Friday, June 8, 2012

The Retribution of Sin


The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ does not give us a license to sin. Or does it?  Let's discuss!  

We often times grow up not really understanding things for ourselves. Meaning because of what we are taught, we believe it to be true. 

Well in fact, some things we are taught in life are not always true.

Just because our mother, father, grandmother or even our pastor teaches us things, we conclude that it is true, and choose not to research and find out the facts ourselves.

Living a life like this, most importantly causes us not to develop a real personal relationship with God.

I could go on and on, but I want to discuss this issue.
     So let's blog!!!

First let us define a few key and important figures and things:

Jesus Christ - a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity

Jesus: A teacher and prophet whose life and teachings form the basis of Christianity. Christians believe Jesus to be Son of God and the Christ.

Christ:  (Christian Religious Writings / Theology) Jesus of Nazareth (Jesus Christ), regarded by Christians as fulfilling Old Testament prophecies of the Messiah

Good Shepherd: a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity

Deliverer: To set free, as from misery, peril, or evil

Jesus of Nazareth:  a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity

Redeemer: One who redeems

Redeem: to buy back. repurchase. to get or win back. to free from what distresses or harms. to free from sin

Save: To rescue from harm, danger, or loss. To set free from the consequences of sin; redeem.

Savior:  A person who rescues another from harm, danger, or loss.

Saviour: a person who rescues another person or a thing from danger or harm

The Nazarene: a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity

License: To grant or give permission.

Now that we have defined certain key points, before I express my final beliefs tell me what you think.  Feel free to research any other key topics that support your decision. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

God's Vibrant Love

I just looked in an old box and saw some of my old awards. It made me also reflect on other awards I have been given throughout my life. Awards are good to have, but after a while people forget and really don't care you achieved them. In fact, they don't even get to see the awards that you may see everyday.  You probably have some personal shrine in your home or office at work or you may be like me and have a lot of those things stored away. Either way, nobody really cares. Not even you!

I now choose to live my life not relishing the acts and achievements of my past, but continuing to work well on and enjoy the things I do now and in the future.  

I've been shaped by God to give Him my best!

That gold trophy I have has tarnished, but the love God gives me is still vibrant! 

I can also feel that love, and I can share that love with others because His love belongs to everyone.  

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

"Believe In Yourself" Series Part I - Self Worth

Believe In Yourself Series
Part I - Self-Worth

When God made you, He smiled and said Hmm that's good. Do you understand that when God makes something, he equips it with the necessities to become perfect in His eyes.

Now we all know that there are imperfections in everyone. But it is up to each individual to correct those imperfections.

You must have a sense of self-worth. 1 Timothy 4:12 starts off by stating: Do not let anyone treat you as if you are unimportant..... Remember no one can judge you anyway but God. When you really believe this in your heart, you will be able to fall, but stand up. You'll make a mistake, but be able to correct it.  You're able to rebound and rectify things in your life because of self-worth.

You were born with self-worth. That's why no one can take it from you, but you. Self-worth differs from self esteem. Self esteem is how you feel about yourself. Self-worth is what you're made of.

~Terrance Bell

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Feeling God's Presence

Does anybody out there ever sense God's presence? 

Just now I was thinking of something I had no business thinking of and I sensed his presence. 

I had to stop thinking that thought. 

True Life

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Identify Yourself

Do you know you? Do you take the time to spend time with you? Have you studied you? Have you analyzed you?

If you don't constantly do these and other things in your life, you will never get the best out of you.
What a waste, if you don't know you. You are talented! You are gifted! You are here to serve a purpose.
Identify yourself so you can start serving your purpose in life!

True Life

Monday, June 13, 2011

Only with wisdom can you build a strong foundational structure for your life!

True Life