There is one verse in the Bible that people today love to quote to Christians, but it’s been taken completely out of context for how Jesus intended His words to be taken.
It is not till we truly understand the weight of just how great our own sin is, and the price that had to be paid that we will be able to forgive those who have hurt us.
Jeff was in NZ during the recent mosque shootings. When he got back to his church in California, he delivered a powerful message about the shootings and the one thing that will truly save the country.
Until we realise that there is a hidden spiritual world at play in our everyday struggles, we will never truly have the victorious life that Christ wants for us.
NZ prides itself on inclusivity and tolerance. But “inclusivity” and “tolerance” will not heal the broken hearted. Broken hearts need mending and mere sentiment and ideologies will not suffice.
How can we know God’s will for our lives? How can we be sure we are making the right decision about the spouse God has for us?
Forgiveness does not mean that you continue to let that person hurt you over and over again. So what does forgiveness actually mean then?
Author, Pastor, Apologist and Bible teacher Jeff Vines with a straight talking message from the Word.
Pastor Jeff spent twenty years on the mission field in Zimbabwe and New Zealand planting churches and training leaders. From 1998-2005 he was the featured speaker on the American weekly television broadcast, “Questions of Life,” and frequently debated agnostic and atheist alike on US radio. For two years Jeff served as the Teaching Pastor at Savannah Christian Church in Savannah, GA. In 2008, Jeff became the Lead Pastor of Christ’s Church of the Valley in San Dimas California. Jeff is the author of Dinner with SKEPTICS: Defending God in a World that Makes No Sense, and Unbroken: 8 Enduring Promises God Will Keep . Jeff and his wife, Robin, celebrated their 30th anniversary in July of 2016 and have two children, Delaney and Sian.