The most important thing that any man can do

I am the doorJesus said, “I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved.”  Sam Shoemaker, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, penned the following powerful poem.  He lived his life to lead people to the door, that is Christ.  Allow this to impact you today:

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Jesus is Perfect Love


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What a beautiful mystery is the love of God.  Jesus is alive and the witness to the love of God.  “And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.” 1 John 4:16

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Change the World

Yeshua In Jeremiah 23 God says, “But let him who has My word speak My word in truth.” and “Is not My word like fire and like a hammer which shatters a rock?”  

The words in this video are intense, like fire, like a hammer or like a sword.  But they are words of Truth spoken in Love.  Enjoy and may your world be shaken by the reality of the gospel!

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Pastor Ballard’s Testimony


Pastor Ballard

“Pastor Ballard” has been in the lives of the Knapp’s since the early 90’s.  He has walked with us through thick and thin and raised us up in the Lord, encouraging us and building us up in the faith.  Here is what he has to say about Dr. Knapp and his book:

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What is Going on Here!?

Healing the sick with textConsider the humanity of Jesus

John 1:14 says, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” This beautiful mystery makes me so happy!

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Thank You!

thank-youLord, I’m sorry for failing to be grateful for all the wonderful blessings You have given me. First of all, thank You for sending Jesus to show me Yourself and Your heart, and to purchase my wonderful salvation. Thank you for the body of Christ, and for all the wonderful people You’ve placed in my life. Continue reading

Kind Words


Thank you Carol Bruinsma for your kind words of affirmation!


Focus on the Author

keep your eyes on JesusSteve Jobs said, “Focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.”

It is my heart and desire to allow God to clear me of anything that is not set on pursuing Him. It is simple to serve God.  It is complex not to.

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am i worthy of forgiveness?

What is Your Worth?What am I worth?

The value or worth of an object is determined by how much someone is willing to pay for it.  My value and worth is determined by how much God was willing to pay for me.  I am worth everything to him.  It cannot be said enough: My God loved me so much that he gave from himself his Word, his Son Jesus, to become flesh and live and die for me.  He did this so that I could believe and receive Him, His nature and His reward.  He traded himself in for me and I trade myself in for Him. He took my sin-dead life and made me alive, eternally in the Anointed One (Ephesians 2:5). 

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Consider the Poor

Consider the poorFrom David:

The picture above comes from Lester Rosebrock on a trip to Ethiopia in 2011.  I was not on that trip, but I have been to Ethiopia since then and spent a fair amount of time there.  My dad talks about one of his experiences in Ethiopia in a previous chapter.  I included this picture and place primarily because there are many impoverished people there and it was a tremendous blessing to be able to give in a place with so much need.  I do, however, want to point out that just because a place or a people appear to be impoverished in the physical sense of the word, it does not mean that they do not have tremendous riches in other areas.

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