mybar qbluec Jesus gave the world a New Way to Live -z Galatians 5:1 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 1 John 4:20-21 If anyone says, "I love God," yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. 21 And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother. Luke 6:27-38 27 "But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. 29 If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic. 30 Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. 31 Do to others as you would have them do to you. 32 "If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even 'sinners' love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even 'sinners' do that. 37 "Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. qblue Forgive, and you will be forgiven. -z 38 Give, and it will be given to you. For in the very same way you judge others, so will you be judged." qh4 The Sermon on the Mount Changed EVERYTHING!
If Man is Basically Good, Why Are Lions Treated this way for Fun?qblue Year-long investigation reveals sickening lion trade and ends with dramatic rescue - Daily Mail Online -z http://Lions-Farmed-and-Butchered-for-Fun
Matthew 5:1-48mybar Is there even a close second, to JESUS' CHURCH, for giving charity (of EVERY IMAGINABLE KIND!) in the most tragically poor third world countries (and every other place too), building schools, universities, hospitals and establishing spiritual families (every church is a spiritual family open to all!) so every brokenhearted or lonely person can be LOVED and HEALED and need not be ALONE? If there's a close second to Jesus' church for good deeds on the earth: NAME IT. If there's a more perfect and influential teacher than Jesus Christ, name him. Can anyone commit a violent act and then blame it on earth's most FAMOUSLY NON-VIOLENT MAN who said "turn the other cheek," "love your enemies," and "pray for those who mistreat and hate you"? Jesus is the same man who, HANGING FROM HIS CROSS and dying said "Father forgive them, they know not what they do" on behalf of the very men who hung him there! At the end of this page is Jesus' essay on Love. Can you find a better one? If you cannot name another organization that's reformed the world for two hundred years (Jesus' church has been working for thousands of years), then you owe a debt to Jesus and his churches. And if churches, to this day, do the most good to persons, countries and cultures, why would you not join the greatest force for goodness earth has ever known? In churches everywhere, every color and kind of person sits side by side singing songs, partaking of the BREAD of LIFE and Qblue planning even more good deeds -z at GREAT COST to themselves in time and money and too often, their very lives. (Eph 2:10) I meet people who spend a great percentage of their life binging on cartoons, Netlix or TV sitcoms and playing video games. It's what they like to talk about as well. You won't find any deep conversations among them EVER: only the vapidly frivolous. And every other word is the "F-bomb" or other profane, vulgar and crass swill. And they hold a job. They are certain they are good people. Are they? I ask them why they think they are good and they say, "I haven't killed anyone. I haven't hurt anyone." Not killing on a regular basis is a pretty low bar for goodness isn't it? qh3 Here is the real BAR FOR GOODNESS QBLUE James 4:17 Whoever knows all the good he can do and doesn't do it, sins. -Z Think of ALL THE GOOD for people you could do, if you tried even a little. If you are so good, then you could help the hoards or at least a few evil people to also be good couldn't you, instead of playing video games? If you are so very good, then how many orphans or lonely unattractive people who have no friends, have you befriended? How often do you invite strangers into your home and feed them and teach them? How many lives have you brought from complete chaos and darkness into a productive and stable state of LIGHT with a spiritual family to encourage them constantly? Do you even give 10% of your part in the WEALTHIEST COUNTRY ON EARTH to the poor? This is a FRACTION of what the church does! qbluec Imitating Jesus is not easy. -z qhs Who will help you? Qblue Jesus' family, the CHURCH! -z meaning every soul walking in the light as Jesus did. We all stumble in many ways. (James 3:2) But someone paid a price, that you might be qblue FORGIVEN -z and FREE of guilt and penalty as you are cleansed anew by Christ every day. sunsetbar If you would like to know what our or any church is about: read John, Matthew and Romans. For a very short read try Ephesians, 1st Peter or 1st John. To learn how the Bible says to become a Christian, that is to be born a NEW SPIRIT BEING belonging to God and added to his CHURCH FAMILY, read John chapters 1-5, Romans 1-8 and Acts 2:38 and its context! Our church meetings are designed to find out where you are SPIRITUALLY and help you grasp the power and FREEDOM Jesus gives his children over every dark force this world aims at you! qh3 A Few More Encouraging Words
Matthew 6:25-34 "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? 28 "And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.Ephesians 5:8-14 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light 9 (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) 10 and find out what pleases the Lord. 11 Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. 13 ... qblue "Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you." -z
qh3 Once you understand the following mission, you also become THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD: Luke 4:18-19 The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to:
preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners and the oppressed! I've come to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor, to comfort all who mourn and provide for those who grieve, to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning. I've come to robe them in garments of praise instead of a spirits of despair.qh4 The MYSTERY 1 Corinthians 15:51-55 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed-- 52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 53 For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. 54 When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: "Death has been swallowed up in victory." 55 "Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?" qh3 John 11:25-26 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; 26 and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Acts 22:16 And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name! Come visit! Use the Contact Form CONTACT FORM which is received instantly by text. Don't forget to leave your number! Have a question? Send it via the contact form!
Is there a more enduring global force for love than Jesus? John 1:1ff