Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Vs 3:2

Taken from MacArthur study Bible.

Repent. This is no mere academic change of mind, nor mere regret or remorse. John the Baptist spoke of repentance as a radical turning from sin that inevitably became manifest in the fruit of righteousness (v. 8 ). Jesus’ first sermon began with the same imperative ( 4:17 ). For a discussion of the nature of repentance, see notes on 2Co 7:8–11

Repentance itself is not a work, but works are its inevitable fruit. Repentance and faith are inextricably linked in Scripture. Repentance means turning from one’s sin, and faith is turning to God (cf. 1Th. 1:9 ). They are like opposite sides of the same coin. That is why both are linked to conversion ( Mk 1:15 ; Ac 3:19 ; 20:21 ). Note that the works John demanded to see were “fruit” of repentance. But repentance itself is no more a “work” than faith is ( see note on 2Ti 2:25


Happy New Year, brothers and sisters. Out with the old, in with the new. Can’t wait to see what the Lord will do in each of our lives and look forward to hearing about it, from each of you.

One day, whether in Heaven, on Earth, or under the Earth,. Everyone will bow down at office he feet of Jesus, and he will rule forever, over all all created things.

What is it, that you need to hear, you may ask? It is this amazing story of love, and self sacrifice. It is a story of how God is building his Kingdom, one soul at a time. It is truly a story, if you can hear it, that will change your life. Please take a moment and listen to this 5 minute story. (The link is below, sorry, still trying to figure out how to link)

He who has ears to hear, let him hear.
Matthew 11:15 NASB

Good News Story

A few good friends who pursue truth and righteousness, strengthens the body and soul. They speak truth, whether in encouragement or correction. They help keep us focus on the goal, for the prize, which is “Good News” (see link for good news video link below, from the Bible Project)

Iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens another.
Proverbs 27:17 NASB

Gospel of the Kingdom

Lord, may our hearts humbly bow before you, in persistent prayer. May we be alert, to the needs of others, so we might lift them up. Reveal yourself to us, through answered prayer, even though it may not be, what we wanted the outcome to be. May we always remember, that you care about us and love hearing our petitions.

Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving;

Set aside your political beliefs, which man has made.  The Bible says,  mankind was made in God’s image!  Even the most distorted of an image, deserves being treated with dignity and respect.   That also doesn’t mean, people are not supposed to submit to governmental authorities laws……unless it breaks God’s moral laws.  May God give us all wisdom, as we live in these trying times.  May he give wisdom to our leaders, who must see through the principle of scripture, and not be wise in their own eyes.

God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
Genesis 1:27 NASB

Please………you must act! This is not an intellectual exercise. The time is now to follow Jesus, if you have not! All of eternity is at stake, for you. Ask the Lord to open you eyes to his truths.