Archive | April, 2013

How should we pray?

During Christ’s ministry, his disciples asked Him to teach them how to pray. They lived in a society where ritualistic, recited prayer was common, but it was clear to them that Jesus did not pray in this way. Rather than give them prayers to recite, He gave them a model or outline to use. Clearly, […]

Who does Jesus save us from?

Jesus is the most important figure in all of human history.  He is God in flesh (John 1:1,14; Col. 2:9), physically risen from the dead, Lord (Luke 24:34; John 2:19-21) and Savior (Acts 5:30-32).  He came to die for sinners (Rom. 5:8) to deliver people from the righteous wrath of God upon us. Law – […]

There is comfort in Jesus

What does the bible say about giving our burdens to Jesus Christ? Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is […]

Obama care – Christians under Persecution

              True Christians have always been subjugated to “soft persecution” in one form or another.  Starting this year, many Christians will experience official and legal persecution for upholding basic Christian values in the face of the intolerant governmental demands of Obamacare. It is paramount that Christians not shrink back from facing this affliction. True Disciples of […]

How do we love each other with God’s Love?

After college graduation, I married my sweetheart, Sandy. We were in love. We shared our emotions with each other. Life was wonderful.  Twelve years after the wedding, life was not quite as wonderful. With four kids, the Clarke home was loud and busy — hectic, even. Our lives were a whirlwind of kids’ activities, school, […]

God Loves You

Have you ever pondered this question? “Why does God love me?” Or to put it another way, “What is it about me that caused God to love me?”. To put it succinctly, the answer to the latter question is ‘nothing’. We will see that the answer to this second question can lead us to a […]

Joseph, more than a carpenter?

In recent years, many attempts have been made by so-called “experts” to bring doubt into key passages of Scripture, the end result of which is to cause unknowledgeable Christians to question the authenticity of Jesus and inevitably their own faith. Usually, there is a personal or political/social agenda behind it. Nevertheless, at face value many […]

Did God Send Jesus to Save Us?

In order to respond to this pertinent question ‘did God send Jesus’ let’s pay heed to the very words of the master found in the Gospel of John 17:21. During this prayer to God the Father, Jesus expresses hope that the world will know that he was sent by God. that all of them may […]

What is God’s plan for your life?

I was a typical kid until my senior year of high school. As I neared graduation, I realized I was going to have to make decisions about my future that would determine the rest of my life. One thing I believed very strongly was that God had a plan for my life. I did not […]

Galveston Texas Marriages

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