When we understand them, we will be better able to honor marriage.
“Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” (Amos 3:3).
“Marriage is honorable” (Hebrews 13:4).
She shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man” (Genesis 2:23).
God’s first command in Scripture is this: “… Be fruitful (Genesis 1:28).
A husband is to protect his wife by laying down his life for her. (See Ephesians 5:25.)
6. Typify Christ and the Church
Marriage is to be a human object lesson of the divine relationship between Christ and believers. (See Ephesians 5:31–33.)
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Are you walking with God? Do two walk together, unless they have agreed to meet? Consider, if you will walk in God’s ways and have faith in him, he will guard your life. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk with him. Eshesians 2:10
Start walking with our God today. We are here to help you get started along your way to Heaven.
Start walking with God today. We are here to help you on your way.
Maria Gonzalez from Monterey Mexico joins Jesus Survives Ministries as our new accountant. Maria has many years accounting experience and hopefully will be able to get our taxes and accounting straightened out.
With help from the staff and a whole lot of good suggestions from our congregation, we launch a new website, hopefully easier to navigate than the prior one. Please be patient with us as we slowly bring over articles from the original website.
Pastor William Lucas releases JSM's Summer Inspiration Series. Four excellent sermons covering the worlds creation and the end times when Jesus will return for his faithful deciples.
Pastor Bill and other members of this ministry return from assisting residents of Louisiana affected by hurricane Sally. Providing food, water and clothing, JSM helped hundreds of people in dire need.
With deep sympathy we announce that Florine Lucas passed away this month. She is with God now after serving him her whole life. Florine was 77 years old and will be missed by us all. Pastor Lucas.
Since news broke out that the FBI searched President Donald Trump’s South Florida home, some members of Congress have launched a new line of attack against their rivals: that the Internal Revenue Service intends to use nearly $80 billion in new funding to pursue similar intrusions on average Americans. Those dollars, some are saying, will go toward the hiring of 87,000 new IRS agents.
As people of faith, we must be particularly concerned about Section 9 of H.R. 5, which would deny all US citizens the protections of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Do you make $75,000 or less?” tweeted House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. “Democrats’ new army of 87,000 IRS agents will be coming for you—with 710,000 new audits for Americans who earn less than $75k.” Richard Grenell, former Acting Director of National Intelligence, wrote on the social media platform: “The FBI raids Trump’s house and the Democrats vote to add 87,000 new IRS agents to go after Americans. Wake up, America.” Read more.
One Nation Under God – Same Sex Marriages
What are God’s laws concerning homosexuality? God repeatedly propounded his laws upon Moses, who later wrote in the book of Leviticus (which literarily means “the law”) that:
“You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.” Leviticus 18:22;
If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall be put to death; their blood is upon them. Leviticus 20:13.
Sodom and Gomorrah were two legendary biblical cities destroyed by God for their populace practicing homosexuality. Their story parallels the Genesis flood narrative in its theme of God’s anger provoked by man’s sin (see Book of Genesis 19:1–28). The word sodomy is derived from the word Sodom. Read more.
The Power of Prayer
God, through prayer, opens eyes, changes hearts, heals wounds, and grants wisdom (James 1:5). The power of prayer should never be underestimated. If you are in the need of Prayer, please call or text JSM today.Call Us Today
There are 12 things a church pastor cannot do—even though pastors are, in my judgment, amazing people. They faithfully serve Sunday after Sunday, often with no desire for recognition or fame. In faith, they can do a lot—but here are several things pastors cannot do.
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The 12 Things Pastors Cannot Do:
- Read minds. Everybody knows that, but many church members hold pastors accountable for unstated expectations.
- Be everywhere. No human being can be every place at once, yet some members still get angry when pastors have to say “No.”
- Change hearts. Only God can do that.
- Know everything. Most pastors study hard, but nobody can answer every question somebody asks.
- Please everybody. Even Jesus couldn’t do that.
- Live sinlessly. Nobody can. Including you. And me. We’re all sinners.
- Grow churches. If the church does grow, it’s because God does it.
- Multiply dollars. Unfortunately God didn’t create money trees.
- Escape mistakes. All of us will mess up sometimes, often unintentionally and even unknowingly.
- Avoid favoritism. Pastors minister to everybody, but having better (and best) friends is natural.
- Reveal everything. No matter how much you may want to know the details, pastors may not be in a position to tell you.
- Ignore sin. Pastors must address this issue, even when it’s not popular.
There are a lot of other things I cannot do. However, what I can do is faithfully serve you, as our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has commanded me to do.
Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve… 1Peter 5:2 How I can I serve you? Contact Pastor Bill.