Standing For the Gospel of Christ

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There is a new progressive movement going on in some so-called churches where they accept anything.  They say come to this church and you can do as you please.  They say you can drink beer, you can commit adultery, you can find some other spiritual way to Heaven and still be forgiven, because you are part of this loving, accepting church.  They tell you lies that Christ loves you just the way you are, even in your sins.

Well the Christ Jesus that I serve tells us something quite different, he tells us that we must have a repentant heart; that we must turn from our sins and live a life pleasing to him… a holy life.  Yes, we are to love others and forgive others, but we are not to accept sin freely into our churches.  The Bible preaches against being drunk with excess.  The Bible preaches against homosexuality, adultery, lasciviousness, against lying, stealing, cheating, etc…..

I heard a sermon the other day, that talked about when Christ lived on this earth.  He was an austere man; which means: severe, stern, strict in manner.  He often got on to his own disciples for things that they did, such as when the disciples rebuked people for bringing little kids to him.  Another time when he asked the disciples to pray, instead found them all sleeping instead.   Jesus lived a perfect life without sin and expects us to strive for that too.  So no, he would not welcome sin into the church. 

Today we must stand for what is right and contend for the faith of Jesus Christ; for what he stood for, what he expects of us as Christians.  We must accept falsehoods into our church, just for member’s acceptance or so we don’t offend anyone.  We should stand firm for Jesus Christ. Read more at: Contending For the Faith

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Impressionist Artist

Who do you consider to be one of the great Impresionist?  Some say Pissarro, others might say: Monet, Guillaumin and Cezanne.  Some what exactly does Impressionism mean: It  is a 19th-century art movement characterised by relatively small, thin, yet visible brush strokes, open composition, emphasis on accurate depiction of light in its changing qualities (often accentuating the effects of the passage of time (Wikipedia).  Some say it is the physics of color or perhaps tone.  Others say it was a French movement of a group of artists who shared a set of related approaches and techniques.  To me it is a masterpiece of color and depth. 

I enjoy Monet’s work and I guess you can see why.  Here is two of his paintings.

 

Check out my blog post about Impressionism: https://artistdesign.yolasite.com/Blog.php

America- Neighbors Helping Neighbors

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Some tragic events conspired this week, but that doesn’t stop the brave from continuing on and fighting against tribulation and trials that they face.  Since Hurricane harvey dumped several inches of rain upon Houston, TX and surrounding cities, I have seen a land full of compassionate neighbors helping one another. These are people all over the great land of America that are coming to the aid. They are traveling great distances to help the people who have lost their homes and possessions to the flood waters of Hurricane Harvey.

See Love doesn’t see color, race, or political view. Love sees someone in need and runs to help others. People full of love stops to help someone stranded, takes food to the hungry and rescues people from the flood waters, despite the risk. They run to the aid with all they have. That is what I have seen in our American neighbors. We are still the United States of America. Lets love one another and help someone with all we have. Thanks! America! You are truly the land of the brave.

 

View this painting at: Art Design by TK

 

Art Design

Recently I started to add to my portfolio. I love art, painting, sculpting and anything to do with art. So I have added painting to my repertoire.   My new artwork can be seen at Art Design.

Check out my website to see some of my Artwork of Abstract, Landscapes, or Still life. Most of my artwork is done in Acrylic paint and done on canvas. They are available for purchase.

  Here is a view pieces to view.

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Make sure you tell your family and friends about my work!  Thanks for letting me share these with you.

Coming Kingdom of Christ

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Coming Kingdom of Christ

Godly Witnesses For Christ

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The Lord Jesus Christ, who is the Seed of David, will restore his kingdom on this earth.  In Matthew 1 we learn about the genealogy of Jesus and how he was the descendant of King David.  In Luke 1:31-33, Mary was told that she would bring forth a son and that he would reign over the house of Jacob forever.  The text reads, “And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.” 

In Jesus ancestry line, we know that Jesus was a descendant of Abraham, Jacob and later David. Matthew Chapter 1 says…

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Poem about Christmas

One day long ago, in times past,
God sent a sign for the wisemen,
Way up high a star was cast,
To lead the way to his dear son.
Gifts were brought to celebrate,
Of Gold, frankincense and Myrrh,
Jesus, God’s son deserved a better fate,
Than to die for the sins of the world.
Mary was the chosen, from above,
To give birth to the Savior,
He was given because of God’s love,
To die for the sins of the world.
Angels rejoiced in Jesus birth,
Because he was God in the flesh.
He was born to live on the earth,
To die for the sins of the world.
Heaven mourned while he was away,
Winning the lost and saving souls,
He went to the cross that last day,
To die for the sins of the world.

Poem: Compassion

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What is this thing
that opens our hearts to others
Choosing to be caring
when others walk on by.

What is this thing
that resembles something of love
showing pity and kindness it brings
when nothing else can suffice.

