This is amazingly good news! This could spread like wild-fire! Share it with your Sherriff's!

Personal integrity is the greatest defense against tyranny.

Jesus said that YOU are the light of the world. Shouldn't He have said "I" am the light of the world? What does Jesus expect out of me that He should lay that title at my doorstep? Am I not "desperately wicked", as the scriptures say?

Faith is something we do.

I believe I should get more exercise, but often fail to do so.

Paul clarifies this understanding of faith when he writes: “whatsoever is not of faith is sin.” (Romans 14:23). We expect him to say “whatsoever is not of faith is unbelief.” But for Paul the opposite of faith is sin because his understanding of faith includes obedience. Clearly, the opposite of obedience is sin. —Ken Bailey (Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes)

Faith is something we do.

The Law is not a ladder.

Many people believe that God gave the Law, (the Torah), to Israel in order for her to attempt to climb into heaven through good works and discover the vanity of that pursuit. Not so.

The Torah was given as an identity for the people of God. How do you know who are the people of God? The people of God are recognized by how they keep Torah.

How do you recognize the people of God today? They are the people who have the Law of God written on their hearts and manifest in their deeds.

Christ did not come to abolish the Law but to fulfill it. The world needs to see the people of God.
Let your light shine before men.

This was a fun experience. The boys didn't like trying this at first, but they are glad they did it. :)

Do you know the Gospel?

Have you ever wondered why Stephen in Acts 7, given the opportunity to preach to his Jewish community, never once brings up going to heaven, hell, grace vs. works, or any of the usual talking points for a western evangelist?

Nevertheless, Stephen did preach the Gospel when he said, “Look! I can see heaven opened, and the son of man standing at God’s right hand!” (Acts 7:56). With this statement, Stephen declared that Jesus is installed as Lord of the Cosmos, taking His position at the right hand of the Father.

“The Gospel” is the good news of the Lordship of Christ.

"It the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea
With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me
As He died to make men holy, let us live to make men free
While God is marching on!"

I was talking with a dear sister from Sudan the other day and she showed me the scars on her throat and arm. When I asked what they were she told me.
"The scar on my throat was from a hot metal poker that the doctor used to burn my throat to make my cough go away when I got the flu. It took three months for the burn to heal. The scars on my arm are from the burns of a hot iron to keep me from getting malaria. All of us were forced to do this in Sudan. It didn't work, but it didn't matter. It made the people feel like they were doing something to fight the disease and it was expected that everyone pretend it was working."
"Wow that's crazy," I said. "Everybody doing something that they know doesn't work, but makes them feel better about doing it anyway."
"Like wearing a mask?" she replied.
WOW! Puts it all into perspective. She deflated my western pride. In some ways we haven't advanced so much.
My Sudanese friend is a medical doctor and now lives in America.

George Carneal spent over 25 years searching for love. Plagued by depression and suicidal thoughts, George finally found his way back to the Jesus he once thought he hated. George shares his journey of moving from queer to Christ in this important interview.

How bad are things getting in North Korea?
Well according to the North Korean government - 700 orphans have just "volunteered" to work in coal mines.

Joe Biden is China's President. They have can him and his administration. That who put him in office. That is who Joe works for.

“Oh how I love your Law!
It is my meditation all the day.”
Psalm 119:97

Christians are often inconsistent and incoherent when it comes to the role of the Law of God. Is the Law a bad thing or a good thing?

The Law is a gift. The Law provides an identity for the people of God. How do God’s people recognize family? They are the people who keep Torah, the Law.

The Law is a good thing written on our hearts through Jesus. If Jesus lives inside of you, you will love Him. If you love Jesus, you will love the children born of Him. If you love the children of God, we will know that Christ Himself lives inside of you.

Jesus is the Law written on your heart.

“If you love me, you will obey what I command.” —Jesus

The people who do right, who forgive, love, repent, speak truth, remain faithful, etc. who follow the Law of Christ. These fruits mark you as followers of Christ.

Oh, how I love Your Law! It lets me recognize & trust my brothers and sisters.

Let us love the Law of God together.

My brother and I used to lead worship together regularly. It is always a blessing to get together again and sing whatever songs come to mind. Sometimes a song pops up that you haven't heard in years. This was one of those times.

Give Me A Sword

Give me a sword
And let me wield it
Give me a target to strike
Let me be the answer
To someone’s prayers tonight

Give me instruction
Lord, Here I am send me
Let me be the dread of our enemy

Give me a purpose
A mission for my life
Give me the weapons
To obliterate the night
I am so tired of waiting
I want to see the truth win
Hear this prayer of desperation
Come deliver us from sin

—Karl Gessler 2021

Don’t look at the waves. The waves lie and tell you that you will drown. Look at the One who walks on the waves.

My former neighbor, Perry, was the victim of a suicide bomber in Afganistan. He is now paralyzed from the waist down. But God used this tragedy to make Perry into a man. Here is his inspiring story which is still continuing to this day.

Are you responsible for morally cleaning up your life? Or is it God's sole responsibility to clean your hands?

Here is an update on our mission adventures. Please pray for us as we minister at a Teen Challenge tonight!

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