Tag Archives: Gospel

Mark 10- Are You A Good Person?

And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God. Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother. And he answered and said unto him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth. Mark 10:17-20

Are you a good person? The majority of people would say “Yes” and believe they will enter Heaven because they are a “good person” However Jesus states “Nobody is good but God” , so do you think you’re still a good person? The Bible tells us “We have all have sinned and fallen short of the glory and God” (Romans 3:) We are all sinners, this is why we all need a Savior , Jesus Christ

Notice also Jesus is declaring He is God, nobody is good but God, Jesus is the sinless Lamb of God. If Jesus isn’t God then he can’t be the atonement for your sins, think about that! How does Jesus respond to the man, he lists the Ten Commandments, why? Because the Law of God is a mirror to show how sinful we are!

Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me. And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions. Mark 10: 21-22

Jesus said “Ok you want to be my disciple, sell all your stuff, give it to the poor, and follow Me” Notice the response from the rich young ruler, he was sad and walked away, why? Because he loved his life, he loved his money more than he loved Christ

Jesus said “Deny yourself, carry your cross, and follow him” Are you willing to do that? Are you willing to pay the price of being a Christian? Secondly , nobody is a good person, we are all sinners and have transgressed a Holy God, we can only be justified and forgiven by the blood of Jesus Christ. Nobody goes to Heaven except through Christ! Amen!

Man of Sorrows

For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him Isaiah 53:2

Jesus, the Son of God, sent to Earth born of a virgin, born to be the Son of Man just like us. A carpenter’s son that nobody ever looked at twice, a faithful servant for all mankind.

He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Isaiah 53:3

Even though he was the Messiah everyone had waited for, they rejected him because they didn’t want to repent from their sins. Man loved their religion more than they loved God, therefor they decided to murder his only begotten Son who was sent to be there Savior.

Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. Isaiah 53:4

Even though Jesus was sinless and holy, he took the suffering for our sins. He took the punishment for our transgressions, and everyone blamed his suffering on himself, but he is The Lamb of God, worthy to be praised.

But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:5

Every mark, every drop of blood was for you, because of his ultimate sacrifice by His stripes we are healed, we are redeemed, all our chains are broken in Jesus Name Amen

What Is The Gospel?


What is the Gospel? As Christians we are told to preach the gospel, but do you know or can you explain what the “gospel” even is? Jesus explains the gospel clearly right here, he is actually quoting the Prophet Isaiah. The word “gospel” in the Bible simply means “Good News”

The original Greek word for gospel is “Euaggelion” which means “good tidings” “proclamation of grace of God”  “reward for good tidings”

Notice the gospel message Jesus is proclaiming is that he is setting the captives Free!  Who is he setting Free and what is he setting them Free from?

For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. Romans 6:20

The Bible tells us we are all slaves to sin. That’s right unless Jesus has set you free, you are currently a slave to your sin. The Bible also tells us that we are dead in our sins (Ephesians 2:1) This is why we need a Savior, this is the heart of the gospel message. Without Christ there is no hope for your life

So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:36

Jesus Christ has set us free from Sin and Death. Jesus went to the cross to die for your sins, but you must repent of your sin, and receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior. This is the gospel message, Jesus came to set the captives Free, we are the captives without Christ. But with Jesus there is freedom and eternal life! Amen!

True Gospel

I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. Galatians 1:6-7

There is only one true gospel of Jesus and that’s the gospel he delivered to us during his time here on Earth. There are believed to be about 40,000 different Christian denominations in the world today, how can this be when we all follow the same Christ?

This is why studying the Word of God is so important, not just because it gives us wisdom and strength, but it also lets us decipher the false religions from the True Gospel

But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. Galatians 1:8-9

Obviously since there are so many different Christian denominations then there must be many false religions. Many claiming to preach in Jesus name but are actually false prophets.

As God said let them be accursed, which means cursed. Theres a price to pay for preaching false religion and doctrine, as Jesus said what would it profit a man to gain the whole world but lose his soul?

For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. Galatians 1:10

Doesn’t this sum up Christianity today? The “Prosperity Gospel” being preached by millionaire pastors at there mega churches. They preach only what will please the masses but don’t preach the True Gospel. Hell, Sin, Demons, Rapture, and Tribulation. Topics even though there in the Bible you’ll never heard preach at today’s church.

Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. Matthew 7:22-23
Just because someone preaches in Jesus name doesn’t mean there preaching True Gospel, Jesus knows the truth because Jesus is the truth. Anyone who thinks that can deceive him with your works on Earth will be sadly mistaken.

Learn your Bible, Pray without ceasing, welcome the Holy Spirit then you will know True Gospel in Jesus Name Amen

New Creatures

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17

When you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior you’re not just a Christian but you are a “New Creature” You have been born again, your old self has passed away and you are reborn.  Make no mistake this process doesn’t happen overnight, it begins a lifelong journey to follow Christ.

