Love one another as Jesus has loved us.

Confusion, self-pity, cowardice 

Immersed in icy, hostile memories

Wicked, dishonest, selfish choices

Suffocating victim mentality 

Drowning in the sea of hopelessness

Reeling from the enemy’s cruel taunts

Accepting as truth his vicious lies

Believing weakness, loser defines me

Grayness forever colors my world 

No escape, no relief, no hope, nothing

Devastated, lost, no where to turn

The abyss beckons me to surrender

Promising liberation, freedom

Escape from prolonged, unbearable pain

Suddenly, snatched from my living hell

A faint whisper of possibility

Slowly bubbles up within my soul

Promises of a brighter tomorrow

Glimmers of confidence, strength, courage, hope

Overcome shyness, weakness, fear, despair

Falling to my knees, arms lifted high

Heavenly Papa has rescued my soul

Faithfully watching over His child

Never will Papa forsake or leave me

Eternally thankful I am His

Don’t know about you, but I’ve grown weary of…

Death separating me from loved ones.

Personal kingdoms built on the backs of hard working Americans.

The greedy and heartless destroying planet earth.

Relationships, careers and dreams shipwrecked by lies.

The reputations of the innocent damaged by subversive schemes and slander.

The poor, uneducated and marginalized victimized by those in authority.

What can be done to negate hate, injustice, and greed?

Disciples of Christ MUST internalize 2 Peter 3:10-13

The day of the Lord will come and take everyone by surprise— as unexpected as a home invasion. The atmosphere will be set on fire and vanish with a horrific roar, and the heavenly bodies will melt away as in a tremendous blaze. The earth and every activity of man will be laid bare.

Since all these things are on the verge of being dismantled, don’t you see how vital it is to live a holy life? We must be consumed with godliness while we anticipate and help to speed up the coming of the day of God. When the atmosphere will be set on fire, and the heavenly bodies consumed in a blaze.

But as we wait, we trust in God’s royal proclamation to be fulfilled. There are coming heavens new in quality, and an earth new in quality where righteousness will be fully at home.

Disciples of Christ must ROB satan of his power to deceive and manipulate by…

Repentance— CHANGE the way you think. CHANGE your attitude. CHANGE your behavior so it aligns itself with Papa’s truth— His wisdom— His righteousness.

Obedience— SUBMIT to Papa’s sovereign, absolute authority and to His truth.

Backbone— DO NOT compromise Papa’s word— His truth. BOLDLY proclaim the Gospel— Papa’s heavenly treaty with earth’s inhabitants.

Yes, the day is coming when Jesus will rule the earth. 

When heaven on earth is a reality.

When tears are no more.

Join the growing multitude of Christians whose hearts are strong as steel and soft as silk. Usher in the return of our Savior and King— Lord Jesus Christ!  

Even though you’ll never know all the answers to the “whys” of life or discover all the treasures of the Kingdom on this side of eternity. Never forget Jesus is the Son of God. 

This is what ultimately changed Peter’s heart. The man who deserted Jesus in His time of need no longer feared man. Jesus was now Lord and Master of his life.

Living a holy, sacrificial life was Peter’s “thank you” for this incredible and undeserved gift of love and forgiveness. A “thank you” thousands heard on the day of Pentecost. 

People of Israel, listen to the facts. Jesus, the Victorious, was a Man on a divine mission. Whose authority was clearly proven. For you know how God performed many powerful miracles, signs, and wonders through Him.

This Man’s destiny was prearranged, for God knew that Jesus would be handed over to you to be crucified. That you would execute Him on a cross by the hands of lawless men. Yet it was all part of His predetermined plan. God destroyed the cords of death and raised Him up because it was impossible for death’s power to hold Him prisoner. 

Repent and return to God. Each one of you must be baptized in the name of Jesus, the Anointed One, to have your sins removed. Then you may take hold of the gift of the Holy Spirit. For God’s promise of the Holy Spirit is for you and your families, for those yet to be born and for everyone whom the Lord our God calls to Himself.”

Peter preached to them and warned them with these words.“Be rescued from the wayward and perverse culture of this world!”

Those who believed the word that day numbered three thousand. They were all baptized and added to the church. Acts 2:22-24 and 38-41

Why was Peter’s message so powerful? 

Jesus is truth. 

Jesus hung on the cross and conquered death through His resurrection. 

Jesus ultimately will abolish death forever. 

Jesus denies no one the opportunity to repent and be baptized into the family of God. 

Jesus has the power to radically transform anyone who will call upon His name and believe His truth. 

God expressed His love for the world in this way. He gave His only Son so that whoever believes in Him will not face everlasting destruction but will have everlasting life.

John 3:16

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