Showing posts from April, 2012

Eternal Life: It’s Not Bass Fishing

There is a creature that exists within our churches that is foreign to scripture. It has declared itself saved by once walking down a church aisle and reciting a parroted prayer, yet has no desire to really know the Lord. It says that it is headed to heaven, yet doesn’t care to read the Bible or spend time talking with God. It has remained in the same state it was in before walking that aisle, but will tell all who asks, “I’m borne again, done did that”. It says I have eternal life and when asked about this eternal life it has little to say about God, but talks about the things that will give it pleasure and happiness in heaven. It talks about hunting, fishing, playing golf, and seeing long lost family members who may or may not have known the Lord. That heaven will be pleasurable for it, but it is in no hurry to get there, it is fine right here thank you. So one may ask the question, what is eternal life? Is eternal life these things in this world that give a man pleasure an

Good News

My name is Mike Peek, I have some good news for you; but before I give you the good news I have some bad news. No one likes to think about their death, but we all are headed for death, and in death, judgment before our Creator. The bible says, “And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment”. Are you ready to face God in judgment? God has given us a Holy set of scripts, His law by which we can judge ourselves to see our standing before God; before that impending Day of Judgment. I have four questions to ask you: 1. Have you ever told a lie, even once? 2. Have ever stolen anything, regardless of its value, taken anything at all that didn’t belong to you without the owner’s permission? 3. Have you used God’s name in vain, used the names of God in place of a curse word or used His names without reverence? 4. What we are doing here is going through a few of God’s Ten Commandments; the 7th says do not commit adultery. In bringing light to this comma

The Power of God’s Word

In having recently read through the book of Ephesians I would like to impart to you a few thoughts I had. Ephesians 6:12 says: “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” Now I have to tell you, that in and of itself is frightening, but he goes on to tell us the weaponry used to fight this battle and one of which is, “the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” (Ephesians 6:17). Now how powerful is this sword that we have been given by our Lord? Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Now if you ask me I would say that is one powerful weapon, and should give us much confidence in using it “against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts

What a Good Friday

Some may call it rude, some may call it annoying, some may say he has gone mad; but I tell you this, I heard the call and obeyed. This past Friday, (Good Friday) the Lord lead me to do something I had never done before; preach the gospel in open-air. Shortly after the Lord saved me, I knew that I had to go out and tell people about Him; what He had done for me and what He had done for them. So I began to pour over His word and pray seeking His will in evangelism; in spreading the gospel (the good news) to a lost and dying world. You see, I had been a false convert; sitting on a pew in a church, listening to sermons, going to Sunday School classes, going to church functions even reading my bible. But I was lost and living a life of sin, I read my bible and didn’t even know what sin was. The Lord through the knowledge of my sin, (“for by the law is the knowledge of sin” Romans 3:20) and through the preaching of His gospel, (“that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures

Mercy, Way More Than I Ever Thought

If you have read my blogs over the past few weeks you will have noticed a pattern. I have written a lot about Romans chapter 3. I just cannot get past this; the more God teaches me and the more I learn the more there is to learn in this incredible passage. My focus has been directed by the LORD to a single passage in Romans chapter 3 that I have written about previously; the passage begins in verse 22 and ends in verse 26. This passage is so incredible it is the gospel and it answers all the questions of the faith. My focus this week has been narrowed down to a single word in that passage and has caused me to go on a journey in discovery; and what God has thought me is just amazing. I think that next to the names of God that this word is quite possibly the most important word in the entire bible yet you seldom here it spoken. This word is so important to the Christian faith, that when I stand back and look at it I am amazed that it is not used in everyday Christian language. We

The Righteousness of God

Yesterday afternoon I was meditating on Romans 3:22-26 as I find myself doing often as of late. God has really opened up my heart and mind to these scriptures in particular, with a broader focus on Romans 3:9-28 but with an even more intent focus on Romans 3:22-26. As many of you know I have been memorizing the gospel of John and I have been doing so that I may know my Lord more intimately and it has had a profound effect on me and the way I see my Lord, He is so beautiful and amazing that words cannot even begin to impart. What I have put to memory is mine, I can meditate on it at anytime anywhere and no man can take it away from me. If all of scripture was destroyed and all the writings of godly men were destroyed, what God has put to my memory will remain with me for life and eternally. But if somehow all of my memories were to be erased and I could just hold on to one passage it would be Romans 3:9-28 and particularly Romans 3:22-26, in it is the revelation of the gospel of Je