(Ephesians 4:24) “And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;”

The transformation of being a “New Creature” is the renewing of your mind. When you live for the world you think worldly things. But when you live for Christ, you think heavenly things.

Your former self has passed away, your are a new person with the Holy Spirit living in you. Evil should now be repulsive and unacceptable to you. For everything we do should be for the Glory of God.

(Colossians 3:10) “And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:”

When you accept Christ in your heart, you are filled with a new spirit. And with that spirit comes great wisdom and knowledge that can only be obtained by Jesus. Lean not on your own understand and trust in the ways of The Lord.

(Romans 12:2) “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

Don’t follow the ways of the world, remember the world is under the influence of Satan. He has deceived everyone. The worlds ways only lead to destruction and death. Renew your mind thru Jesus Christ, carry your cross and follow him.

( John 3:3) ” Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

Jesus said we will  not see the Kingdom of God until we a born again, until we become a “New Creature” until we transform our minds and stop conforming to the ways of the world.  I pray we believe this and receive this in Jesus name Amen

Empty Kingdoms

Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. Matthew 4:8-9


Just like Satan lied to Jesus , he is lying to you on a daily basis. Promising great kingdoms that he will never fulfill. Because Satan doesn’t care about you or your future, he just wants your soul. He will entice you with the temporary pleasures of this world, such as money, lust, drugs, ect. These pleasures of the world will cost you your soul.

What kingdoms are you building today? Are you slaving away at your career, climbing the corporate ladder only to get there and find your life has passed you by? Remember your time on this Earth is limited, money and possessions will fade but your life could be eternal.

(Matthew 16:26)” For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”


What is your soul worth to you? Is there a pleasure worth giving your life for? Make your choices wisely, everything you do in this life has costly consequences. The world will promise you everything but in the end will deliver you nothing, but unfortunately by the time most people figure this out there life has already passed them by.

Remember with God you are a Citizen of Heaven and not of this world. Don’t fall for the traps in this world that will cost you everything. Keep your eyes and mind on above, don’t fall for Satans deceit.

(1 Timothy 6:9) “But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.”


Temptation leads to destruction. When we fall for the lies and lust of Satan, we lose our focus on God. We become consumed with ourselves and don’t think about the consequence it has on others. Why are we never satisfied with the gifts God has already blessed us with?

Notice is says it leads to perdition. Perdition is eternal damnation. Is there anything worth selling your soul for? Jesus laid down his life to give you eternal life, are you willing to throw it away for worldly lusts?

(Proverbs 11:28) “He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.”


Trust in God and not in money, the problem with wealth is people get a false sense of security. The believe if they obtain enough money they can live a pleasurable life. Live almost like a King, big house, nice car, good food, ect. But money cant save your life. Money cant buy you real love, and Money cant give you inner peace.

Theres only one way you can get all these, and that’s thru Jesus Christ. And he won’t cost you anything but he gave up everything for you. Put your trust in the Lord and not in this world. Because all the wealth and possessions will just leave you with an Empty Kingdom in Jesus Name Amen

Jesus Laid it Down

No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father. John 10:18


People who don’t know Jesus will say he was killed by the Romans, or killed by the Jews, but the truth is nobody killed Jesus. He sacrificed himself on the cross to save us from our sins. Do you really think man could kill the Son of God?

Don’t you think if Jesus really wanted to, he could have called on the angels to come save him? Jesus knew he had to be crucified to pay for our sins. There is no greater act of love than what Jesus did for us on the cross.

(Matthew 26:53) “Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?”


Jesus clearly states in this scripture he could have called on God and he would send his army of angels to protect him. But Jesus knew this was going to happen. He knew Judas would betray him and knew he had to sacrifice himself for us.

Even though many have and still deny Jesus he was still willing to go ahead and lay down his life. How can you turn your back on him?  He gave us all hope on the cross, why would you deny this?

(Matthew 4:6) “And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in theirhands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.”


Satan was testing Jesus, because he knew Jesus was the Son of God and Jesus is in charge of the angels. This is just further proof, even Satan knows the power Jesus had. But yet Jesus always displayed humility because he knew his mission here on Earth.

Why didn’t Jesus destroy Satan at this time? Because the crucifixion was necessary for all of us to be redeemed by the blood of Jesus. Without the crucifixion nobody would be worthy to enter the Kingdom of God, for we all have sinned and fallen short.

(John 10:11) “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.”


But the good news is Jesus came to save us, just as the shepherd has found his lost sheep. Jesus has found us, who are willing to listen to him. He did lay down his life for us because he loves us all.

