Hello, friend! I have some super exciting news!! A friend of mine was born again this week! That is truly one of the best things I've heard in a really long time! What does it mean to be born again? Pharisees in the Bible did not always love God the way that they should, but Nicodemus was a Pharisee and he went straight to Jesus with some really big questions! He was hungry for the TRUTH, and who better ask than Jesus? Nobody, right?!
We are born once by flesh, by our mommy. Jesus told Nicodemus that you have to be BORN AGAIN to go to Heaven (John 3). Nicodemus asked some really good questions and Jesus told him the simple TRUTH. "Flesh gives birth to flesh, but Spirit gives birth to spirit.... John 3:6."
Another way to think about this is found in 2 Corinthians 5:17, "Therefore if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation. The old is gone and the new has come." The second "birth" is of the Holy Spirit!! Jesus wants to make us new! How exciting!! Watch and see! Happy Birthday, Noah;)!
Hello, friend! I missed you last week!! We were in Mexico helping a church tell people about Jesus and build a place for their pastor to live. I hope you have been in your Bible and praying, daily. Today we are looking at Matthew 19:1-12 to see what Jesus said to the Pharisees about divorce and marriage. Remember, the Pharisees were not fair you see. Most of them didn't like Jesus and they were trying to trick Him.
Did you know that GOD CREATED MARRIAGE? Yep, He sure did! God created marriage and defined it in Genesis and Jesus confirms it again in Matthew 19. Marriage is between one man and one woman for the rest of their lives. The three main purposes for marriage: 1.) To GLORIFY GOD 2.) For COMPANIONSHIP 3.) To MULTIPLY or to have kids. God knows not all people are going to have kids, but many are called to get married and have godly kids. Everybody's calling is different, we are all uniquely made for different purposes.
When Jesus was asked about divorce He reminded them about Genesis and how God our Creator, created marriage. He told them that marriage is created for one man and one woman to leave their parents and unite together for the rest of their lives. The Pharisees reminded Jesus that Moses gave out divorce certificates, and Jesus told them how it wasn't always that way. Divorce was created by man, not God. God allowed divorce to happen because their hearts were hard, and they didn't listen to God. Malachi 2:16, it says, "God hates divorce." Why? Because it covers one's garment with violence... in other words, people can get really mean when divorce happens. GOD LOVES PEOPLE... He wants the best for us.
Divorce can be painful, but God is our ultimate healer.... Psalm 147:3... He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds... claim that verse for your life. If your heart is broken, not just because of divorce, our GOD can and wants to heal us!! Healing is freely given to anyone who asks Jesus for help. Ask Him to help you.
Hey, friend! Money, money, money... what does Jesus say about money? Is money evil? No, that is not what God teaches us through His Word. I Timothy 6:10 tells us that the LOVE of money is the root of all kinds of evil!
What is the love of money? The Bible teaches us to love the Lord with everything that we have, but some people will not listen to God and chase after money and earthly possessions, instead of God. When people do this they start breaking the Ten Commandments God gave us to help keep us safe and to live a full and joyful life.
The LOVE of money can cause major problems, desires, deception, and destruction. When we LOVE Jesus, life is real and you can have joy in the midst of tough times. Money will not buy you love. Money is not God. GOD IS LOVE. GOD IS LIFE. Watch and see!
Ask big questions, because we have a BIG GOD! This series of 52 video blogs is geared towards kids to know the WORD, Jesus!