Come!Come! (Matthew 14:29, HCSB)

“When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die.” — Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Christianity is about the Spirit filled, Christ centered life. Implicit in that statement is the reality of death to yourself

23 Then He said to them all, “If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me. 24 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me will save it. 25 What is a man benefited if he gains the whole world, yet loses or forfeits himself? 26 For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when He comes in His glory and that of the Father and the holy angels. (Luke 9:23-26)


Die to your sins, they have been forgiven!

Die to your past, it has been redeemed!

Die to your hurts, bitterness, and anger, you have been healed!

Die to yourself, and live to Jesus Christ!


Who Are You? As a Christian this is a question of critical importance. When we know who we are, in Christ, the path of growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18, NKJV). When we are established in who we are as disciples of the Lord Jesus, spiritual growth… [Continue Reading]

Who Are You?

You Are Reading My Mail! 1 Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, To Philemon our beloved friend and fellow laborer, 2 to the beloved Apphia, Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the church in your house: 3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 4 I thank my God, making mention of you always… [Continue Reading]

Philemon, Bible Study Online, Jon Clayton

Psalm 139 O Lord, You have searched me and known me. 2 You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. 3 You comprehend my path and my lying down, And are acquainted with all my ways. 4 For there is not a word on my tongue, But behold, O Lord, You… [Continue Reading]

Psalms 139

Do You Know God? Kind of a different title, but there is a certain amount of truth to the question. How well do you know God? If you need to know Him better or more intimately, how do you do that? I suppose there are a number of ways: You could go to more church… [Continue Reading]

Do You Know God?

God Loves You This is one of the greatest and most important truths of God to understand as well  as learn to live out. There are so many verses which declare and illustrate this truth. Here is a short list: Deuteronomy 7:8, Psalms 146:8, John 3:16, John 16:27, Romans 5:8, Ephesians 2:4, 1 John 3:1,… [Continue Reading]

God Loves You

I Fight Because I Am A Jerk Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members? 2 You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask. 3 You ask and do not receive, because you ask… [Continue Reading]

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