preach the gospel to yourself

But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to His own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by His grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life. Titus 3:4-7 ~~~ Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to … Continue reading preach the gospel to yourself

new bling for J.Mike

James Avery always has a unique story. The ichthus in this ring represents an ancient symbol for Jesus. In Greek, the first letters of the words, “Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior” spell ichthus, the greek word for fish. The fish symbol is one of the earliest signs for Jesus Christ and was used by early Christians as an “underground” method of identification. The ichthus also suggests the theme “fishers of men”, which is what Jesus promised to make Andrew, Peter, James, and John, all fishermen by trade; if they followed Him. They were His first disciples. Continue reading new bling for J.Mike

I want to go home now

I just discovered an awesome post by a good friend and godly brother – “Silver Trumpets” But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself. Philippians 3:20-21 For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are … Continue reading I want to go home now

John 18

I am amazed at how often I lose sight of the depth of Scripture. Not that I normally hold sight, but I don’t treasure the Word to the extent that I want to delve deeper in each sitting. Jesus is fully man AND fully God. My mind is certainly not capable of fully comprehending that statement. But I believe it with all my heart. The Bible clearly teaches this truth. In college group Bible study at CBC, we are going through the gospel of John. The last two Wednesdays have been over John 18. I have learned SO much over … Continue reading John 18