“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.” –1 Corinthians 13:4-6
When you accepted Jesus as your Savior and Lord, you joined God’s family. You became one of His children, and you received the same rights and privileges that Jesus has. Romans 8:17, NKJV, refers to you as a “joint heir” with Jesus. What a powerful description!
Many Christians struggle to believe that God loves them. They have been raised in churches that promote the idea that God is angry or disappointed in them, that He’s holding a big celestial clipboard, checking off every time they fall short. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Have you ever loved someone so much that you had the thought, I would give my life for him (or her)? A spouse? A child? A country? It is the greatest expression of love—to die so that someone else can live (John 15:13). That’s what Jesus did for you and every other human being.
Many new Christians don't realize that salvation is not just a way to escape an eternity in hell. That's a BIG benefit, but there's more to your salvation than fire insurance! Included in your salvation is deliverance, preservation, healing, health and soundness.
In this video, Riley shares his personal experience with water baptism and why he was confused about its significance and meaning. He grew up in several churches, and received baptism according to their traditions without understanding the purpose.
Many Christians have fallen into the trap of following after perfectionism. They have somehow come to believe that they must be perfect in every way, that they must clean up their act before Jesus will love them. And yes, while Jesus desires that we love Him, He does not require perfection.
A lot of Christians think they understand what faith is. They think that if they’ve read their Bibles a few times, understand the message of salvation and believe that God can heal them (or deliver them or save them), then they are living by faith.
Have you ever wondered what Jesus is doing right now—today? Most believers haven’t. They know what He did in the past. They can tell you without hesitation about His ministry on earth, His death, resurrection and ascension. And they can testify about how those things have changed their lives.
There are many ways to share Jesus. In this video, Riley shares the approach he uses to tell others the Good News…an approach that he has used to win many to the Lord!