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  • A Reader Asks: How do I tell a young high school student, in a delicate way, that pets aren’t going to be in heaven? …

    Question:How do I tell a young high school student, in a delicate way, that pets aren’t going to be in heaven? This young lady is convinced her pet is to go with her to heaven. She gets upset with God and the truth when we try to explain otherwise. How can we explain to her there won’t be any pets in heaven? Answer:Well my answer may shock you… THIS YOUNG LADY IS MORE “RIGHT” ABOUT THIS TOPIC THAN YOU ARE! Sorry, I know you were expecting some support from me. Hear me out…First, the fact that there will be animals in heaven is undisputed Scripturally. Granted, it can only be conjecture that God will grant us a reunion with the pets we came to love […]

  • The Evidence of True Salvation: Obedience & Morality – Part 2

    (Click here to search for all the posts in this series…) Matthew 7:21-23 – “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ (NKJV)Assurance of salvation (whether you call it or believe it to be “eternal security” or not) is a blessing that Christians desire for obvious reasons. There are two levels of this assurance; one is intellectual (you are assured […]

  • Independence Day – To Liberty Or Not To Liberty – Part 2

    (Click here to search for all the posts in this series…) Psalm 119:45 And I will walk at liberty, For I seek Your precepts. (NKJV)When talking about Christian liberty, one of the most common questions is “how do you know what falls into liberty, and what doesn’t?” It really boils down to a couple of things. First, is there clear commandment, principle or instruction from God’s Word? Second, is it an “essential” of Christianity and what are the essentials? It could be argued that any clear command from Scripture becomes an “essential” and in a sense that would be correct but for the purpose of this lesson, we’ll define an essential as a truth, if changed or denied, would constitute a different Gospel, teach salvation […]

  • Love

    The Love of Jesus Christ My Lord Jesus, Teach me to love You and to embrace Youeven though my arms once embraced lust and sin. You loved me an eternity before I loved You,even while I was Your enemy and a filthy lowly sinner. You loved me as Your own even when I was unworthy of that love;You loved me in the way that a Father loves a son,and You had compassion on me in a way that is only possible with You. Because of love, You came from heaven to earth,from the earth to the cross, from the cross into the grave. Because of love You became weary, tired, hungry, homeless, temptedhated, beaten, whipped, spat upon, crucified and stabbed in the side. Because of […]

  • A Reader Asks: Is my email system working correctly now?

    Question:Is my email system working correctly now? Answer:If everything is working correctly now with my email system, you should have recieved an email this morning with one “NEW” item (this question), one quote, and two archived items.If a few folks would let me know, I would appreciate it.Sorry for any hassle… just trying to get things working right.Brent PS: WHAT ARE YOUR QUESTIONS FOR ME? Ask here. Want to book me for preaching, speaking or business consulting? Go here. If you are blessed by what I write, would you be so kind to share this post with others by clicking the SHARE+ button below?  You never know who might need these exact words in their life today. To give a gift of support, click here.

  • Investing In a Sure Thing

    Philippians 1:21  For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. It is a shame that we take verses like this, pull them out of context, and spit out quasi-motivational or therapeutic messages that go something like this: “It would be better to be in Heaven which is far nicer than this old world but we need to sacrifice and stay here a little while longer to share Jesus with a few more people.”  While a true statement, it’s maddeningly shallow. Taken in context, the Apostle Paul’s statement elaborated on would go something more like this: “To die is preferable (I can go be with Jesus whom I’ve seen in person) but to continue to live in this world will promote Christ […]

  • The Evidence of True Salvation: Will Jesus Know You? – Part 1

    (Click here to search for all the posts in this series…) Matthew 7:21-23 – “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ (NKJV)This is one of the most disturbing verses in all of Scripture in my opinion.I have often read it and pictured myself standing in front of the Lord saying, “did I not go to church?”; “did I not […]

 
 
 
 
 
 

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