spiritual growth

Why Jesus came

img_242fd78e8f1a-1It’s simple. Jesus came to save sinners.

1 Timothy 1:15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

We have become so accustomed to the “What can Jesus do for me Gospel?” that we have forgotten the original plan and purpose for Jesus’ timely appearance in the Earth.

He came to save the lost, to set the captive free, to restore sight to the blind, to boldly proclaim the Jubilee Year of the Lord. He came for me. He came for you. He came because He loved the World. (more…)

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The Wilderness

img_a68bba572aa6-1Dave Roever stopped in the middle of his message and said, I don’t know who this is for, but if it isn’t worth dying for then it’s not worth living for.” I knew who it was for. It was for me.

Earlier that morning during worship, I had knelt and told the Lord, “This isn’t worth dying for.” Let me explain. (more…)

Renewing The Mind

img_9718e264a554-1Ephesians 4:23 states that you and I should be renewed in the spirit of our mind. Why does our mind need to be continually renewed to the things of God? Because the mind is part of our soul which is left unregenerate when we were born again.

Man is a three part being. He has a spirit which gives life to his flesh which contains a soul. When we are born again, the Spirit of God quickens our spirit with the Holy Ghost. Our soul and flesh which are sold under sin remain in their unregenerate state. It is then our responsibility to yield to the Holy Ghost and let Him subdue our flesh and soul. (more…)

Knowing Jesus

John 14:9 “Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?”

Knowing Jesus. Such a simple statement, yet for me the current enigma that dominates my thoughts and dreams. Let me explain.

I was born again in 1998 during the worst time of my life. I was alone in a cell facing life in prison for narcotics trafficking. I called out, Jesus answered and so my new life in Christ began. (more…)

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