The Story of How I Gave My Life To Jesus

It’s an honor to be able to share this amazing testimony of how great our God is at working in us for his glory. Thank you Kristie Campbell for sharing your story… God’s story! by Kristie Campbell I was recently asked to share my testimony… and I had to really pray about what part of my testimony God wanted to share with others. I couldn’t totally figure it out, and then a good friend, and …

What Does It Mean To Fear God?

I often have people ask me to explain the fear of the Lord. My response is that fear in the bible is an abounding respect or reverence God and to obey Him. It means that you acknowledge Him to be your Creator and thus to have the right to be your Lord. It means that you act out of reverence for Him. It gives direction to your life. It leads to salvation. When one is …

Digging Deeper In Sin

The other day I was listening to my daughter’s bible class and they were teaching about how one man’s sin affected an entire nation. She was inspired to write the following: Digging Deeper In Sin by guest writer – Melanie Campbell Are you digging deeper in sin? Even if your family and friends don’t know; there is one who does. God sees everything that happens in your life. God sees the things you watch, things …

Our Faith… Weak or Strong?

All of us are all weak in some areas and strong in others. If we can interact with sinful people without falling into their patterns, we are strong in that area of our faith. However, if we must avoid certain activities, people, or places in order to protect our spiritual life we may be weak in that area of our faith. It is important to reflect on one’s self, in order to find our strengths …

Consider It Pure Joy

Consider it pure joy whenever you face trials of many kinds – James 1:2 James didn’t say, “If we face trials,” he said “whenever.” He knew we would have trials, in fact many trials and struggles in our lives. We can however benefit from these struggles. Instead of complaining about our struggles we should see them as opportunities to grow. The point isn’t to pretend to be happy when we face pain but to have …

Nothing Impure Will Enter

Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life. Rev. 21:27 A friend asked me about this verse and why it says, “Nothing impure” instead of “No one impure” … I believe to enter the New Jerusalem believers will have no impure thing remaining in them. They shall be cleansed from everything that is of …

Knowing Jesus and Making Him Known

Have you ever encountered the motto “To know Jesus and make Him known”? It is the simplest of principles to remember when defending the gospel becomes somewhat awkward, either because we are stumbling over our own understanding, or our listener does not have the ears to hear it. When we reflect deeper on these words we may find a new appreciation for their value in helping us become a more effective evangelist. In his gospel, …

Whatever Means Whatever!

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the …

Jesus – Our Living Hope

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in …

Being Led By The Holy Spirit

Love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. If our desire is to have these qualities, then we have to believe that the Holy Spirit is leading us. Make sure not to confuse subjective feelings with the Spirit’s leading. Being led by the Holy Spirit requires us have a desire to hear, a readiness to obey God’s Word, and the sensitivity to discern between our feelings and the path God has for us. …