Category Archives: righteousness

Good Friday isn’t for good people

If we humans were “good people” there would have been no need for Good Friday! Instead, Jesus had to die for everybody because . . . THERE ARE NO “GOOD PEOPLE!” Good people don’t need Good Friday, but people like me, … Continue reading

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The Steps of The Beatitudes

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.”  We came to realize that without the risen Jesus we can do nothing, and we humbly surrendered our lives to His control. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they … Continue reading

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Are the Beatitudes shock words?

1) It takes both deeply-felt humility and great courage to let God rule & run your life. (“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.”) God is like a window but because of our pridefulness, we … Continue reading

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Cool With The Culture? — Do It If You’re Like Felix / Don’t If You’re Like Paul!

Would Paul of Tarsus be quiet and encourage people to believe that they are good? Here’s what he did in the Bible. Paul wrote 1/3 of the New Testament — so what’d he talk about? Just the opposite of our … Continue reading

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Live Like Hell? Or March Into Hell For A Heavenly Cause?

Why live like Hell when you can have a life of peace, joy, love and contentment? When the inner me runs wild, I become my enemy.  When I let Christ control me, I experience His glory.  Activism can sometimes change … Continue reading

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Kingdom-Come, King-God-Ruled Meetings

Through out the night I was thinking about “the Kingdom of God.” A kingdom is where a king rules, so the Kingdom of God is where God, Himself rules. God’s rule doesn’t happen much on Earth, because of man’s rebellion. … Continue reading

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Confusion of Hate & Honor

Contemporary society teaches that believing in Biblical morality is hatred, while war is honorable.  However, that is backwards. War is hatred.  The ultimate hate is physically attacking people, their family, friends, & neighbors, their property; with physical harm and/or death. … Continue reading

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Perhaps the “new normal” is nothing but, surrendering to the same old self-focus the Bible says is sin.

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“The Right Side Of History”?

Christ-followers should strive to be on the right side of His story, rather than on “the right side of history,” following and obeying the living, resurrected Jesus Christ rather than popular opinion.

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Is Patriotism Ever Inappropriate?

When does patriotism become inappropriate?  If they thought about it, most people would agree that blind patriotism, unconditional allegiance to a nation, is not wise.  For example, most people would agree that enthusiastically supporting a country led by an evil … Continue reading

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