Giving food to a stranger,
stopping when someones hurt
Removing them from danger
Lending an ear and shoulder to cry on

Jesus helped those in need
full of compassion for others
Showing many a thoughtful deed
An example for all to see

All Lives Matter

Recently we have seen a lot of shootings that are racially induced.  One guy is harmed by police so another man goes on to kill a police officer.  Why?  Shouldn’t we love one another and quit judging someone by their sin color.  If someone was injured would you check out their skin color to see if you wanted to help them, Or would you run to their rescue without thinking about it.  Recently I had the chance to help some women who had been in a serious car accident.  I didn’t look at their skin color first, I saw that they were human beings with lives that mattered.

The media is race bating.  They are creating chaos and for what.   We are all people with importance.  It doesn’t matter who we are or where we live.  We should love each other like Jesus Christ loves us.  He gave his life on a cross for all mankind.  He didn’t choose a select group of people that he wanted to die for.  John 3:16 says: For God so loved the world!!!!!!  That he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him, should not perish but have everlasting life.

When we start loving others more than we do ourselves, then this world will become a better place to live.  What happened to the times when someone would help out their neighbor.  We shouldn’t do things for payment but because we want to. We should look for ways to help out our fellow man.  We are all in this world together.  Time we started acting like it.  Time to show others love and forgive one another.  Love can erase hate.  No one is better than another. All lives matter to me, all lives matter to God.

Are You an “IF” Christian

I heard a sermon by Dr. Martin Luther King on the “If” Christian.  The “If’  Christian is one who has decided to follow Christ only when everything runs smoothly.  They are willing to serve Jesus Christ when it is easy and considered the “In” thing.  Often they bargain with God and agree to follow him “If” everything is easy; if they don’t have to endure sufferings or persecution.  They follow the Lord when it makes sense for them; if they receive something in return, such as: a good job, a nice family, plenty of money and great health. When bad things start to happen to them, then their faith is tested.  They do not want to do anything that will make their life uneasy.  They don’t want to lose friends, family or their great lifestyle, so they often compromise on their beliefs.  They choose to be silent when people oppose their beliefs or their faith.  Dr. Martin Luther King wasn’t a “If” Christian but a minister who stood against those laws that were evil.
In this sermon, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr preached on three Christians that refused to bow down and worship the image of gold.  Daniel Chapter three tells us that Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego stood against the evil of the land.  They had a faith greater than that of man.  They believed on the God above and took a stand against King Nebuchadnezzar and his law.  They knew that God would deliver them out of fiery furnace that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up.  They said, “If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.”

Their faith was deep enough and real enough that nothing was going to compromise their faith; nothing was going to get them to forsake their true God for a false god.  They had enough faith that they trusted in God to deliver them; but if not, they would die with their faith intact.  What about you?  Are you willing to take a stand against injustice or evil laws.  They are coming and coming soon.  We have a president that is writing his own laws.  We have a Roman Pope that is writing and changing laws into what is evil.  Hitler changed laws and they were considered the law of the land.  Are you willing to die for your belief in God?  Are you willing to stand up against those things you know God hates?
Judge Roy Moore of Alabama is taking a stand against “gay marriage” in Alabama.  He says that his God is against it and he will not support anything that his God is against.  He is willing to lose his job, where he was making a lot of money and held for years, for his beliefs.  He is willing to take a stand against evil in this land; which shows his faith.  He doesn’t have a “If” faith but a true faith in God.  He is suffering persecution now and has in the past, when he lost his job for refusing to take down the “Ten commandments” statue.

Never have I ever seen so much confusion on what is right and wrong.  Satan has blinded many people’s eyes to where people no longer see the truth of what is right.  They call you a ‘Bigot’ if you don’t accept everyone and everything.  Some even say that we should allow anyone to go to any bathroom they chose.  It doesn’t matter if they are a pedophile or not.  How dare we hurt their feelings and tell them sin is wrong.  How dare we say it is not right to rape a child.  That is their viewpoint and it is getting worse. Some are even petitioning against a Pedophile going to jail.  They are saying he was born to be evil so let him get away with it.  See how crazy this sounds.
Soon there is coming a law that will require everyone to bow down and worship an “image of the beast.”  One will be required to take a mark in their right hand or forehead in order to buy or sell (Revelation 13).  Those that refuse to take the mark or worship the image will suffer on this earth.  They will be persecuted, perhaps thrown in prison for their refusal.  Those that worship the beast or take his mark will receive judgment of God (Revelation 20).
Jesus told us that we might have to face persecution and sufferings of this life, but he said he would never leave us or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5).  God will walk with you and will help you in everything you do.  You do not have to walk alone.  You can trust in the Almighty God and believe on his son, Jesus Christ. If you are a Christian, God promised you eternal life (John 5:24).  If you are not, I urge you to accept Christ before it is too late.

Related post:
https://godlywitnesses.wordpress.com/2015/01/20/take-up-your-cross-daily/
https://godlywitnesses.wordpress.com/2013/08/26/standing-for-god-in-this-present-day/

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