Book Review: Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart

“If there were a Guinness Book of World Records record for amount of times having asked Jesus into your heart, I’m pretty sure I would hold it. By the time I reached the age of eighteen I had probably asked Jesus in my heart five thousand times.” This is an excerpt from Pastor J.D. Greear’s new book, “Stop asking Jesus into your heart.” J.D. addresses one of the most difficult questions in the average believer’s mind: DOUBT! The average believer struggles with assurance of their Salvation. “Am I really saved” is a question that the average pastor has to deal … Continue reading Book Review: Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart

Our Works VS. Christ Work

One thing that has been on my mind recently has been the thought about “our works vs. Christ work.” I have been challenged in my personal relationship with Jesus to focus more on the work that Jesus has done for me, and not on the work that I am trying to do. In our Christian culture, many people would say that we are not saved by works, but we treat believers in many cases that we are kept by our works. That is just not the case, Jesus keeps us, and has already completed the work for us! Now, I … Continue reading Our Works VS. Christ Work

2 Things I learned from Jamaica Mission trip

As you all know, we went on our Jamaica trip this past week! It was a great week, and really changed my outlook on a lot of things. I wanted to share 2 things that God did in my life this past week in Jamaica: Be intentional– This word has been on my heart more than ever in my life here recently. As I spent time with Pastor Cletis Titus, Pastor Andrew Pryce, and their families, I learned rather quickly that they were intentional. They did life there in Jamaica on purpose. Everywhere they went, they made it a point … Continue reading 2 Things I learned from Jamaica Mission trip

Book Review: “New” by Andy Blanks

I recently received a copy of the book, New, by Andy Blanks. This book is a tool that Andy wrote to encourage and disciple new believers. It was published by his ministry, youthministry360. The book is a great read, and an excellent resource to get in the hands of students in your ministry who have just accepted Jesus. The book tries to help new believers lay a strong foundation for their faith. I want to give you a few positives about the book today: It is written from their perspective. I love how the book looks and feels like a … Continue reading Book Review: “New” by Andy Blanks

Bible Study: The Truths about Hell

Luke 16:19-31 This is one of Jesus’s most popular parables. It is the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus. Lazarus was a beggar and the rich man was in fact rich (since that is what the parable calls him). He had money, and he would not give to Lazarus. Lazarus would beg, and the rich man would have nothing to do with him, because all he cared about was money. Well, the men died, and the beggar went to be with Jesus, and the rich man opened up his eyes in Hell. What a scary place to be after … Continue reading Bible Study: The Truths about Hell