Where Sin Is Hatched


No one ever “falls” into adultery. The adulterer’s heart is always shaped and prepared by lustful thoughts before the actual deed occurs. Likewise, the heart of the thief is bent by covetousness. And murder is the product of anger and hatred. All sin is first incubated in the mind.

Jesus taught this truth to His disciples: “The things that proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and those defile the man. For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, slanders. These are the things which defile the man; but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile the man” (Matthew 15:18-20, emphasis added).

Jesus was teaching that the real point of the Mosaic law was the moral truth embodied in the external ceremonial requirements. He downplayed the symbolic aspects of washing and abstaining from what is legally declared unclean. Instead He emphasized the moral requirement of the law…. more

Advertisements

Why Do You Call Yourself a Christian?


2030 agenda

Christian (Christianos)Strongs 5546 – means a follower of Christ

….The word Christian is very simple, but comes with a tall order. When we say we are a Christian the unbeliever immediately begins to judge God. They look for evidence in your faith to see the God you say you serve. But many people who call themselves Christian live a life that does not reflect the teachings of Christ. So why do so many people call themselves a Christian when they do not represent Christ?

That is a good question. My question would be, are you one who goes around professing to be a Christian but your life does not reflect Christ? Why is this so IMPORTANT and Why should you care about this…. more

Why So Many Christians Are Unhappy
God wants His children to be happy, because as a child of God through Christ we are to enjoy life, and our life is to be full. In John 10:10 …… I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows). John 10:10 tells us that we are to enjoy life, however there is another part to this scripture…. more

What causes a Christian to be set apart
The mystery is what causes a Christian to be set apart! Mystery means – hidden, secret Isaiah 52:13 Behold, my servant shall act wisely; he shall be high and lifted up, and shall be exalted. 14 As many were astonished at you – his appearance was so marred, beyond human semblance, and his form beyond that of the children of mankind… more

I know so many people who profess to be a Christian yet their life does not produce fruit (Galatians 5:22-23).

I constantly pray for discernment, wisdom and insight! I ask the Lord to examine my heart and actions and if anything is coming between me to you then Holy Spirit CONVICT me! My life depends on it for I do not want to spend eternity in hell and I want to be with JESUS. 

2 Corinthians 13:5 HCSB Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith. Examine yourselves. Or do you yourselves not recognize that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless you fail the test.

Does God Love Us Unconditionally?


John MacArthur and R. C. Sproul discuss the seriousness of the error of teaching that God’s love is unconditional.

When everyone is talking about the love of God how would you respond? I think there are few things more dangerous than preachers out there preaching that God loves everybody unconditionally because the message that is heard by the people who hear that is, there are no conditions I can continue to live just as I’m living in full rebellion against God and I have nothing to worry about because there aren’t any
conditions that I have to meet. God loves me unconditionally I don’t have to repent I don’t have to come to Jesus I don’t have to…

The Glory of Heaven


What Heaven Is

INTRODUCTION

We live in a time when credit cards allow us to own what we can’t afford, go where we wouldn’t be able to go, and do what would otherwise be impossible for us. Then we begin paying–hopefully. Sometimes people allow their indebtedness to steadily increase until they can’t meet all their obligations, and serious problems result. The credit problem is symptomatic of an attitude that says, “I want what I want when I want it!” The mindset of our age is against postponing anything. We prefer instant gratification, gladly sacrificing the future on the altar of the immediate.

Unfortunately the church has fallen prey to such materialistic indulgence. Rather than setting their affections on things above (Col. 3:1), many Christians are attached to the earth. Rather than laying up their treasure in heaven, they have dedicated themselves to accumulating treasure here. Certain television and radio ministries, preaching a prosperity gospel, promise people that Jesus wants them healthy, wealthy, and successful. Such teaching is extremely popular because it caters to people’s desire to have everything in this life. Because the church doesn’t have heaven on its mind, it tends to be indulgent, self- centered, and weak. Its present comfort consumes its thoughts, and it entertains only passing thoughts of heaven…. more

The Glory of Heaven Buy his book about The Glory Of Heaven A quick look at a list of bestselling books and you’ll see that heaven is a hot topic. After all, who doesn’t wonder and long to know more about the place you’ll forever live in the presence of God, untouched by sorrow, pain, and fear. What will it be like? What will you do in heaven? How will you recognize and relate to loved ones there?

The problem is, runaway books about heaven are selling—and misleading people—by the millions. They are filled with fabricated, fictional accounts that claim to tell the truth about heaven. John MacArthur critiques those claims—and offers an in-depth, biblical explanation of God’s eternal city—in a fully revised, new edition of The Glory of Heaven. You’ll discover what the Bible really teaches about your glorious future home.

Here’s a brief excerpt from the introduction concerning the current interest in heaven:

One thing is clear: it does not signal any significant upsurge of interest in the biblical perspective on eternity. On the contrary, the data actually seem to indicate that lots of people are simply making up whatever concept of heaven pleases them.

We would of course expect New Age practitioners, cranks, and cultists to abandon the Bible in favor of their own dreams and fantasies. But this tendency to invent one’s own personal concept of heaven seems to be an even bigger problem in the evangelical community than it is in the world at large…. more

What did Jesus mean when He said, “It is finished”?


What did Jesus mean when He said, “It is finished”? How did Jesus’ death on the cross finish the provision of salvation?

Irreducible Elements of the Gospel


The question has been asked what are the irreducible elements of the biblical? What a great question! How absolutely essential is that, because if you don’t have the true gospel you don’t have the saving message. You can’t have a false gospel and expect people to be converted by it because that’s not going to happen. If the church has to get anything right they have to get the gospel right.

So what are the essentials?

Do You Think About Your Eternity?


Do you think about your eternity?

John 17:3 HCSB This is eternal life: that they may know You, the only true God, and the One You have sent—Jesus Christ.

Psalm 16:11 HCSB You reveal the path of life to me; in Your presence is abundant joy; in Your right hand are eternal pleasures.

Matthew 25:46 HCSB “And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

What Are Your Children Learning from You?


What are your children learning from your example?

Are they learning the joys and blessings of a life submitted to God’s Word and His will, or do they only hear about your frustrations and disappointments? Do they see you resting in the comfort of God’s sovereignty, or consumed with worry and despair? Are they learning the value of righteousness, faithfulness, and hard work? Or are they learning to be liars, cheats, and hypocrites?

Your children might sit under the faithful preaching of the Word, and you may have faithfully trained them to understand the truth of the gospel. But what are they learning by observing your life day in and day out? What is the testimony of your life teaching them about being godly, faithful men and women… more

Creating Shade for Your Children

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4