How God Judges

“You wicked servant!’ the king roared. ‘Your own words condemn you…” (Luke 19:22a NLT) What comes first to mind when you think of God’s judgment? Is God’s judgment to be feared once you’ve yielded your life to Jesus? What is God’s standard for judgment? In Hebrews 9:27, the writer says: “And just as each personContinue reading “How God Judges”

Do Lost People Care Jesus Died to Rescue Them from Eternal Death?

“And the Son of Man came to save those who are lost.” (Matthew 18:11 NLT) Imagine, as Ray Comfort suggests in his ebook, that you are given the opportunity to go back in time to September 10, 2001. You’re speaking to everyone who will be in the Twin Towers the next day. You knowContinue reading “Do Lost People Care Jesus Died to Rescue Them from Eternal Death?”

What’s So Special About Jesus’ Resurrection?

“The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, He will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.” (Romans 8:11 NLT) Jesus wasn’t the only person in Scripture to come back from the grave, soContinue reading “What’s So Special About Jesus’ Resurrection?”

Understanding the Nature of Sin

“Well then, should we conclude that we Jews are better than others? No, not at all, for we have already shown that all people, whether Jews or Gentiles, are under the power of sin.” (Romans 3:9 NLT) The only appropriate response to the glory of God is worship. Anything less is blasphemy! That’s why RayContinue reading “Understanding the Nature of Sin”

Contract or Commitment?

“Then He said to the crowd, ‘If any of you wants to be My follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow Me.” (Luke 9:23 NLT) It’s interesting to me that during Jesus’ earthly ministry He couldn’t go into villages or towns because there were too many peopleContinue reading “Contract or Commitment?”

Too Busy to Care

“Does it mean nothing to you, all you who pass by?” (Lamentations 1:12) Conservative estimates calculate that there were minimally 750 million people on the earth when God sent the flood. It’s astounding to me that out of all those people God only found one man, according to Genesis 6:9, who “was a righteous man,Continue reading “Too Busy to Care”

Faith Without Good Deeds

“How foolish! Can’t you see that faith without good deeds is useless?” (James 2:20 NLT) Throughout the Bible there are numerous truths that are emphasized in comparison with something else. Things like “faith without good deeds,” “knowledge without love,” “pleasing God without faith,” and many more. In the next few posts, I’d like to highlightContinue reading “Faith Without Good Deeds”