The Blood of Jesus is the Most Valuable Commodity in Existence.

The Blood of Jesus is the Most Valuable Commodity in Existence.

Just because you feel guilty doesn't mean you are guilty.

Just because you feel guilty doesn't mean you are guilty.

God can be our foundation, protection, and deliverer.

God can be our foundation, protection, and deliverer.

The Bible is everyone’s user guide for life.

The Bible is everyone’s user guide for life.

Experiencing pain can make it feel as though God is not with us, even when He is!

Experiencing pain can make it feel as though God is not with us, even when He is!

It's not a good life strategy to do something or to not do something that bothers God.

It's not a good life strategy to do something or to not do something that bothers God.

Obedience to God requires a deep trust in God.

Obedience to God requires a deep trust in God.

God passionately wants us to rely on Him.

God passionately wants us to rely on Him.

The absence or presence of faith, makes all the difference in how accurately we see our realities.

The absence or presence of faith, makes all the difference in how accurately we see our realities.

Some things in our lives can only be accomplished through the power of God.

Some things in our lives can only be accomplished through the power of God.

It Is not a noble thing to be stubborn hearted.

 It Is not a noble thing to be stubborn hearted.

The spiritual forces of evil constantly try to hack our souls.

The spiritual forces of evil constantly try to hack our souls.

The only thing more outrageous than outrage is someone faking outrage.

The only thing more outrageous than outrage is someone faking outrage.

Wronging other people is bad for the people being wronged but even worse for those who wrong other people.

Wronging other people is bad for the people being wronged but even worse for those who wrong other people.

Sometimes it's good to just be quiet about certain things for a while.

Sometimes it's good to just be quiet about certain things for a while.

Uncontrolled tempers break both those who don't control their tempers and those around them.

Uncontrolled tempers break both those who don't control their tempers and those around them.

Just don't be wicked.

Just don't be wicked.

It is better to be humiliated than to be proud.

It is better to be humiliated than to be proud.

* The most important thing in any and every situation is always to do our very best to live in a way that pleases God.

* The most important thing in any and every situation is always to do our very best to live in a way that pleases God.

Forgiveness is a powerful weapon against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms and lack of forgiveness is a powerful weapon for the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Forgiveness is a powerful weapon against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms and lack of forgiveness is a powerful weapon for the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

If we keep Jesus' words, our souls will never die. We will simply go through a metamorphosis, like how a caterpillar becomes a butterfly.

 If we keep Jesus' words, our souls will never die. We will simply go through a metamorphosis, like how a caterpillar becomes a butterfly.

Being bothered is a big part of the human experience.

Being bothered is a big part of the human experience.

Jesus can easily fix any of our impossible situations

Jesus can easily fix any of our impossible situations

Godly forgiveness is like an extremely rare and beautiful flower.

Godly forgiveness is like an extremely rare and beautiful flower.

As one's faith increases, so does one's love.

As one's faith increases, so does one's love.

Pursuing peace with others can make us feel peaceful within ourselves.

Pursuing peace with others can make us feel peaceful within ourselves.

Where there are humans, there will be conflict.

Where there are humans, there will be conflict.

Why not give mercy as freely as we need it?

Why not give mercy as freely as we need it?

Kindness is Beautiful.

Kindness is Beautiful.

Fire keeps burning until there is nothing left to burn.

Fire keeps burning until there is nothing left to burn.

Our love for others leads to our being kind to others.

Our love for others leads to our being kind to others.

Following Jesus by following His teachings, especially when it requires us to deny ourselves in great ways, is beautiful.

Following Jesus by following His teachings, especially when it requires us to deny ourselves in great ways, is beautiful.

Just because people are celebrating before the Lord doesn't mean that God is pleased with their celebration.

Just because people are celebrating before the Lord doesn't mean that God is pleased with their celebration.

The way people view other people often reveals something about their relationship with God.

The way people view other people often reveals something about their relationship with God.

The way people view other people often says a lot more about the viewers than the people being viewed.

The way people view other people often says a lot more about the viewers than the people being viewed.  

In order to feel peace, we must be at peace with others.

In order to feel peace, we must be at peace with others. 

How we feel others are treating us is not the same as how they are actually treating us.

How we feel others are treating us is not the same as how they are actually treating us.

Being religious without having a relationship with God does the world more harm than it does good.

Being religious without having a relationship with God does the world more harm than it does good.

Another general rule of thumb: If you do ever decide to trap someone in their words, don't pick God in the flesh as your target.

Another general rule of thumb: If you do ever decide to trap someone in their words, don't pick God in the flesh as your target. 

