Showing posts from August, 2014


John 15: 1-8 I was thinking about the latest caption on our MBC sign, especially on the side that faces north which says “you may have religion, but do you have Jesus”  That is an amazing question to ask those who pass by and read! Why? It’s one of those statements that really make you think or at least it should when it comes to your eternal soul. See when I see a statement like this it makes me think if Jesus was walking with His disciples in 2014 and they came across our church sign, would He expound a truth to that caption with His disciples? Would this call for yet another one of Jesus’ spiritual moments? The reason I say that is throughout the ministry of Jesus, He always had a way of using what was before Him to illustrate a truth to His disciples. When the Priests performed their rituals during the Feast of Tabernacle by pouring out water and then Jesus cried out “If any man thirst, let him come to Me and drink”  When they lite the torches to symbolize the Pillar of f


THE PERSONHOOD OF JESUS CHRIST 12 BIBLICAL TRUTHS ABOUT JESUS IN HIS INCARNATE STATE (HUMAN FORM)       1. HIS BIRTH (Luke 2:11) “for there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord”       2. HE WAS FLESH AND BLOOD (John 1:14) “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us...”       3. HE WEPT (Luke 19:41) “ now as He drew near, He saw the city and wept over it”. (John 11:35) “Jesus wept”       4. HE NEEDED REST (Matt 8:24) “ and suddenly a great tempest arose on the sea, so that the boat was covered with the waves. But He was asleep”       5. HE ENDURED SHAMEFUL THINGS (Matt 26:67) “then they spat in His face and beat Him; and struck Him with the palms of their hands ”       6. HE FELT ANXIETY (Luke 22:44) “being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. Then His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground”       7. HE HUNGERED (Matt 4:2) “ and when He had fasted forty days and forty ni



I accept the challenge Tammy Solberg......NOW I challenge Trevor Peck, Conrad Anderson and my American buddy Scott Dickens . LETS GO BOYS! Nice and cold though ;)  My donations are going to: we have a couple of good friends that suffer with MS and so we want to help! God bless and to God be the glory.


Heb 13:10-16 With all the current events these past few weeks it’s not hard to become discouraged, scared and even a little angry with the present world system of things. Especially with the latest news in Iraq and the devastation that is still going on over there. With the militant group ISIS [Islamic State of Iraq and Syria] slaughtering moderate Muslims and Christians, especially in these past few weeks, has caused my heart to be stirred through prayer for these poor people. Jay Sekulow of ACLJ [American Center For law And Justice] Chief Counsel said this week “As ISIS still controls vast areas, and they are stepping up their killings – murdering Christians every single day. Our allies are still outgunned.” ACLJ says “It is believed that over 400,000 Christians have been displaced from their homes.  ISIS militants gave them an ultimatum: leave or face “death by the sword.” The international Christian ministry “Open Doors” has called it the “worst genocide since Rwanda.” I’



6 INGREDIENTS TO HAVING SPIRITUAL JOY............... 1. JOY IS A GIFT THAT COMES WITH A BLESSING FROM GOD. Psalm 16:11 "You make known to me the path of life; in Your presence there is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore." 2. GOD GRANTS OR PROMISES JOY TO THOSE WHO GENUINELY BELIEVE THE GOSPEL. John 15:11 "These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full." 3. JOY IS PRODUCED THROUGH THE MINISTRY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. Romans 14:17 "For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit." 4. JOY IS EXPERIENCED MOST FULLY AS BELIEVERS WHEN WE RECEIVE AND OBEY GOD'S WORD. Jeremiah 15:16 "Your words were found, and I ate them, and Your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I am called by Your name, O LORD, God of hosts." 5. JOY IS DEEPENED THROUGH


How do we know if we love Christ? This is a really good question to ask ourselves.  So let's exam our heart in light of scripture and the gospel that saves to the uttermost parts. How Do We Know If We Love Christ?  By J C Ryle 1.If we love a person, we like to think about him. We do not need to be reminded of him. We do not forget his name or his appearance or his character or his opinions or his tastes or his position or his occupation... Well, it is just so between the true Christian and Christ! 2.If we love a person, we like to hear about him. We find a pleasure in listening to those who speak of him. We feel an interest in any report which others make of him... Well, it is just so between the true Christian and Christ! 3.If we love a person, we like to read about him. What intense pleasure a letter from an absent husband gives to a wife, or a letter from an absent son to his mother... Well, it is just so between the true Christian and Christ! 4.If


Avoiding a Hardened Conscience By R C Sproul We are warned not to allow ourselves to become hardened, because if we look at the whole concept of hardening in its biblical perspective, we see that something happens to us through repeated sins. Our consciences become seared. The more we commit a particular sin, the less remorse we feel from it. Our hearts are recalcitrant through repeated disobedience. When God hardens the heart, all He does is step away and stop striving with us. For example, the first time I commit a particular sin, my conscience bothers me. In His grace, God is convicting me of that evil. God is intruding into my life, trying to persuade me to stop this wickedness. If He wants to harden me, all He has to do is to stop rebuking me, stop nudging me, and just give me enough rope to hang myself. We see in Scripture that when God hardens hearts, He does not force people to sin; rather, He gives them their freedom to exercise the evil of their own desires (