Are you mad enough to fight a long-overdue war?
The thief (satan) comes only to steal and kill and destroy. John 10:10 What does satan say to us and how does it impact us? ( I know his name it’s supposed to start with a capital s, but ask me if I care.) We all know satan can only speak lies. He is not capable […]
Reviewing how God worked and willed for us to be living today.
God’s awesome power becomes indominable and strog when we become weak
By John Ed Mathison Executive Director John Ed Mathison Leadership Ministries Every day, we have an opportunity to adopt one of three different attitudes. The attitude we adopt will go a long way in determining how much we accomplish during the day. This is true in sporting contests, work environments, church opportunities, and every relationship […]
How do deal successfully with irritations
What’s your sign, man? Horoscopes used to play an important role in my relationships–especially with women.. This was during my prodigal son romp through my recently divorced mid-life wilderness. When I became interested in a woman, the first place I went was Linda Goodman’s book Sun Signs to see if the woman and I would be horoscopicly […]
Guest post By Ken Chester Blogger over at Grace Gripped “As obedient children, let yourselves be pulled into a way of life shaped by God’s life, a life energetic and blazing with holiness. God said, “I am holy; you be holy”. 1 Peter 1:16 The Message It’s your choice. No one is going to force you. You want […]
Can you believe we are recipients of God’s love? Aren’t you glad He predestines us to be His children and heirs to His kingdom?
Do you know the real you? What is your true identity. Take this true-false test to see how much you really know.
What do we actually know about our true identity?
My life changed completely on August 08, 2000. On that day, in a bible study of the book called, The Rest of the Gospel, I began learning my true identity in Christ. Since that day I have become an advocate for a broader perspective of Christ followers called the Exchanged Life. Simply stated Exchanged life means […]
Lot’s of good people believe that the way you get to heaven is by being good. After all, God is a good God and heaven is a good place and going to heaven will be a good thing–if we’re good. The problem is: that’s not true. Good people don’t go to heaven. Bad people do. […]
Lots of folks who want to improve their lives (e.g. to be accepted by God, to get closer to God, to be loved more by God, to gain God’s favor and blessing) try real hard to be a good Christian. The operative word here is “try”. But “good” Christians don’t exist. The moment we “try” to improve […]
We need to understand man’s nature to understand our true identity. Man has three parts–body, soul and spirit.
We have our way of doing things. And Jesus has His way of doing things. Our ways are always worldly and self-centered. Jesus’ ways are always eternal and God-centered. Take the feeding of the 5,000 for example in John 6. When the crowds gathered, his disciples didn’t have a way. They thought the people should […]
Savior of the world. Lamb of God. Prince of Peace. The Word. The way, the truth and the life. That’s who the Bible says He is. That’s what we call Jesus. He’s all those things. What still gives some folks trouble is when Jesus calls himself God! When Phillip asked Jesus to show them the […]
how many people’s identities have been stolen by the original identity thief – Satan. Now, that’s not funny. It’s actually devastating.
I was a performance-driven Christian. My goal in life was to know God better so I could please Him and in return earn God’s love.
Stress touches us all. God’s word provides the best stress relief possible.
When I used to go shopping before chip readers, and use my debit card, cashiers asked me, “Can I see your driver’s license?” They wanted to know who I was. They wanted to see if my driver’s license photo matched who I look like. Mine doesn’t. I’ve got 20 more pounds than my Driver’s license photo […]
I knew the Goliath roller coaster at Six Flags was fast and thrilling. I’d seen pictures and talked with friends who rode it. Then I rode it. It was everything my friends said it was. It screamed up and down and around those rails faster than I drive my car. I had to admit the […]
Will you just show up today and allow Jesus to provide for you?
How will we react when we see God for the first time?
Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin. But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ […]
Books about God’s grace and what it means and what it will do abound. Sometimes I like to boil complex topics down into chunks my simple mind can digest. God’s free gift of grace, to me, is . . . Outright Undeserved Totally sufficient Exclusively God’s Eternal Universal–available to all Indiscriminate Spiritually given Spiritually […]
I use to live in a works-oriented salvation.
God picks winners. God picked you. You’re a winner. God doesn’t make mistakes.
The post, The Church can not be separated from the State sparked a few interesting reader comments. Seems I “mis-wrote” (See footnote 1 below) my thoughts. So here’s a stab at clarification. Several comments seemed to suggest I didn’t adequately explain what I believe THE Church is. If you look up “church” in your Merriam Webster you’ll find a […]
In 1945 two brothers-in-law opened the first Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop in Pasadena, California. They sold 31 flavors, one for each day of the month. Since then the iconic dessert giant boast 7,500 stores worldwide and have created more than 1,000 unique flavors of ice cream. Christianity seems to have adopted the Baskin-Robbins business model. […]
Black Friday — It’s the biggest shopping day of the year. Thanksgiving weekend is the biggest shopping weekend of the year. Some retail analysts claim this weekend will represent between 15 and 30% of the year’s total revenues. The National Retail Federation claims that 226 million shoppers will spend an estimated $52.5 billion dollars this weekend, an average of $298.62 per shopper. But it is not real Black Friday.
Exactly what are we entitled to receive from God?
Do we know who we really are? What would we tell people who asked who we really are?
Can we escape the stench of sin by simply admitting we’re human?
Can you be religious and have a relationship with Jesus?
The world is not all bad, and this blog I found proves it.
Christ called us to eternal glory and sealed us for the day of redemption.
We don’t have to do anything ti earn God’s approval or acceptance.
We are who God says we are, not who we think we are or claim to be. We are who God made.
What God says every believer’s identity is in Christ.
Understanding the blood of Jesus makes us whole and gives us life.
EDITOR”S NOTE–This week we are fortunate to have Deborah Ann Belka as a guest author. I encountered Deborah when I linked to her post last week on Bloggingmeetup. Each day this week we will publish one of Debra’s poems about our true identity in Christ. Debra Ann has captured in beautiful verse the essence of […]
Do we know our true, God-given identity in Christ?
I’m not getting personal here. I’m not talking about your posterior. I’m talking about your perspective of your posterior–your real but. In his book, The Rest of the Gospel, author Dan Stone writes a chapter called, “The Holy But”¹. Stone writes that the Holy But originated in the Garden of Gasthemene, “Going a little farther, […]
nstead of calling me a Christian, please call me a disciple or an authentic follower of Christ. That’s my true identity in Christ
Let’s show more kindness to all those around us.
Is the church today wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked?
By Ken Chester Blogger Guru over at Grace Gripped Ken Chester is one of my favorite writers and bloggers. He understands his true identity in Christ and writes about the grace that has so lovingly and totally embraced his life. I know you’re going to love “Grace Linguistics” and you’ll be blessed if you visit […]
My mom never breaks the law. She doesn’t keep it either. She can’t.
There’s no future for good people in heaven. They won’t be going.