Thursday, December 07, 2017

What Do You See? (Matt. 1:21)

Maybe it is time for all of us to get back to the source of God's message. Learn more in this Recharge Video. Please share. or

View video in Standard Definition or High Definition

Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Bible and Sexual Abuse

Abuse, Harassment, or Misconduct, no matter what you call it, God had something to say about it long ago.  I am amazed at the current flood of powerful, influential men who have been outed as to their egregious and once hidden and protected behavior.  Thankfully, our culture still respects the concept that an individual is to be offered protection from the predatory practices of those who are in position to coerce one into non-wanted intimate activity, and to offer justice to those who have been violated.  We rightfully respect and support those who have been victimized, traumatized and objectified.  

Unsurprisingly God’s standards are higher than our cultural consensus.  In many of the well-publicized cases, the abuser has claimed that all activity was “consensual.”  While that may be an attempt to save one from legal peril it does not save one from the burden of sin before a Holy God.  To be brief, God makes it very clear in the Bible that sexual activity is his gift to mankind and is to be practiced within the protection and blessing of marriage between a man and woman.  When channeled in the right direction our God-given passion can bring a loving couple together in guilt-free intimacy that not only strengthens the bond with a spouse but builds healthy families that build healthy communities that build healthy societies. 

Maybe it is time to say what God had said all along.  Obedience to His standards of sexual practice is to be proclaimed as the norm, not the exception, in a society that wishes to protect all of its constituents.

Following are a few portions of Scripture for your consideration.

Jesse Waggoner

2 Timothy 2:22
Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

Ephesians 5:25
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her,

Colossians 3:5
Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.

Exodus 20:14
You shall not commit adultery.

Proverbs 5:18
Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth,

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

God With Us (Matt. 1:23)

A simple reminder that in the midst of our busy lives to not forget that God came to be with us. Learn more in this Recharge Video. Please share. or

View video in Standard Definition or High Definition

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Worried? (1 Peter 5:7)

Yes there is a place to take your worries, and leave them there. Learn more in this Recharge Video. Please share. or

View video in Standard Definition or High Definition

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Compassion (Psalm 103:13)

How does God react to our cries for help? Learn more in this Recharge Video. Please share. or

View video in Standard Definition or High Definition

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Which Measure? (Proverbs 16:2)

Using the right measure will ensure a life well lived. Learn more in this Recharge Video. Please share. or

View video in Standard Definition or High Definition

Thursday, October 05, 2017

One Way!

Is there only one way to heaven? It is a critically important question.  The answer is even more important.  Rather than hearing my words I recommend that you listen to the Words of our Lord as found in the Bible.

1 Timothy 2:3-6

 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.  For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time

Acts 4:12
Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.

John 14:6

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through

Romans 5:17

For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.

Romans 5:18

Therefore, as through one man’s offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life.

Romans 5:19

For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.

Heb. 10:12

But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sin from that time waiting till His enemies are made His footstool. For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.

John 8:24

Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.”

2 Corinthians 5:21

For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

John 17:3

And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent

Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 10:9

that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

1 John 5:11-12

And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.

Acts 16:31

So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.”

Luke 24:46-49

Then He said to them, “Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And you are witnesses of these things. Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.”

Phil. 2:8-11

And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Rev. 5:9-10, 12, 13

And they sang a new song, saying:
“You are worthy to take the scroll,
And to open its seals;
For You were slain,
And have redeemed us to God by Your blood
Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,
And have made us kings and priests to our God;
And we shall reign on the earth.”

12 “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain
To receive power and riches and wisdom,
And strength and honor and glory and blessing!”

“Blessing and honor and glory and power
Be to Him who sits on the throne,
And to the Lamb, forever and ever"