Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, spirit, soul, and body. It is a gift offered to all that accept Jesus Christ as Savior, who gave His blood for the ransom of humanity. In broad terms, salvation includes regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification. Regeneration or "Born Again" or "New Birth" is a work by… Continue reading You Must be Born Again!
What do we believe about God? Today's culture would tell you that is a loaded question with many answers. Contrary to what today's society would say, the Bible tells us exactly what we can believe and have confidence in concerning God. God's first commandment in Exodus 20 or Deuteronomy 5 is, "You shall have no… Continue reading There is only one God!
Recently I was doing a Bible Study on Jude with some girlfriends. It was a Jackie Hill Perry study on the book of Jude. It caught my attention right off the bat. Mainly vs. 3 caught my attention, "Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled… Continue reading Contend for the Faith!
God is the same yesterday, today, and forever! The same is true of God’s kind intentions. Paul wrote to the Ephesians and said. “Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” (Ephesians 5:1-2… Continue reading Walk in Love!
Wouldn’t it be helpful if God sent us a visible message giving us direction toward His purpose? Maybe a bright neon sign or a simple text message, something that we wouldn’t miss. Direction with a guarantee would make pursuing your purpose so much easier. No waffling or doubting, just plowing straight ahead. Unfortunately, that is… Continue reading Our Journey of Faith
Marital Intimacy Song of Solomon 1:1-4 According to God, what our culture calls “casual sex” does not exist. Casual sex or sex without strings is a lie. A one-night stand is a relationship with invisible strings to someone you don’t know or want to stay involved with. It costs us in unwanted pregnancies, STDs, emotional… Continue reading A sneak preview of my new Bible Study, Love of Another Kind, available on Amazon.
My Old Testament professor, Dr. McKenzie, piqued my interest in the Song of Solomon when he commented, “All of the Old and New Testament is a narrative of God trying to get us (mankind) back to the Garden of Eden, the place that He originally created for us to live with Him.”[i] God uses imagery… Continue reading A sneak preview of my new Bible Study, Love of Another Kind, available on Amazon.
Express Your Desire for Love Song of Solomon 2:8-14 Encouragement is a powerful tool. If used correctly, it can be transforming. In the 1996 Olympics, Keri Strung, the Olympic gymnast, sought to be a gold medalist. All she had to do was successfully vault, and she would taste gold. There was only one problem. She… Continue reading A sneak preview of my new Bible Study, Love of Another Kind, available on Amazon.
About the Bible study: While reading the Song of Solomon, a woman may wonder, "Am I reading the Bible or Fifty Shades of Grey?" Imagery and metaphors fill the Song with parallels between a garden and physical intimacy. This expository Bible study of the Song of Solomon will give the believer a better understanding of God's… Continue reading I have exciting news to share!
We often derive our purpose from our work, the people we know, and how much money we have in the bank. We get our purpose from many things, most of which are wrong. Maybe we have been caring for an elderly parent or grandchildren or are transitioning into retirement. When a season of life ends,… Continue reading Your Purpose Comes From God