Here is a general rule of thumb: If you find yourself plotting with others how to trap someone in what they say, you probably want to assess how you are doing spiritually.

Here is a general rule of thumb: If you find yourself plotting with others how to trap someone in what they say, you probably want to assess how you are doing spiritually. 

What great things have been done throughout the history of the world by people doing nothing at all?

What great things have been done throughout the history of the world by people doing nothing at all?

Forgiving is the most loving action anyone can take.

Forgiving is the most loving action anyone can take.

Life is all about FORGIVENESS.

Life is all about FORGIVENESS.

There aren't many things sweeter in life than being completely relieved from long suffering.

There aren't many things sweeter in life than being completely relieved from long suffering.

Mistreating others is often times more harmful for those doing the mistreating than for those being mistreated.

Mistreating others is often times more harmful for those doing the mistreating than for those being mistreated.

In the hearts of men and women, a few encouraging words outweighs pages of hurtful words.

In the hearts of men and women, a few encouraging words outweighs pages of hurtful words.

I am starting to realize more and more that when I experience pain because of other people, if I think of it as them hurting me, I will just hurt for myself and stay in the "woe is me" state of mind and heart but when I step back and remember that how others treat me is how they are treating God, I start hurting for them!

I am starting to realize more and more that when I experience pain because of other people, if I think of it as them hurting me, I will just hurt for myself and stay in the "woe is me" state of mind and heart but when I step back and remember that how others treat me is how they are treating God, I start hurting for them!

Only when we realize, re-realize, and keep realizing that we don't deserve God's grace, will we be truly grateful for it.

Only when we realize, re-realize, and keep realizing that we don't deserve God's grace, will we be truly grateful for it.

Going to church while not obeying God during the week is like having a body without a skeleton.

Going to church while not obeying God during the week is like having a body without a skeleton.

The way we treat other people shows what we think of God.

The way we treat other people shows what we think of God.

The Parable of The Two Christians

The Parable of The Two Christians

So there was this Christian who had a fun time with his family and who met new people by participating in Halloween. This Christian was very giving and friendly to everyone he ran into and often excitedly told people, "Happy Halloween". He had a really cool costume and made many kids smile by giving them all kinds of candy. He even invited people to church during his Halloween adventures. There was also this other Christian who refused to participate in Halloween and who condemned the first Christian who did participate in Halloween. When Jesus looked at both of these Christians, which Christian would He likely condemn?

There is nothing like being treated with respect and trust after you have experienced being treated with no respect and no trust.

There is nothing like being treated with respect and trust after you have experienced being treated with no respect and no trust.

Pray from where you heart is. What's the point, otherwise?

Pray from where you heart is. What's the point, otherwise?

As Christians, what we suffer makes our souls more beautiful because we are becoming more like Jesus by participating His sufferings.

As Christians, what we suffer makes our souls more beautiful because we are becoming more like Jesus by participating His sufferings.

Hearing wise advice from a trustworthy friend is like drinking a glass of water in a dry and weary land.

Hearing wise advice from a trustworthy friend is like drinking a glass of water in a dry and weary land.

Just because you are obessing about something doesn't mean you are wrong about what you are obsessing about.

Just because you are obsessing about something doesn't mean you are wrong about what you are obsessing about.

Sometimes trying to explain yourself, even if you are absolutely correct, is futile.

Sometimes trying to explain yourself, even if you are absolutely correct, is futile.

How we see others says a lot more about who we are than who they are.

How we see others says a lot more about who we are than who they are.

With much pain comes many words.

With much pain comes many words.

The more pain, the more words.

The more pain, the more words.

The internet is the most powerful microphone the world has ever known.

The internet is the most powerful microphone the world has ever known.

Waiting for something without trusting something is like a sailboat trying to sail without wind or sails.

Waiting for something without trusting something is like a sailboat trying to sail without wind or sails.

Even the tiniest little progress, is progress nevertheless.

Even the tiniest little progress, is progress nevertheless.

Sometimes the only way to move forward is to go back to ground zero.

Sometimes the only way to move forward is to go back to ground zero.

The way we treat others reveals how we treat ourselves.

The way we treat others reveals how we treat ourselves.

When things get intense, it's crucial to remember that this is not how things are normally.

When things get intense, it's crucial to remember that this is not how things are normally.

To say that science proves that God doesn't do things is like trying to disprove history using grammar.

To say that science proves that God doesn't do things is like trying to disprove history using grammar.

Being relieved from adversity can lead to a deep gratitude that is impossible to obtain in any other way.

Being relieved from adversity can lead to a deep gratitude that is impossible to obtain in any other way. 

