What is Spiritual Adoption in Christ?

Most people have heard that Jesus went to the cross to save them from their sins. This is a very confusing statement and can be insulting. Let’s correct this one liner with the meaning of salvation, as spiritual adoption is salvation. In the Christian faith, God shared a physical walking, talking daily life with the…

What is the Love of God?

Love is patient, love is kind,. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always preservers. Love never fails…” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 The love of…

Understanding Surrender

There can be a lot of negative connotation around the word surrender, sometimes underestimating its importance and meaning in our lives. We are all, or probably admire fiercely independent people who often are also those everyday heroes. Surrender is not always about big acts, but also the many small sacrifices we give everyday to loved…

Christianity is NOT Exclusive- It is Inclusive

In Christian beliefs, God’s son Jesus became human to reach out to all people of all nationalities and cultures to offer love and acceptance. Why is it more complicated than this when people try and explain Christianity today? God offered his love and said come as you are. Revelations 22:17 “Come! Whosoever will, let him…

Holy Spirit the Helper

Jesus explained that he would not walk the earth forever, would ascend back to his Father in heaven, but that we would have the Holy Spirit with us here on earth. John 14:16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever.  Romans 8:9 “You however…

21st Century Christianity

We are not living in the middle ages, or stone age for goodness sake. We are living in the 21st Century, an age of diversity and progression. An age that people fight for civil equality and humanitarian rights that go beyond the past, the oppressive ways of thinking regarding gender, cultural awareness, and connectedness. It…

Co-Workmanship

I have heard it said that Christianity is used as a crutch, is used as an escape from suffering, and other statements that imply that when you believe in Christ your brain goes out the window. Christianity is always about co-workmanship. It is a partnership between the individual and God, a convenient, an active daily…

The Dark Side of Religion

The dark side of Christianity is when people begin to believe it is by their own merit, their good works, their moral compass, their right standing, their knowledge, anointing or calling that makes them “saved,” “worthy,” “holy.” This breeds pride, power, and destruction merely satisfied to have attention from others, and never truly being a…

Fruit of the Spirit

Has anyone heard about the fruit of the Spirit and wondered what it meant? Being a Christian means being a student of Christ, a follower of christ. Believing that Christ is the Son of God and part of the Trinity, along with the Holy Spirit who is God’s spirit given to us as a helper…

Drink, Smoke, Pills, Food

I wonder just how many people who smoke, drink, take pills, over eat, or have any other habit, enjoyment, or addiction believe that they can’t love God and God can’t love them. It has often been preached, in many different types of churches, that all these things are sins, moral sins, bumped right a long…

Restoration

I saw an old dress. The top was tattered blue with a peach slip underneath showing through. The top was a V-neck with slender tares along the blue silk. The hem was unraveling at the bottom and the waist, and the slip that ran the length of the dress was somehow pulled through the waist…