Chosen

Chosen

God has a pattern of choosing the people whom the world would never choose. For instance, take Ishmael. God chose him even though his birth was not in line with God's plan for Abraham and Sarah. But Ishmael is the perfect example that the circumstances of one's birth do not affect who one is, or how God sees His creation. On two separate occasions, God sent an angel to Hagar, Ishmael's mother, and prophesied a blessing on his life.

Spiritual Freedom

Spiritual Freedom

On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress met in Philadelphia and accepted the final draft of an important document, the Declaration of Independence, which declares that ALL men are created equal and have basic rights given by God. The purpose of having a governmental institution is to protect those basic rights, which Thomas Jefferson defined as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Jesus, The Great Disciple Maker

Jesus, The Great Disciple Maker

What does it mean to be a disciple of Christ? In simple terms, it means to be a follower or student of a leader or philosopher. To be a disciple of Christ means we study His life on earth and try our best to imitate it. Christianity is really that simple—look at Christ and follow His example. However, after one reading of the Gospels, we quickly discover living a life like Christ is impossible in our own strength.