One thing is for sure, avoiding dealing with the past will only amplify the problem in the future.

One thing is for sure, avoiding dealing with the past will only amplify the problem in the future.

The thing about sin is that it always hurts someone.

The thing about sin is that it always hurts someone.

The number one way to avoid resolving a conflict is to claim that there is no conflict to resolve.

The number one way to avoid resolving a conflict is to claim that there is no conflict to resolve. 

Sometimes all you can do is keep giving it all to God, keep forgiving everybody, and keep hoping everybody forgives you.

Sometimes all you can do is keep giving it all to God, keep forgiving everybody, and keep hoping everybody forgives you.

Sometimes all you can do is give it all to God, forgive everybody, and hope everybody forgives you.

Sometimes all you can do is give it all to God, forgive everybody, and hope everybody forgives you.

Sometimes all you can do is give it all to God, forgive everybody, and hope everybody forgives you.

Sometimes all you can do is give it all to God, forgive everybody, and hope everybody forgives you.

Great things come out of seeds of adversity!

Great things come out of seeds of adversity!

The "whys" make all the difference in the world. Without the "whys", there are just too many negatives to fill in the blanks. In fact, withholding the "whys" when we have them to give, can be a cruel thing. In fact, in fact, withholding the "whys" can sometimes be worse than telling someone very hurtful things.

The "whys" make all the difference in the world. Without the "whys", there are just too many negatives to fill in the blanks. In fact, withholding the "whys" when we have them to give, can be a cruel thing. In fact, in fact, withholding the "whys" can sometimes be worse than telling someone very hurtful things.

Avoiding necessary conflict is not being nice or loving, it can just be being selfish and unloving.

Avoiding necessary conflict is not being nice or loving, it can just be being selfish and unloving.

True forgiveness takes away the "against" in prayer.

True forgiveness takes away the "against" in prayer.

Forgiveness is not a one time thing, it is a constant decision that must be made again and again.

Forgiveness is not a one time thing, it is a constant decision that must be made again and again.

Forgiving others from our hearts is an act of love.

Forgiving others from our hearts is an act of love.

There are times, for often unknown and various reasons, when explaining is futile.

There are times, for often unknown and various reasons, when explaining is futile.

There is a time to thoroughly explain.

There is a time to thoroughly explain.

Chadverb: Just because we can not think of an instance of a "why else would" doesn't mean there isn't an explanation other than what we are proposing.

Chadverb: Just because we can not think of an instance of a "why else would" doesn't mean there isn't an explanation other than what we are proposing.

We simply cannot understand what others go through unless we experience it ourselves.

We simply cannot understand what others go through unless we experience it ourselves.

When we hurt other people or when other people hurt us, more than likely, a lack of faith is at least one of the primary reasons.

When we hurt other people or when other people hurt us, more than likely, a lack of faith is at least one of the primary reasons.

It takes faith to forgive other people the way Jesus commands us to.

 It takes faith to forgive other people the way Jesus commands us to. 

It takes faith to love other people the way Jesus commands us to.

It takes faith to love other people the way Jesus commands us to.

Anger can sometimes just be the back end of heart pain.

Anger can sometimes just be the back end of heart pain.

The reason we don't hate anyone is because hating anyone is also hating God.

The reason we don't hate anyone is because hating anyone is also hating God. 

Never say things can't get much worse. They always can!

Never say things can't get much worse. They always can!

For when a face is happy a heart may be sad.

For when a face is happy a heart may be sad.

Sometimes, the greatness of a man or woman won't be cultivated, and then revealed, without severe afflictions.

Sometimes, the greatness of a man or woman won't be cultivated, and then revealed, without severe afflictions.

Trying to understand some things is like trying to see the roots of a tree from above the ground.

Trying to understand some things is like trying to see the roots of a tree from above the ground.

Sometimes doing nothing is the cruelest thing someone can do.

Sometimes doing nothing is the cruelest thing someone can do.

With much pain comes much insight.

With much pain comes much insight.

Words other people say are both my best friends and my worst enemies.

Words other people say are both my best friends and my worst enemies.

Sticks and stones may brake my bones but words can crush my soul.

Sticks and stones may brake my bones
but words can crush my soul.

Sometimes you simply need to argue with yourself!

Sometimes you simply need to argue with yourself!

Sometimes we just have to fill in the blanks with question marks and leave it at that.

Sometimes we just have to fill in the blanks with question marks and leave it at that.

Insecurity is a big divider of relationships.

Insecurity is a big divider of relationships.

It is scary to experience fear.

