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Keep Your Eyes on Jesus???

We often hear this phrase in Church, yet even so, there are many who really do not understand what the phrase conveys. It seems to be one of the churchy phrases that is often passed around with the expectation that others know what we mean. So what does it really mean to keep our eyes upon Jesus? I mean, seriously, He is seated at the right hand of God in heaven, isn’t He? Let’s allow the Scripture to answer that. John chapter 6 tells the story of the feeding of the 5000. The number was actually much higher because it seems the passage only mentions men and not their families.
1 After these things Jesus went over the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiberias. 2 Then a great multitude followed Him, because they saw His signs which He performed on those who were diseased. 3 And Jesus went up on the mountain, and there He sat with His disciples. 4 Now the Passover, a feast of the Jews, was near. 5 Then Jesus lifted up His eyes, and seeing a great multitude coming toward Him, He said t…

Taking Chance's with Heaven

Zephaniah 3:5 (NKJV) The LORD is righteous in her midst, He will do no unrighteousness. Every morning He brings His justice to light; He never fails, But the unjust knows no shame.
I have heard the shouts of the multitudes saying “There is no God!” In the revelry of the night we have all been prone to say, “God does not see me—nor does He care.” In the moment of a dark decision we postulate, “Oh well, what will it matter. God will not bring judgment; the 'morrow will be the same as today.” And when the night passes little do we realize we just became one step closer to the door being shut on heaven. Oh how it breaks His heart when to Him we say, “No, I do not have time.”
Russian Roulette is a game of chance where a person takes a bullet out of a revolver, leaving one or more chambered, spins the cylinder and places it against his temple pulling the trigger of chance. It is a deadly game that no one will attempt on a regular basis and survive. The God of all creation, the One who “takes…

The Message From the Cross of Christ

Recently Mark Schultz, contemporary Christian artist, wrote a beautiful song entitled, "Walking Her Home." It follows a string of other tear jerking "Life" songs from various artists that touch all of our hearts, sometimes even bringing tears. These type of songs are very idealist in that they make us for a moment empathize with the depth of love a man can indeed have for his spouse. Often the songs will follow the theme of meeting young, marrying young, having children, watching them grow and then growing old together. However, as touching as they may be they still pale in comparison to the love expressed by Jesus Christ on His road to the cross.

On this road, Jesus was tempted by Satan, confronted by demons, accused by religious leaders, scorned by His family, mocked by His neighbors, challenged by scribes of the law, called names, lied about, nearly stoned, faced poverty, slept outside-homeless, was beaten, tortured, mocked, spit upon, endured hair being yanked…

The Bride of Christ Has Made Herself Ready!!

The Bible teaches of an upcoming Wedding Day that the Church should be on cloud nine over!! Rev. 19:7-9 states:


Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready." And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. Then he said to me, "Write: 'Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!' " And he said to me, "These are the true sayings of God."

The passage above speaks of two distinct events, the Marriage of the Lamb and the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. Both of these events are reminiscent of the ancient Jewish wedding ceremony where the Bride would become betrothed to her Groom and he would go away to build her a home. In the meantime she would wait anxiously for his return with shouts from his wedding party of "The Bridegroom Comes!" When the shouts were heard she wou…