Welcome. Let me ask you a question: “Can I have your permission to be loved, forgiven and healed?” I hear you say, “You don’t need my permission!” That’s exactly right. Yet millions are held captive under guilt and condemnation by others for past mistakes. When freedom is readily available, Jesus said, “…you will know the truth, at the truth will set you free.” 1
Permission To Be Loved...
Like myself at one time, you may find yourself under such tremendous guilt and condemnation from others, that you need to give yourself permission to be loved, forgiven, and healed by God.
Once you receive Gods love and forgiveness, “…there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.” 2 Guilt and condemnation perpetuate the cycle of sin, whereas His grace, His blood, and His righteousness liberate and provide freedom from a sin consciousness.
Welcome! My goal is to effect the way people see God. I hope these monthly views and the rest of this website will help illuminate the revelation of Jesus Christ. My desire is to always have others feel loved and to help them understand God loves them.
A LOVING RESPONSE…
It is always such a blessing to hear how God uses this website to touch lives with His love. Remember, “This is real love – not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.” 1
Many people find my address on the Internet and write me personally. This is what my Christian brother, Matt, wrote:
“I grew up in a home where unhappiness was common. Love was seldom shown, nor was ‘I love you’ ever spoken. I grew up with a low self-esteem and became a driven individual who could not accept even the slightest amount of failure in my life.
Welcome! It is wonderful to know that you come to this website each month to check out what’s new. Remember, we are not be a product of our past circumstances. We choose to live a life and life more abundant in Christ Jesus, our Lord. 1
Our Identity: Spirit, Soul & Body
My latest eBook, Our Identity: Spirit, Soul & Body, isn’t all that new to me. For almost four decades I have continually reminded myself of who I am, what I have, and what I can do in Christ. By faith in God’s grace, I have been able to overcome my past, live in the now and see a glorious future and purpose for my life.2
This eBook has three parts: I wrote Part 1 in 2004. Part 2 was a work for three years in the early 80s, but I’ve taught Spirit, Soul & Body all over three years. Part 3 is a living testimony of how I’ve applied these teachings in my life. Altogether, along with 18 charts, it makes a presentation of our identity in Christ that I believe will be a blessing.
At the end of each chapter, you’ll find confessions of who you are, what you have, and what you can do. These are given so you can remind yourself of your covenant with God. As you do, you’ll be able to project these truths to others so their way will be illuminated as well.
Welcome! It’s hard to believe that thousands of people come to this little – humble website looking for something about my past. You find not only the bad news confessed, but the Good News of Jesus Christ professed loudly. “For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.” 1
Amazon and Barnes & Noble
My e-books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble for their minimum price of .99 cents, unlike on iTunes where they are free. Amazon will match the free iTunes price if you use the match price option.
Our desire is to offer books free of charge. Over a thousand books have been given out free on iTunes and even a greater number for free on Amazon. To His disciples, Jesus said, “…freely you have received, freely give.” 2
Will You Die For Me?
My first book, Will You Die For Me?, isn’t offered as an e-book yet, but you can read it in full for free on this website. It was written in a sensitive manner without causing more harm. The sole purpose is to share the truth of my past and the testimony of my conversion to Christ in 1975.
Merry Christmas! May this be your best Christmas ever. It will be my 45th one in prison but I’m praising God with the host of heaven, shouting, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.” 1
What Pleases God?
Many of us have lived our lives being a man pleaser. I know I was one. This is the way I received my acceptance and identity, but it was never enough to satisfy my deepest need.
So naturally, when I asked Christ into my heart, I tried hard to please God with good works. But I found out that I could never do enough to please God religiously, no matter how much I prayed, read His word or went to church.
Finally, the LORD showed me that only Jesus, His Son, could please God for us through His sacrifice on the cross for our sin. “For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.”2
Faith Pleases God…
We make it so complicated, but it really is simple to please God. We try hard, but the LORD wants us to simply trust in His finished works at the cross.
Jesus made it possible for us to please God. According to Scripture, we can only please God by faith in Christ.