Monthly Archive: April 2015

A New Creation

Randall Daluz Plant In HandsII Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

What does it mean to be “a new creation”?  It means you can start over.  That’s right!  No matter how fouled up your life has been, you can erase the past and start over.  But, you can’t do it alone.  You need help!  I have some really awesome news for you, friend.  Jesus Christ can help you.  He is the only help you’ll need.  In fact, He is the only real help there is.  And, guess what!  He wants to help you.  He can’t wait to rescue you from yourself and the world.  Why?  Because He loves you beyond all reasoning.  Your brain does not have the capacity to even begin to calculate the Lord’s love for you.  Now, you may not know Jesus.  I am sure you have heard of Him, but you may not know Him.  Well, He knows you, friend.  And, He desperately wants you to get to know Him.   (more…)

Resurrection Sunday

Randall Daluz The Resurrection Changed EverythingJohn 3:16  For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Dear Readers: This past Sunday was Easter… Or what I like to call Resurrection Sunday!  The Lord has risen!  Praise God!  Let every knee bow to His glory!

Now, there are two ways to celebrate Easter.  There is the pagan way, which revolves around fertility.  The Easter bunny is the symbol of the pagan version.  The eggs represent the blessings of being with child.  We can debate whether or not we should give our kids eggs and baskets.  My personal belief is that as long as we teach them about the Lord and that the Easter bunny is pretend but Jesus is real, I see no harm in it.  I would even encourage you to follow your heart and pray on it.  So, why do we celebrate the death and resurrection of our Lord on a pagan holiday?  The answer is Emperor Constantine – who unified his empire under Christ.  In an attempt to make the transition easier, he aligned pagan holidays with Christian holidays.

Now, let us discuss the only true way to celebrate Resurrection Sunday.  It is a day in which we should recognize and celebrate the great sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ and His triumph over death for our sake. John 3:17-18  says “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.  He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (more…)