Eternal Freedom or Temporary Relief?

The world has many different versions of “freedom” that only lead to slavery.  Many versions of freedom are only temporary relief from pain.   Other versions of freedom are an escape from the prison of daily life.  People seek relief in vacations, drugs, shopping, alcohol, other people, etc.   We think if we can just get away … Read more

Patriotism and Hope for Our Nation

Patriotism seems to be on the decline in the United States today.  Tearing down America has become something of a verbal sport, where the people who find clever and unique ways to insult our nation, its leaders and its people, are rewarded with attention and waves of agreement.  The 24 hour news cycle seems to … Read more

The Abundant Life: Faith To Live It

We receive everything from God by faith through grace. Our salvation, the Holy Spirit and all of His blessings come to us when we believe and speak. When we push past our doubts, preconceived ideas, fears, and trust our Heavenly Father, we will see His will happen in and through us. “Faith assures us of … Read more

Abundant Life: An Abundance of Grace

Have you ever wondered if you have enough of God’s grace in your life? “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace which He lavished on us,” Ephesians 1:7-8a (NASB) The word “lavished” in this verse means “in abundance, to exist at hand in … Read more

Live Abundantly By Grace Not Self-Effort

The abundant life is not something we’re going to live by our own effort. We can make an effort by doing certain things to put ourselves in a better position to live an abundant life: be born again, filled with and pray in the Holy Spirit, study God’s Word, be in church and develop friendships … Read more

Speak Abundant Words

We’ve all had words or phrases “accidentally” slip out of our mouths at the wrong time in a conversation. We may have been thinking the words, but not had the intention of actually saying them out loud. They just seemed to come out of nowhere. The truth is that they didn’t come out of nowhere; … Read more

Understanding The Abundant Life

Accepting Jesus as our savior is the first step to living the abundant life. There’s no way to live the abundant God-kind of life if we don’t have God living in us. As soon as we ask Jesus to live in our heart, He gives us all of Himself. It’s not a process. He doesn’t … Read more

What Is The Abundant Life?

What is the abundant life? The Bible defines “life” as life as God lives it; or even more literally, God Himself.  The word “ abundant ” means superior in quality and quantity, to be in excess or surplus. So, God wants us to have His life and not just a small piece or sampling of … Read more

Choose the God-Kind of Life

The death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ opened the door to a new life. When Jesus walked out of the grave He gave us the opportunity to walk out with Him. He gave us the option to live an abundant life. “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that … Read more

God’s Kingdom – A New System

Because of Adam’s sin we were born into a place, or a system, of sin. We aren’t sinners because we sin. We’re sinners because of the system we’re born under. When we are born again we are moved out of the system of sin and into God’s kingdom. “For He rescued us from the domain … Read more

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