Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Santa Claus and Jesus

It seems to be a trend lately that Santa is visiting churches. Let me be very clear here: Santa does not belong in any church for any reason! Not even in the "Fellowship Hall." I believe that if Jesus was walking on Earth today, He would kick Santa out! Since Jesus is not here to do so personally, we as believers must do so.

Ok Pastors! It is time that you take a stand for righteousness and keep Santa out! We are not to mix the secular with Christianity. It seems that we have forgotten the true meaning of Christmas!

Christmas is about the celebration of the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Santa is a fictional character!  Fun, but not real.

Jesus is really alive and He is in Heaven interceding on our behalf.

And by the way, it is ok to say:

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

This Life Is Short!

As we all know, this life is short! One day someone will cash in your life insurance policy and you will enter eternity. Eternity is the life that begins the day our bodies die. Most of us do not want to think about death, but like taxes, it cannot be avoided!

You say you do not believe in Hell or you do not believe a good God will send anyone to Hell. Hell is real and God does not send anyone there. The only people who will spend eternity in Hell are those who choose Hell by rejecting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Jesus does not want anyone to perish and He is the only way to spend eternity in Heaven.

How does one get saved? Romans 10:9-13

"If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, 13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

I Surrender All

  1. There is an old hymn that says "All to Jesus I surrender; All to Him I freely give; I will ever love and trust Him, In His presence daily live. I surrender all,I surrender all; All to Thee, my blessed Savior, I surrender all."

What this means to me is that I need to surrender all to Jesus in every part of my life! Which means what I watch on TV, what I look at on the internet, the people I hang out with, the music I listen to and the places I go. 

The question I must ask myself is "have I truly surrendered my all to Jesus?" If I have not given all to Him, let me repent and turn away from my sinful behavior. 

  1. Matthew 16:24-27 "Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done."

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Choose Life!

Is it amazing that God created all races of people! Jesus loves us all and life is so precious to Him! Since life is so precious to Jesus, why do people not value life? One thing that really breaks the Lord's heart is abortion. I just cannot understand why anyone can take the life of their own child. Life is so important to God that He knew us before our own mothers. Instead of abortion, choose life!

"Jesus loves the little children
All the children of the world
Red, brown, yellow
Black and white
They are precious in His sight.
Jesus loves the little children
Of the world."

Psalm 139:13-16 "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be."

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Goldilocks thought lukewarm was "just right."

According to the children's story "Goldilocks and The Three Bears, Goldilocks enjoyed her porridge "lukewarm," but as Christians, we need to aim higher.

In fact, we are in danger of being judged by God if we live a "lukewarm" life. Lukewarm to me means just going through life and not being fully on fire for Jesus. That is what I feel like most days, simply "lukewarm." Let us pray for each other and encourage each other to give our all to Jesus. Even when we do not want to and even when we are mad at God!

Revelation 3:16 "So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. "

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Remember those who died.

This is Memorial Day weekend. Let us remember the families who have lost family members as a result of dying in service to our country. I cannot imagine how sad it must be to lose a son or daughter or husband or wife or mom or dad because they were willing to die for our freedom. While it is sad, I am thankful that I am free!

I am also so very thankful that Jesus gave his life so that we can have eternal freedom from sin.

John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."

Happy Memorial Day!

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Life Is Like A Baseball Game!

My son Garrett recently made an analogy comparing life to baseball. He said that the ball is like Satan who is throwing trials and temptations at us. When we just stand there, the ball will just keep hitting us in the head. Garrett went on to say that Jesus is like the bat and the only way that we can hit those balls is by letting Jesus hit them for us. You see, when we do nothing, Satan will continue to hit us in the head with a hard baseball. It is only when we allow Jesus to fight our battles for us that we can have victory over Satan. Garrett added that the only way that we can make it to home plate is by accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Home plate being Heaven. It is my desire that anyone reading this post accept Jesus Christ as your own Lord and Savior, so that you can one day hit that eternal home run! Play ball!

Ephesians 6:10-17 "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows (or baseballs) of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God."