Matthew 22:2 “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son (ESV) High school was a tough experience for most of us. It was a time of learning how to fit in. There were some that were very bold. They had the rebel look and didn't appear … Continue reading Will you marry me?
I’m Right! Part 3
God's approval is what we have always desired. Come on, think about it. We all want to hear God say "good job" or "I picked you out of a crowd" or many other versions of the same concept. We want to be loved and recognized by God. It is in our DNA. It is our … Continue reading I’m Right! Part 3
I’m Right: Part 2
In Part 1 of this series I talked about how righteousness isn't a measuring stick of my performance but simply God's approval. Religion has distorted this concept and used it against us. As a matter of fact God talks a lot about how we shouldn't look for His approval elsewhere. Paul tells us that there … Continue reading I’m Right: Part 2
I’m Right! Part:1
From the moment we are born we thrive on approval. We desire approval. We seek approval. Just think about it. When you smile at a baby you usually get a smile back, right? Children learn at a very young age that approval will result in good stuff. Even with zero knowledge of the law they … Continue reading I’m Right! Part:1
Why does Jesus weep?
Is there bad news in Heaven? Is there bad news in the Kingdom of Heaven? Paul said that the Kingdom of Heaven is righteousness (the approval of God), peace (when all essential parts are joined together) and joy (be favorably disposed) in the Holy Spirit. I don’t see any bad news in the list. Walking … Continue reading Why does Jesus weep?