Ezekiel 36 26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27 I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and … [Read more…]

Religion vs. Relationship

In the last few months, I have seen people saying “Christianity isn’t a religion, it’s a relationship” and “no rules, just relationship” and things along those lines, as if the two concepts are divorceable, or even already divorced. Christianity isn’t a religion in the sense that it is the rule-following that makes you righteous, like … [Read more…]

Grace leads to love

Psalm 116:1-2 I love the Lord, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy. Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live. Love for the Lord is the best thing we can have, because of what comes from it. It changes the way … [Read more…]

Real Freedom

Independence and Freedom – John 8 It’s about that time of the year for celebrating our nation’s Independence Day.  On July 4, we have cookouts, parades, sing the National Anthem, and have more cookouts to celebrate our nation’s independence from England, and it’s a fine thing to be appreciative of. America worked toward independence over … [Read more…]

We Are Treasures In Jars of Clay

2 Corinthians 4:7-12 But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of … [Read more…]

God steps in

    Acts 27 23For this very night there stood before me an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I worship, 24and he said, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul; you must stand before Caesar. And behold, God has granted you all those who sail with you.’ 25So take heart, men, for I have … [Read more…]

Give, Because He Gives

James 1 16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. 18 Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we … [Read more…]


How is your thanks going? (Full disclosure on the variant spelling: We should have many things to be thanksful for, not just one, so I tend to put an s in thankfulness. It also might be some kind of typing reflex my hands have just made my brain think is right, because they always type … [Read more…]

Local Laborers Needed

The harvest doesn’t have to be two continents away, and it doesn’t have to involve only people you read about in magazines. The harvest is in your hometown, and it’s now. Matthew 9 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then he said to … [Read more…]