Stand Guard

Someone shared this video on social media.  It’s a good object lesson for us.  We need to make sure evil (sexually explicit television shows, music, etc.) is not allowed in our homes.

Parents, in particular fathers, how are you doing in preventing evil things from coming into your home?  Obviously, we would stop a person from trying to break into our homes.  We wouldn’t allow porn in our homes.  After all, we guide our loved ones to the Light.  We live by Christian values.  Unfortunately, the darkness is enticing and many gravitate to it. Some times we unwittingly invite evil into our homes.  We might be shocked at the things we allow our family to look at on Facebook and television.

As a parent, we are better “heroes” for our children to emulate than any professional sportsperson, TV personality, singer, etc. We are the one who support and love them. Lets make a dent in slowly deteriorating morality a society that highlights and glamorize celebrities Kim Kardashian, Kayne West or the latest person who twerks.

We can and need to stand guard so our children are not drawn to television shows and music that are contrary to our beliefs. Lets stand guard and protect our “pride” like the lion in the video.

Let me know how you’re doing.  We all need to hear great success stories.

Yves

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Friday The 13!

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Oh no!  Today is Friday the 13th!  I guess that means tomorrow is Saturday the 14th.  Thank God for another day of life.

Lets use this opportunity to show the world Christ.  As Christians, we shouldn’t be afraid of superstitions.  We rely on God.  Let your light shine even brighter today.

Have a great Friday the 13th and even better weekend.

Yves

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Finding Jesus

Finding JesusCNN is airing the series, Finding Jesus.  It is looking for clues about Jesus in a variety of ways. I encourage you to look at the show. However, remember they aren’t looking for Jesus theologically.  Rather, they are seeking to find Him through quantifiable information to indicate Jesus actually lived.  Also, take note of who is talking and what point they are trying to drive home.

The gospel of Judas will air shortly.  If you read of the “gospel” of Judas, you will quickly see that it isn’t congruent with any of the canonized Gospels. Many theologians suggest it was written well after the other Gospels. It’s believed this “gospel” was written by the Gnostics. Consequentially, I encourage you to not let non-Christians shape your thoughts and change your belief system.

All-in-all, it is good to see this subject on mainstream media.  Further, it should provide some interesting items of discussion for people seeking to know Jesus.  Lets use this as an opportunity to share the real Gospel to them. Lets use this opportunity to help deepen our understanding of Him.  Most importantly, lets live like Him.

Yves

“Light” Walkers

1john-copyThis is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 1 John 1:5.

God is pure goodness.  We can’t and won’t see a dark side of Him. We can’t walk in darkness and walk with the light of God.  We must strive to “let (our) your light shine before men” (Matt 5:16).  I find that the danger in this is that man will be attracted to our darkness as much as our light.  Since man is inherently evil, he will be drawn towards the darkness. Yet, it is the light of God that we want to shine on man. We want to share the goodness of God to this dark and dreary world.  Only the light of God can expose the evil hidden in the hearts and mind of man. (Eph 5:7-14).

The Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 7:7-14 about his personal struggle with sin.  He provides a word picture for us that shows that evil is present in us.  We want to continue to repent, study, pray and meditate on Scripture.  In doing so, we reduce the darkness and increase the light.

Mahatma Gandhi said, “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”  That’s a sad commentary that plays out too often today.

I hope your light is shinning. If it isn’t, you might be casting a shadow.  God wants you to shine your light.  What is your “wake?”  In this I mean, do you leave destruction everywhere you go?  Or, is everywhere you go better because of your presence?  I certainly hope it’s the latter and not the former.  Either way, start letting your light shine.  This way men and women will be drawn to God because of you.  Let your wake be one that transforms lives by the Gospel.

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What Do People See When They Look at You?

IMG_0168Recently a lady approached me after a meeting.  She said, “I forgot my glasses so I couldn’t see clearly.  However, I saw the Lord when I looked your way.”  Let me be clear. She was speaking about the cup in the picture.  Her comment left me  thinking, “What do people see when they see me?”

As Christians, we must represent Christ.  We must help further the spread of the Gospel and let people know how they can have the free gift of salvation.

Take time this week and ask yourself, “What do people see when they look at me?”  Are you leading them to or from Christ?

Lets take the knowledge we’ve learned, through our individual bible studies as well as the numerous sermons we’ve heard, to show everyone Christ.

Blessings

One Shade of God

Random picture on webNow the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality ~ Galatians 5:19 ESV

Undoubtably you have heard how excited so many people are now that the movie, Fifty Shades of Grey is now in theaters.  It would be nice if more people were that excited to hear the word of God.

Let us encourage our brothers and sisters to not follow the shade but The Light. Especially encourage those proclaiming to love God, to not provide their hard-earned money in support of a movie that is directly contrary to our lifestyle.  We must live what we believe. We must not endorse sexual immorality.  We send conflicting messages when unbelievers see us doing the same things they are doing.  Especially if it contradicts our beliefs.

Invite someone to your church service.  They won’t have to wait in long lines. The message is positive and it has eternal consequences.  Direct them to Him.  Direct them to the Light.  God doesn’t have a shade.  In fact, there is no darkness in The Light (1 John 1:5).

Blessings

Guest Blog Post – Stand against the challenges of life – Mental Resiliency by Yves Johnson

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For m…

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