It is scary to experience fear.

Some situations are like wine. They only improve with time.

Some situations are like wine. They only improve with time.

It is an awful feeling to miss someone but it feels really good to be missed.

It is an awful feeling to miss someone but it feels really good to be missed.

Obsessing about something is like stepping into quicksand instead of leaping over it.

Obsessing about something is like stepping into quicksand instead of leaping over it.

Dreams can be like a stallion, majestic and powerful.

Dreams can be like a stallion, majestic and powerful.

Dreams can be like flowers, beautiful but fragile.

Dreams can be like flowers, beautiful but fragile.

Choose love.

Choose love.

Situations are never complicated to God.

Situations are never complicated to God.

Just because something makes sense doesn't make it true.

Just because something makes sense doesn't make it true.

Knowledge can most certainly empower.

Knowledge can most certainly empower.

Fear is not a factor in the mind of passion.

Fear is not a factor in the mind of passion.

Mad is sometimes our emotion's final attempt to avoid sad.

Mad is sometimes our emotion's final attempt to avoid sad.

It's ok to be sad sometimes.

It's ok to be sad sometimes.

Usually anger makes us do things we wish we could take back.

Usually anger makes us do things we wish we could take back.

Don't be surprised if when you pray about something that God turns around and uses you to accomplish what you prayed for.

Don't be surprised if when you pray about something that God turns around and uses you to accomplish what you prayed for.

Sometimes distraction can be a helpful friend.

Sometimes distraction can be a helpful friend.

It is more uncomfortable for the one feeling the need to pester someone than it is for the one being pestered.

 It is more uncomfortable for the one feeling the need to pester someone than it is for the one being pestered.

Our bodies our like suitcases for our souls.

Our bodies our like suitcases for our souls.

With much pain comes great creativity.

With much pain comes great creativity.

You can't "fore"give someone if they apologize to you.

You can't "fore"give someone if they apologize to you.

One surefire way of making sure a conflict between people does not get resolved is by stopping communication.

One surefire way of making sure a conflict between people does not get resolved is by stopping communication.

Seeing (or contemplating) the pain we cause others to feel may be as bad (it not worse) than the pain that someone else causes us to feel.

Seeing (or contemplating) the pain we cause others to feel may be as bad (it not worse) than the pain that someone else causes us to feel.

The way that you know you have really forgiven someone is if you still forgive them even if they don't think they did anything wrong to you.

The way that you know you have really forgiven someone is if you still forgive them even if they don't think they did anything wrong to you.

Silence very rarely leads to anything positive.

Silence very rarely leads to anything positive.

Music flows over my soul like how water flows over the bed of a stream.

Music flows over my soul like how water flows over the bed of a stream.

Sometimes, we can't see the miracles without the storms.

Sometimes, we can't see the miracles without the storms.

Seeing can cause doubt.

Seeing can cause doubt.

Just because you aren't feeling it, doesn't mean God is not using it.

Just because you aren't feeling it, doesn't mean God is not using it.

Doubt produces fear while faith produces action.

Doubt produces fear while faith produces action.

Living the Christian life is like walking on the sea.

Living the Christian life is like walking on the sea.

The root of many lies is fear.

The root of many lies is fear.

After much suffering, comes much insight.

After much suffering, comes much insight.

While boundaries can be good, and at times,even necessary, they can also become shackles.

While boundaries can be good, and at times,even necessary, they can also become shackles.

It takes faith to not let guilty feelings make one miss what really matters.

It takes faith to not let guilty feelings make one miss what really matters.

Guilty feelings can make one miss what actually matters.

Guilty feelings can make one miss what actually matters.

Weeping and laughing are extremely similar. They use the same muscles and produce the same kind of body reactions.

Weeping and laughing are extremely similar. They use the same muscles and produce the same kind of body reactions.

Being rash can have some severe consequences.

Being rash can have some severe consequences.

Just because something doesn't produce money doesn't mean that it is not worthwhile.

Just because something doesn't produce money doesn't mean that it is not worthwhile.

There is not much that God won't do in order to give people a chance be in a right relationship with Him.

There is not much that God won't do in order to give people a chance be in a right relationship with Him.

When making something, two or more are usually better than one because one person can't be an expert at everything.

When making something, two or more are usually better than one because one person can't be an expert at everything.

Time can be one of the biggest enemies to faith.

Time can be one of the biggest enemies to faith.

Where there are people, there are many issues.

Where there are people, there are many issues.

Rely on God and be successful, don't rely on God and fail.

Rely on God and be successful, don't rely on God and fail.

Pain plus time = biggest tester of faith.

