Jesus had a few encounters with rich people. In this example, He puts the rich man to the test to reveal where his priorities lie. Our priority should be with God and His will, not our own. Is it a sin to be rich? I don’t think that is what Jesus is saying. But what we do with them may be. Who or what do you put your trust in? It is hard to let go. It is hard to live for Christ. But with God, all things are possible. No matter what we have done, no matter who we think we are, we can be saved because of what Christ has done. God can use us to do great things. There is nothing God can’t do and there is nobody He can’t save.Continue reading “With God All Things are Possible”
I AMs…Before Abraham was, I AM.
There has been a couple times now that I received a comment from someone claiming I do not understand the scriptures and that Jesus is not God and never claimed to be. I admit that I do not understand all the scriptures and by no means am I an expert, but one thing I do know and have no doubt is that Jesus is Lord. He came to this earth, God in the flesh, to save us from our sins. Jesus’ I AM statements along with His works show us that He is God. To not believe that Jesus is God, you would have to remove much of the New Testament (and The Old Testament, that points to the Messiah). I hope and pray that people would believe, that they would be saved and accept God’s grace through His blood, through His death and resurrection. Continue reading “I AMs…Before Abraham was, I AM.”
We have a Big God
As I look outside my window this morning, I see the wonders of God. Snow covered hills, trees, flowers, a river, mountains and clouds and a big blue sky. The river is teaming with life. We often see swans and geese and ducks, and the occasional otter. Quite often a bald eagle will swoop past us or perch in the trees. Deer frequent the paths in our yard. Squirrels play in the trees.
God created it all. In harmony. And then there are the heavenly bodies. A full moon on a clear night reflecting off the water of the river.
A rainbow after a rain. The sun and the stars. And then there is the fascinating and unusual phenomena that occurs. Eclipses, blood moons. Aurora. Thunder and Lightning. Sunrises and sunsets. And the still, soft wind. God is in it all. He created it . The universe and everything in it. He created you and me. And he loves His creation.
Our God is an awesome God…He is the Creator of the universe and everything in it. So why do the schools teach that the universe and everything in it happened by chance? Why are we taught that we evolved from other forms of life? Does science disprove the existence of God? Does science contradict the creation? Some of these questions may never be answered. There are some good books and documentaries about this where the authors lay down the evidence. Check out The Case for a Creator and The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel or Evidence that Demands a Verdict by Josh McDowell for good discussions on these issues. So, what does God’s Word say about how the world began and how man came into being? Why should it matter? To me, knowing who God is gives me all the more reason to worship and praise Him and helps me realize how big a God He is. Continue reading “God Created”