The Bad News, More Bad News, and The Good News

Which do you want first; the good news, or the bad news + the other bad news?  Let’s go ahead and get both of the bad news stories out of the way.  The first bad news……………Everyone is going to die.

The second bad news………….unfortunately no one is good enough to make it to heaven on their own.  That’s correct, no matter how good or how bad you are, you’ll never make it to heaven on your own.  Does that mean you’ll go to hell when you die?  Well, if you’re depending on your own “goodness”, unfortunately, yes.

The good news…………we have a choice on continuing to live after dying here on earth.  We have a choice.  We never have to see or experience hell at all.  The choice is ours to make.  While some people question what exactly happens to us after we die, Christians have no doubt; at least true and faithful Christians.  If you are one of those who fall into the “doubtful” category, Christian or not, if the two pieces of “bad news” above got your attention, keep reading. Continue reading “The Bad News, More Bad News, and The Good News”

Coming Home

In the Bible in Luke 15:11-32, Jesus gives us the parable of the prodigal son. While at first glance this short story jumps out as primarily about a son lost to sin returning to his father, the meaning is actually much deeper on several levels. If you were to be honest with yourself and identified all the things in your life currently separating youGods Grace from God, what would it take for you to push them to the side, completely, and go running back into the arms of God the Father? Maybe you struggle with the fact that God accepts anyone and everyone from all walks of life and levels of sin just as equally as He accepts you and that fact makes you uneasy; or angry even. Continue reading “Coming Home”