather short.” She was born in 1898.  Her husband died in 1931, leaving her with 3 young children to raise!  The story didn’t Continue reading

Sowing in Tears

February 22nd, 2015|

An inspirational word with a twist at the end, but try not to read ahead. Psalm 126: 4-6 says:
Restore our fortunes, LORD, as streams renew the desert.Those who sow in tears will harvest with shouts of joy.
They weep as they go to sow their seed, but they sing as they return with the harvest.

Notice that the psalmist here is stating 3 sentiments of truth:

He knows God hears our prayers and is a restorer and redeemer of people.
He is recognizing that the sowing season is difficult, nobody is having fun doing it Continue reading

4 Steps To Blessings From God

February 7th, 2015|

The 4 steps to receiving blessings from God in your life. Observations and personal experience have led me to conclude that it boils down to 4 basic steps to receiving an abundance of blessings in your life.  They are as follows:

    1.  Declare your faith

Words have the power to influence for better or for worse, not only other people, but the person speaking them.  The right words spoken can improve your situation, peace of mind and your overall outlook on life.  This is especially true when the words spoken Continue reading