Pain plus time = biggest tester of faith.

Dogs are sometimes better than brooms.

Dogs are sometimes better than brooms.

God is not bound to the constraints of our difficult situations.

God is not bound to the constraints of our difficult situations.

Sometimes God allows those who please Him to be stuck.

Sometimes God allows those who please Him to be stuck.

Sometimes all we can do is grow where God plants us.

Sometimes all we can do is grow where God plants us.

Having God with you doesn't mean you are going to have an easy life.

Having God with you doesn't mean you are going to have an easy life.

This is obvious yet not so obvious: It is more important to be righteous than to be happy.

This is obvious yet not so obvious: It is more important to be righteous than to be happy. (This Chadverb was mostly derived from what Jim Lenahen said in a sermon).

Money usually trumps pride.

Money usually trumps pride.

A lack of communication in a relationship usually leads to negative feelings in one or both of the parties involved.

A lack of communication in a relationship usually leads to negative feelings in one or both of the parties involved.

People tend to do the same things they did before.

People tend to do the same things they did before.

Patience is required to receive the promises of God.

Patience is required to receive the promises of God.

Time is like a moving curtain that slowly reveals events a little at a time.

Time is like a moving curtain that slowly reveals events a little at a time.

Time blocks, reveals, and then reminds.

Time blocks, reveals, and then reminds.

We all walk around in our lives, blocked from knowing the future by time, pretty much guessing what will get us to a good future.

We all walk around in our lives, blocked from knowing the future by time, pretty much guessing what will get us to a good future.

God often seems to work through people who are afflicted.

God often seems to work through people who are afflicted.

In any matter, God's opinion is the only opinion that matters.

In any matter, God's opinion is the only opinion that matters.

Assumptions often blind us to truth.

Assumptions often blind us to truth.

Praying for someone is one of the most loving things we can do for them.

Praying for someone is one of the most loving things we can do for them.

Debating with someone legalistic and judgmental is like stepping in gum.

Debating with someone legalistic and judgmental is like stepping in gum.

Most statements are not true in one sense but are true in another sense.

Most statements are not true in one sense but are true in another sense.

The best thing about getting sick is getting better.

The best thing about getting sick is getting better.

Focus on pleasing God and success will eventually follow.

Focus on pleasing God and success will eventually follow.

Although one may be tormented by Satan, one can still rejoice in the Lord.

Although one may be tormented by Satan, one can still rejoice in the Lord.

Don't worry, be victorious.

Don't worry, be victorious.

Just because something is long and drawn out doesn't mean that success is absent.

Just because something is long and drawn out doesn't mean that success is absent.

Stupidity is the son of hatred.

Stupidity is the son of hatred.

Just because one is rich doesn't mean one is successful.

Just because one is rich doesn't mean one is successful.

Wherever there are human beings, there will be conflict.

Wherever there are human beings, there will be conflict.

Without God, we are sin, with God we are without sin.

Without God, we are sin, with God we are without sin.

Do not correct one who is venting. You will only prolong the outpour, and become the target of his or her wrath.

Do not correct one who is venting.
You will only prolong the outpour,
and become the target of his or her wrath.

You are insecure about what you put your security in.

You are insecure about what you put your security in.

Oppression always leads to rebellion.

Oppression always leads to rebellion.

Separation will only lead to an ever increasing number of reasons for remaining separate.

Separation will only lead to an ever increasing number of reasons for remaining separate.

In many cases, the root of lying is fear.

In many cases, the root of lying is fear.

The media can both destroy and save lives.

The media can both destroy and save lives.

Being angry usually does not help one's aim.

Being angry usually does not help one's aim.

God disciplines us so He can bless us.

God disciplines us so He can bless us.

Anger can make you stupid.

Anger can make you stupid.

Anger has the capacity to turn an otherwise intelligent person into a temporary idiot.

Anger has the capacity to turn an otherwise intelligent person into a temporary idiot.

Just because something is not found doesn't mean its not there.

Just because something is not found doesn't mean its not there.

Sometimes defending someone publically can direct more criticism their way.

Sometimes defending someone publically can direct more criticism their way.

Sometimes it seems to do more harm to defend someone publically than it does to not say a word.

Sometimes it seems to do more harm to defend someone publically than it does to not say a word.

Wisdom is being able to anticipate the future because of past experiences.

Wisdom is being able to anticipate the future because of past experiences.

Just because people debate something doesn’t make it debatable.

Just because people debate something doesn’t make it debatable.

The more you clean, the more you have to clean. That's just how it works.

The more you clean, the more you have to clean. That's just how it works.