#Cast an Eternal Vote

Luke 1:32-33, “He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David; and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end.” NAS I have received several emails asking when I planned to blog about the election. Since LOVE2020 is a prayer and evangelism ministry, not a politically focused organization, I had not planned on…

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Is Jesus A LIberal or Conservative?

As Christians, have you ever considered how Jesus would vote in a presidential election or what party He would join, if any?  I have – and those thoughts haunt me every four years.  The last thing I want to do is cast a vote that doesn’t align with His will. Jesus wouldn’t just vote along party lines or based on a single issue, as so many Christians do today.  It’s not that simple.  A close study of the life…

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Prepared To Share

1 Peter 3:15, “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,” NAS Greetings Neighbors, I continue to thank Jesus for you and all that you are doing to show your love for Him and your “neighbors.” I had the joy of attending the Imagine conference last week. Imagine was a…

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Why Is Humility Sorely Lacking in this Election?

What’s the first word that springs to mind when you hear Hillary Clinton’s name or watch her during the debates?  What about Donald Trump?  I guessing in both cases that word isn’t…“humble.” Many Christians find it hard to vote for candidates so hungry for power, fame and fortune.  Frankly we should be reluctant to support anyone ostensibly willing to do and say anything to occupy the White House, possibly the most influential political position in the world today. We’re…

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Labor of Love

1 Thessalonians 1:2-3 “We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers. We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.” NIV   Greetings Neighbor! Although the verses above were the greeting from Paul, Silas and Timothy to the church in Thessalonica; I do thank God for all of you and I pray for…

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Where Would Jesus Be (WWJB)?

Last week, we talked about how a disciple of Jesus takes on His attributes – and that He was first and foremost a servant. In Jesus’ time, disciples of a rabbi were called Talmudine.  It was considered a great honor to be asked by a rabbi to “come follow me”.  It meant they were deemed worthy, with potential to become exactly like their rabbi one day.  To attain that goal, disciples imitated who they followed in every respect –…

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Worship While You Work

Colossians 3:17, “Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.” NASB Greetings Neighbor, I want to tell you how much I appreciate you reading and sharing my blog each week; I pray for you and ask Jesus to guard and guide you as you continue to share His love and message in your neighborhood, on campuses, and everywhere the Lord takes you in…

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ARE YOU A “DISCIPLE?” A Surefire Litmus Test

Last week we showed how Powerful Christians aren’t private, passive or pensive.  They don’t rail against all that is wrong with the world, nor are they quiet about what they believe.  They aren’t “pew potatoes” that check the proverbial boxes, showing up on Sundays and doing a few “church chores”.  They see compassion and evangelism as their personal responsibilities, and don’t leave it to the “professionals.”  Powerful Christians recognize that sitting on the sidelines isn’t an option when the consequences facing…

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Love Distinguishes by Rick Ezell

  Love distinguishes believers. Jesus said, “A new commandment I give you: Love one another.  As I have loved you, so you must love one another.  By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” (John 13:34-35 NIV). Jesus gave a diagnostic tool to the entire world to test whether one is a follower of his simply on the basis of their love. That’s a high standard. The early believers, surrounded by paganism,…

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