Don’t throw away your life, Jesus has giving you a chance of eternity in the Kingdom of God. This world will pass away but Heaven will stand forever, give your life to the Good Shepherd who has found and saved you in Jesus Name Amen


Press On to the Prize

I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14


The journey of faith can be
long and tiring, but we continue to press on because we know the prize is great. Jesus warned us it wasn’t going to be easy as a Christian, persecution and discrimination are common. But your reward will be great in Heaven, blessed are those who don’t see but still believe.

Your mission from God is a higher calling. Everything you do will greatly impact the eternal future. not only your  but everyone who you touch. Your secular job on Earth is only temporary, but your calling from God is eternal and the results will impact eternity

(Matthew 10:14) “And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.”


Jesus warned us you might receive opposition to spreading the Gospel, as he said “Shake the dust of your feet” and press on. There will be some who will receive Christ and some who deny him, don’t let the haters ruin your destiny.

Don’t let your past ruin your future. You are renewed thru the blood of Jesus Christ, keep pressing toward your prize in heaven.

(1 Corinthians 9:24) “Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.”


What a strong statement, not only should we press toward our prize but let’s strive to master our craft. Some Christians just do enough to fulfill there requirements, but why not strive to be great? Why not be like David and face a giant with just a sling and stone?

But remember the race is long, brace and prepare yourself for the long haul. There will be trails and tests along the way, keep your peace and remember when to just shake the dust off your feet.

(Romans 8:28) “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”


God loves you and knows the trails you will endure, he will be with you. Just know that all you do will work for the will of God. Remember your reward is not here on Earth but in Heaven, don’t be discouraged by the events you may see.

You have a high calling from God, to serve our Lord Jesus and spread his gospel. No matter what happens, keep pressing on and you’ll receive your prize one day in Heaven in Jesus Name Amen

Got Faith?

Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls. 1 Peter 1:9?


Your faith determines everything. For it’s easy for people to say they believe but to really demonstrate that faith is a true test. For we walk by faith and not by sight. Therefore if you have no faith, you don’t walk with The Lord.

The salvation of your soul is based on your faith. God is a just God, therefore would it be fair for everyone receive the same reward. No your reward in heaven is based on your faith level and relationship you have with Jesus.

(Matthew 14:31) “And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?”


Peter believed, and when he put his faith in Jesus he walked on the water. But the Peter started to doubt and immediately began to sink. Isn’t this similar to our own lives. We believe and have faith, take a bold step, only to begin to doubt ourselves and begin to sink.

But as he did in this story, Jesus is always there to save us. But you can tell the disappointment in Jesus statement, why do you doubt? Why do we doubt? What more does Jesus have to do for us till we put full faith into him?

(Matthew 17:20) “And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.”


It only takes faith the size of the mustard seed to move a mountain, yet we still don’t have enough. Why? What do you have faith in? If you can’t believe in our Lord who saved our life, what do you believe in?

You have the power of the almighty God behind you, the God who created the Heavens and the Earth, who knows every star by name, who knows the number of hairs on your head. Why do you doubt him?

(James 2:17) “Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.


Eventually one day God is going to call you to take a leap of faith. To do something bold to show his glory. This will show your true faith, will you answer his call or ignore him?

Your task from God might seem illogical or maybe even insane to the world, but trust in The Lord and your faith will reward you. So ask yourself do you really have faith? Faith to walk on water or move a mountain or is your faith dead?



Are you Conforming or Transforming?

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Romans 12:2
Are you conforming or transforming? These are the only 2 options in life, you are either following the ways of God or your following the ways of the world.
• The world says Children can be aborted but God says Children are the Heritage of the Lord
• The world says your spouse is a ball and chain but God says A Virtuous Women is the crown of her husband
• The world says you’re weak God says I can do all things thru Christ that gives me strength
• The world says watch your back God says As Iron sharpens Iron so we sharpen one another
When you renew your mind thru Christ you begin to see the world in a whole new light.
(1 John 5:19) “We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.”
Why are the ways of the world so evil? Because the world is under control by Satan. But isn’t the Earth Gods creation, how can Satan control it? Because we allow him to. You see God is our Creator but not a dictator he gives everyone the gift of free will.
So Satan has taken advantage of that free will and convinced people to follow him thru sin. Enticing them that the pleasure of sin are greater than the gift of eternal life.
Satans influence has become so great he has control of the world thru nations, governments, technology, ect. But his control is only enabled by people choosing to follow him.
(1 John 4:4) “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”
The Power of Christ within you will give you the strength to overcome this world. Jesus conquered the world when he was raised from the dead, that same power is living inside of you thru the Holy Spirit.
Follow the ways of the world will only lead to your death. Follow Jesus he you will be giving eternal life
And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; Ephesians 4:23
But we must renew our minds and not conform to the ways of this world. For we are what we think, when we think evil thoughts as the world you become evil. Keep your mind on the things above in Jesus name Amen