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Be Genuine

“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 […]

Rebel, Turn the Other Cheek or Both?

“But I say to you, do not resist an evil person [who insults you or violates your rights]; but whoever slaps you on the right cheek, turn the other toward him also [simply ignore insignificant insults or trivial losses and do not bother to retaliate—maintain your dignity, your self-respect, your poise].” Matthew‬ ‭5:39‬ ‭AMP‬‬ At […]

Building Blocks: Studying the Bible

“Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to Him in Hebrew, “Rabboni!” (which means, Teacher).”‭‭John‬ ‭20:16‬ ‭AMP‬‬ The English translations of the Bible have evolved so much since it’s Hebrew (Old Testament; with some portions of Daniel and Ezra in Aramaic) and Greek (New Testament) origin. It’s important to capture the context of […]

Monotheism part 2: Is Your Belief Rooted in the Truth?

What is the Truth? “But the Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will help you remember everything that I have told you.” John 14:26 AMP […]

Happy Mother’s Day: The Mothering Love of God

How Has God Mothered Me? Both male and female were made in God’s image, so there is a nurturing and maternal side of God. Just like my mom I can always go to God for comfort and guidance and He (the masculine side is recognised as the head out of reverence and submission) always provides […]

Christ-Like: Being at Peace in a Chaotic World

If you believe in your heart and can confess with your mouth that you are a good person no matter the circumstances, then you should not be afraid of any obstacle! Well that’s the general view. But does that truly mean that you always know what you’re capable of doing when faced with high conflict? […]

Tithes and Offerings: Give Back and Help Those in NEED!

Give to the poor, especially in times of Crisis! “Whoevershuts his ears at the cry of the poor Will cry out himself and not be answered.” ‭‭PROVERBS‬ ‭21:13‬ ‭AMP‬‬ “He who is generous will be blessed, For he gives some of his food to the poor.” ‭‭PROVERBS‬ ‭22:9‬ ‭AMP‬‬ Tithe and Offerings This specific topic […]

Faith: Building Faith Instead of Fear During the Pandemic

Lately, I find myself being worked up and concerned if we will ever conquer the domino effect of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Then, I remember God will “keep” us in every obstacle that we face. As believers we should trust God and not over worry about such things. But let’s be real we are going […]

Salvation: Building Faith in the Kingdom

“Now faith is the assurance (title deed, confirmation) of things hoped for (divinely guaranteed), and the evidence of things not seen [the conviction of their reality—faith comprehends as fact what cannot be experienced by the physical senses].”‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭11:1‬ ‭AMP‬‬ Faith is believing that the spiritual realm is more powerful than the secular world. Therefore, I […]

Creation: How Do We Know About God?

“In the beginning God (Elohim) created [by forming from nothing] the heavens and the earth.” Genesis‬ ‭1:1‬ ‭AMP‬‬ Unbelievers prefer to not take part in or to be spiritually enlightened about Salvation. Unbelievers do not know God and question God’s existence. It’s quite easy to see why they would think that “such a God would […]

The Written Law B.C.: Back to the Foundation

Is the Ten Commandments still relevant? ““Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” And Jesus replied to him, “ ‘YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. The second is like it, ‘YOU SHALL […]

Fasting: Find Time to Strengthen Your Faith in God

“Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and asked, “Why could we not drive it out?” He answered, “Because of your little faith [your lack of trust and confidence in the power of God]; for I assure you and most solemnly say to you, if you have [living] faith the size of a mustard seed, […]

Biblical Boundaries

Chapter 2: What Does Boundary Look Like? “We have come to know [by personal observation and experience], and have believed [with deep, consistent faith] the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides continually in him.” ‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:16‬ ‭AMP‬‬ I […]

Spirituality: Are You Bearing Fruit?

Four main types of believers ““ I am the true Vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that continues to bear fruit, He [repeatedly] prunes, so that it will bear more fruit [even richer and finer fruit]. You are already […]

Communion: Remembering His Sacrifice

The first day of every month my Church comes together for an observation of the Lord’s supper. I look forward to this time and I prepare myself by meditating on the word and reflecting on the things that I need to reevaluate. I give these things God in prayer so He can take control and […]

Monotheism part 1: Christianity in a nutshell

The word “Christian” is used three times in the New Testament: Acts 11:26, Acts 26:28, and 1 Peter 4:16. “and when he found him, he brought him back to Antioch. For an entire year they met [with others] in the church and instructed large numbers; and it was in Antioch that the disciples were first […]

The Crucifixion: The Louvre Museum

My trip to the Louvre Museum in October 2019 reminded me that there are several pieces of art and a marvelous high ceiling room (and several other small rooms) dedicated to Christ’s crucifixion. “This Jesus is the STONE WHICH WAS DESPISED and REJECTED by you, THE BUILDERS, but WHICH BECAME THE CHIEF CORNERSTONE.” ‭‭ACTS‬ ‭4:11‬ […]

My Journey: Iron Sharpens Iron

True freedom from sin is found in Christ. “Now there was a certain man among the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler (member of the Sanhedrin) among the Jews, who came to Jesus at night and said to Him, “Rabbi (Teacher), we know [without any doubt] that You have come from God as a teacher; for […]

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