Greetings! Here’s a little bit about me. I grew up in the state of Michigan, by beautiful lakes, streams and waterfalls (hence, my love for the water and part of the inspiration for the theme of this blog). I moved to Dallas, Texas in 2000 to attend Christ for the Nations Institute. My wife, Leslie, is from Mexico. We met in Dallas, Texas and married in 2013. I also have a law degree from Regent University School of Law of Virginia Beach.
My passion is to walk with God in intimate relationship, to serve the Lord with my whole heart and to love my wife and children. We welcomed our baby boy Joseph into the world in July 2018. What a blessing he is! We have a heart for prayer, missions, and the local body of Christ. We feel called to go into all the world and preach the gospel and to minister God’s compassion to those who are hurting.
Join me on this great adventure of following Jesus!
An Invitation to Receive Christ
I hope this blog is an encouragement to you in your life’s journey. Most importantly, if you don’t know Jesus, I hope you are ready to receive Him today. Having a relationship with Jesus is the most exciting thing in the world.
The Bible says,
“…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” (Romans 3:23-24)
Although we are all guilty before God because of our sins, our sins only separate us from God is we are unwilling to receive Christ. The good news is that God’s loves you and wants to be close to you. On the cross, Jesus took upon himself the punishment for sin that we each deserve. To demonstrate His power over death and sin, God raised Jesus from the dead. When you accept Christ you no longer have to fear the judgment hell but can look forward with hopeful expectation of a heavenly reward. Your sins are forgiven. You are filled with the hope and promise of eternal life!
When you put your faith in Jesus Christ, God gives you the gift of eternal life. His blood cleanses you from all your sin. You are completely forgiven! He leads you into a life full of His love, joy, and peace. You have assurance that when you die you will go to heaven.
If you would like to receive God’s gift of eternal life, God calls you to believe in your heart and confession with your mouth. It may be helpful for you to prayer this prayer:
God, I thank you for sending Your Son, Jesus, to die on the cross for my sins. I thank you that he rose from the dead. I receive Him right now as my Savior. I ask you to come into my life and make me a brand new person. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
“…if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” –Romans 10:9
I rejoice with you regarding your decision to follow Jesus. If you prayed the prayer I want to encourage you to do a few simple things:
- If you do not already have one, get a Bible and begin to read it, so you can grow as a Christian.
- Find a local church with a body of believers who will love and encourage you in your walk with the Lord, a church that teaches and lives the Word of God, the Bible.
- Ask your pastor about being baptized.
- Develop a life of prayer and praise. Learn how to talk to God and learn how to worship Him everyday
Here’s a couple of resources (links) which may help you as you begin your journey in Christ:
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