The basis for Forgiveness – JUSTICE!!!

Have you found that you continue to repeat the same sin even after “confessing” it to God? Why is that? Maybe because of your view of the basis of God’s forgiveness. You see, the popular thought is that God’s forgiveness is based on His mercy. Thinking that way will allow you to continue in your … Continue reading The basis for Forgiveness – JUSTICE!!!

Recapturing a healthy Fear of God

In a recent message on the three attitudes that set the early church apart, I talked about  recapturing a biblical "fear" of God. I normally don't share long quotes in a message. However, this one is so powerful, I used it. It is from an article in Light Magazine by John Franklin. I came across this … Continue reading Recapturing a healthy Fear of God

Casting Lots?

What is “casting lots” and should we practice it today to discern God’s will? In Acts 1, Judas’ replacement was determined by certain criteria. Only two men qualified. So they cast lots to determine who should take Judas’ place. Remember that Acts is a transitional book. In chapter 1, the Holy Spirit has not yet … Continue reading Casting Lots?

The Kingdom of God

Have you ever wondered about the topic of conversation between Jesus and the disciples during the 40 days before His ascension? He discussed “things concerning the Kingdom of God.” The first petition in the Model Prayer is, “Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven…” The Kingdom of God refers … Continue reading The Kingdom of God