A Christian response to those who say they want more than “Thoughts and Prayers” after school shootings.

Do you want more than thoughts and prayers? Then get out of our way.

Matthew 23:37
“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!”

It seems that an increasing number of politicians and public figures say they are tired of hearing that “our thoughts and prayers” are with the families of school shootings. They say that more needs to be done. I agree.

Prayer is part of the solution. I believe in the power prayer. It moves the hand of God in the world and the heart of those who pray. We will continue to pray for the families affected by these tragedies. It is our right and privilege to do so. However, the same people that say they’re tired of our thoughts and prayers are usually the same people that are keeping Christians from doing more to help.

It is well-documented that the secular coup of the public school system has been disastrous. Public schools began in church buildings. The first school books were filled with Christian concepts and Bible verses. There has been a concerted effort to remove God from the classroom and public arena. In 1963 the Supreme Court established a prohibition on “state-sponsored prayer” in US schools. That decision has been the foundation of the continued effort to remove any positive influence of Jehovah and His Son in schools. The school system has been in decline since they kicked out the Bible and prayer. The US school system is now a mission field.

Some of you are jumping out of your seat right now citing the Establishment Clause. Sit back down. A nonsensical and unhistorical interpretation of the First Amendment of the Constitution has become the weapon of choice among the enemies of God to remove His influence from our government. Study genuine US history. This amendment was not added to protect the government from churches, but to protect the churches from the government. Christianity was not only allowed in American government; it was clearly preferred over other religions for much of our history. You don’t hear that very often do you?

We would tell children God loves them, but you insist on teaching them that there is no God.

God cares more for these children than we can conceive. He wants them to be protected. Yet, He has been (more…)

The True Meaning of Christmas

95% of Americans celebrate Christmas, but many have forgotten what it’s all about. Do you know the true meaning of Christmas?

I love Christmas! I enjoy the red and green decorations, the fun music, the anticipation of gifts, and extra time with family. However, the meaning of Christmas is so easily lost by the commercialization and busyness of the season.

Do you know the meaning of Christmas?

  • Christmas is not about Santa!
  • Christmas is not about Mary!
  • Christmas is not about money!
  • Christmas is not about gifts!
  • Christmas is not about vacation!

CHRISTMAS IS ABOUT (more…)

Have You Received The Gift of God?

Christmas is a popular holiday that is celebrated by exchanging gifts with friends and family.  You probably already know that Christmas is the holiday celebrating the virgin birth of Jesus Christ.  You may not know that people began exchanging gifts on Christmas to celebrate the amazing gift God offers to all of mankind.  Have you received the Gift of God?

“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”   Romans 6:23

 God Bought You A Gift.

A gift is something that someone else purchases and offers to you with no strings attached. The value of a gift is limited by the wealth of the one buying it.  Almighty God has unlimited resources. Imagine how valuable the gift He bought for you must be!

The Gift of God is Eternal Life.

God wants you to live forever with Him in Heaven.  Heaven is a real place of no sorrow, pain or death where we can live in eternal fellowship with God and one another.

Our sins disqualify us from going to Heaven, so (more…)

Victory Over Regret

Regret is a powerful emotion that overwhelms and paralyzes those who give it a home. Follow these four Bible steps to banish it from your life.

1 Timothy 1:12–17  And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry; Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting. Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

We all make mistakes. We all have things we would do differently. The key is that you learn from your mistakes. Satan works to use the errors of our past to haunt us with never-ending pain. Sinful actions, foolish decisions, missed opportunities, mishandled relationships, etc. give him plenty of ammo to use against us. What is haunting you from your past? What emotional club does satan use to beat you with? What nagging regret is keeping you from moving on?

The Apostle Paul had a lot of reasons for regret. He was cheering at the stoning of Stephen the first martyr. He blasphemed Christ, hunted Christians, and facilitated their deaths. Yet, He found victory over regret. He used his past as a motivation for a better future. We can do the same following these steps. (more…)

A Heart of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is more than a holiday on our calendar. It’s an attitude of the heart: a wonderful way to see the world.  Do you have a heart of thanksgiving?

What words would you use to describe your heart?  This is a most important question!  The Bible is clear about the importance of the heart.

Proverbs 4:23  Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

Constantly guard your heart for it will determine (more…)