How to Receive a Kingdom Promise

Hebrews 12:28

Kingdom promises require kingdom boldness, kingdom confidence. The Christian’s kingdom can’t be shaken.

Receiving the kingdom requires action: serving God through grace in great reverence and Godly fear in awe and trembling.

How are you serving God?

Marriage, A Stunning Perspective

You see 5 editors, on the cover. You turn the pages to the contributors’ page and find that 38 experts contributed to the 16 chapters which were divided into four sections. You take a deep sigh, close the cover, and turn to the back cover.

“What we believe about marriage reflects what we believe about God.”

Interesting perspective. I had never thought about marriage in this way.

I am so glad that I opened the book again and began to read. This book explores the depth, the intimacy, and the beauty of marriage from God’s perspective.

Marriage: Its Foundation, Theology, and Mission in a Changing World is a much-needed book that digs deeply into the soil of today’s marriages, pulls up the weeds, turns them over and upside down, and asks “Why?”

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3 Tips to Help Others Overcome the Painful, Shameful, or Busy-filled Life

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“And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:24-25

“Consider” means to “contemplate” or “observe.” Are you considering your brothers and sisters in Christ, observing them in love as you would observe a child you are mentoring?

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Jesus, the Perfect Sacrifice, Loves You

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Frustrated because you can’t seem to be the kind of person that you want to be?

Although you get up in the morning and you tell yourself that you will be kind, not offend, and have a great outlook, you slip up before you get out the door.

You think no one cares.

There is someone who cares deeply. In fact, He loves you. Jesus loves you.

All of us have sinned, fallen short of God’s requirements. That’s you and me. We’re all failures.

The consequences of that sin is death and separation from God forever–hell. But God, in all His glory, loved you and me so much that He sent His Son, Jesus, into the world.

Jesus shed the glory that He had in heaven with God to enter the world as a baby, born to a poor virgin and a carpenter who was engaged to her. Jesus walked the countryside proclaiming “the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” He taught the people, healed all who came to Him, raised the dead, and performed miracles. Jesus showed the people God in the flesh. He lived His life serving others and loving others.

No greater love has a man than to lay His life down for others. That is what Jesus did for you, for me. He who never sinned became sin, your sin, my sin. He paid the price we owed, death.

Jesus was the Perfect Sacrifice.

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