John 21:7 HCSB Therefore the disciple, the one Jesus loved, said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he tied his outer garment around him (for he was stripped) and plunged into the sea.
This is not the first time Peter had abandoned his fishing boat. He abandoned his boat once before when Jesus asked him to follow Him.
Matthew 4:18 He saw two brothers, Simon, who was called Peter, and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the sea, since they were fishermen. 19 “Follow Me,” He told them, “and I will make you fish for people!”20 Immediately they left their nets and followed Him.
Jesus walks up to Peter as he and his brother, Andrew, were “casting a net into the sea and said; “follow me.” Their response; they immediately left all and followed Jesus.
Peter was willing and ready to leave his life and follow Jesus. But what Jesus had in mind and what Peter had in mind were often at odds…. more
From the far reaches of history past, humans have looked into the heavens and wondered. How did this come to be? What accident or intelligence laid out the intricate designs? We searched for clues by looking at our own reflections. What is this thing I call “me”? Is there a purpose to my existence? How is it that I think and have consciousness? How am I able to consider these questions?
For most of history, most of humanity has concluded that some kind of Intelligence stands back of it all. Also, most people believe in human significance — that our lives have meaning and purpose. But they can’t always say why.
Through the centuries, God gave evidence of His existence. He performed supernatural wonders — like parting the Red Sea. A couple of million people saw it, but it happened a long time ago, so not everyone’s convinced…. more
As Disney adapted the beloved children’s book “A Wrinkle in Time” (1962) into a major motion picture — with no less than Oprah Winfrey on the star-studded cast list — the studio cut out a great deal along the way. Bible quotes, a reference to Jesus, and even Christian historical figures all got the boot. Could the excising of God help explain why the movie is projected to struggle at the box office?
In the transition from book to movie, many aspects get left on the cutting-room floor. Even so, these omissions proved particularly egregious, partially because they involved rewriting history.
The battle between good and evil (light and darkness) forms a central theme in “A Wrinkle in Time,” and both book and film mention many historical figures who fought the darkness on behalf of the light. Disney seemed zealous to excise any hint of Christianity from the film, going so far as to cut even historic artists mentioned by Madeleine L’Engle, the book’s author…. more
You cannot seperate Christ from the word Christianity!
Christian (Christianos) – Strongs 5546 – means a follower of Christ
Christian, What Does This Mean — We will begin with what the word Christian means. It is important to understand the meaning behind this word, because there are many who profess to be a Christian but have no understanding of what they are saying. What does that mean? It means you give up your rights, thoughts, and will to follow Jesus… more
God is showing what Disney and Oprah represent. Now what are you going to believe?
The loud daily din of the news media opining away about the evils of anyone who doesn’t agree with their form of liberalism takes a toll. The constant stream of fake news leaves people with confusion over what to believe. The visceral emanating from the mouths of elected representatives of the people characterizing those who disagree with them in foul terms, wounds the nation. Celebrities have gone wild in portraying as outcasts those who disagree with their humanist ideals. We are living in a time where civility has become rare. In the midst of this, be encouraged. We as Christians have a mission and a purpose. Take heart. We are to overcome evil with good and not grow weary in doing it.
Every phone call you make. Every letter you write. Every email you send. Every word you speak. Be encouraged. The Lord said in Isaiah 55:10-12, “For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and returns not thither, but waters the earth, and makes it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.”
Neither be offended. The Lord says in Ezekiel 3:17-19, ”When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and you give him not warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.” No matter how long, no matter how difficult things become, do what the Lord tells you to do. As you do these things unto the Lord, you have made a transfer, so to speak, from yourself to others. It is now on them to act responsibly with the information. You have done your part.
God sent his only begotten Son to die on the cross for our sins that we might have life everlasting. It’s up to us to share the many facets of living out our salvation. 2 Corinthians 4:7-10 exhorts: “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.” Keep going. Keep doing. You never know when your action may be that last full measure needed to advance God’s plan. Never give up. [by Daily Jot, Bill Wilson]
Oh yes, brothers and sisters in Christ – we are so close to the end!
But when this demonic cult asks “Father, is it Time Yet?” they are speaking to their father, the devil.
Jesusanity is the New Age movement on Steroids!
Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”…. more
by LHWM — Upon visiting there website they do not use the Holy written Word of God. There wording comes from a book called Urantia Book. This is not from the Holy Living Lord God. God is living and powerful, the Holy Spirit indwells in those who belong to Jesus.
Hebrews 4:12 KJV For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
There is only one Bible that is from the Lord and all the others (if you have noticed) are bits and pieces from the bible and everything else was written by man. These other books are dead. Jesus is alive!
Joshua 24:15 KJV And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
You Can Trust the Bible: At that time, of course, since that was a message given other than at our church, some suggested that I might share the things I shared there with you here. It is a message really that pulls together bits and pieces of much of the things that I have taught through the years. Its intent is to demonstrate the validity of Scripture and the message of Scripture, which is the message of the Lord, Jesus Christ.
We live in a world for the most part that has no absolute standard for life and for behavior. We are under a fluctuating morality. Morality shifts with the whim of the people. The basic standard for behavior is whatever feels right. And that philosophy, which is pervasive in our society, do whatever feels right, whatever’s right for you, whatever you really want to do, runs contrary to everything we know about in our world. A relative philosophy of life is contrary to the absolute world in which we live…. listen to sermon and/or get the book.
“The View” host Joy Behar said on Tuesday that it’s essentially “mental illness” to believe that “Jesus talks to you,” with co-host Sunny Hostin saying that she’s not so sure she wants her “vice president speaking in tongues and having Jesus speak to him.”
These comments came during a conversation about Omarosa Manigault Newman, the former “Apprentice” star who briefly became a White House staffer before reportedly being terminated.
Newman made waves this week when she uttered some shocking comments about Vice President Mike Pence’s Christian faith…. more
After I was saved in 1983, I called a Messianic Congregation in my area and spoke to a lovely lady – a fellow Jewish Christian. She was so excited over my coming to know Yeshua as my Savior! We must have talked for well over an hour, but the thing I remember so vividly was when she brought up Isaiah 53. She asked if I had ever read that portion of Scripture. I had not – but promised that I would after we hung up.
To say that I was shocked would be a gross understatement. I remember reading the words over and over. I wondered why I had never heard this in my synagogue.
It was a clear picture of our Redeemer – Yeshua – and why He went to that Cross to suffer and die. I’m sure that most of the readers of this article have read Isaiah 53 numerous times. But for those who have not – I am placing it here… more