Lucas was interviewed by Colleen Houde on the Canadian Radio show Connections to talk about his book Naked Grace. This aired in December of 2020. Free grace international does not endorse the views expressed by those who appear (other than Lucas) on the following video.
In the first century things were easier. There were eye witnesses of Jesus available to speak with. I am convinced that virtually all of Israel, around 2 million people in that time, witnessed Jesus with their own eyes. It was easier because most people from that region knew someone who had been healed, or seen […]
For a week, Aunt Loola has been visiting each morning. She likes her coffee hot and dark. She comes armed with instructions for you. You’ve seen little progress so far, but at least you’re getting your hands dirty. “What should we do next?" you ask. “It’s time to do something about these weeds,” Loola says. […]
I love watching The Great British Baking Show. Baking is relaxing for me, but watching other people bake beautiful treats I've never heard of whilst discussing the process in English accents is even more relaxing. Each week the bakers are presented with a technical challenge. One week the technical challenge was to make an angel […]
The faith’s most important question, “What do I have to do to be saved?” Should have a simple answer, though no one in the piney woods seemed to agree what that simple answer should be. Despite growing up in the buckle of the Bible belt, confusion about the Christian faith plagued every step of Lucas’ journey.
Are you having an outreach event or would you like to encourage your congregation to share the Gospel with trick-or-treaters this Halloween? Tracts are an effective way to get children thinking about eternal life. In addition, you can easily invite families to your church by adding a contact card to the candy and tracts you […]
Where did the phrase, "invite Jesus into your heart to be saved," come from? Is it biblical? What exactly does it take to be saved? All the questions and more are covered in this new infographic. Click the infographic below and zoom in to get the scoop. Enjoy!
In the year 1850, the following lines by the famed Victorian poet, Tennyson, were published. Ring out the old, ring in the new,Ring, happy bells, across the snow:The year is going, let him go;Ring out the false, ring in the new. Tennyson In this second stanza of his much-loved poem, “Ring out, wild bells,” the […]
That is probably the most important question you can ask. What else really matters? What would it matter if you accomplished everything you wanted to accomplish in life, only to die and be separated from God forever? Shawn Lazar explains the good news that Jesus promised.
Many people say that the monks changed the Bible, or even made it up entirely. This is a ridiculous claim when you consider the history involved. This short video explains why.
Growing up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, I was blessed to have grandparents who regularly took me to church with them. It was a small Bible church which met in a plain building with a metal roof and little adornment within. But what the church lacked in terms of aesthetic appeal, it more than made up for […]
"My dear friends,” Low King Hans said as he walked to the front of the banquet hall. He took his place at the head of the table and continued his speech. “I'm so thrilled to have you all here. Isn't it wonderful to be together once again? Even though it's only been a month, it […]
Not everyone will enter the kingdom. Some will be excluded. So how do you enter? Jesus said it depends on doing "the will of the Father." What is that? Does that mean doing works, or something else? Bob Wilkin and Shawn Lazar discuss.
Join Lucas Kitchen as he teaches through Mark 1:1-15. In this sermon, you will discover what Jesus meant when he said, "The Kingdom Is At Hand." You will also, find out what the gospel of Mark means when it says, "John preached a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins."
Got this question from a reader recently: Wouldn't it be a good idea to introduce someone to the Old Testament law before I share the Gospel with them? Don't they need to know they are a sinner which the law proves before they can understand the Gospel? First, John is the evangelistic book in the […]
the moment Our lives are marked by a series of milestones and moments etched into our memories. For many christians the moment they believe in Jesus for eternal life is a pretty big one full of struggle and emotion. For me it was a single correction of thought as I sat on my carpet square […]
I have often heard people claim that Jesus' parable of the sower proves that some can become unsaved after they first become believers. However, that is not the case. There are a few important things that we need to see from the parable. If you'd like to read it for yourself you can find it […]
“Here he is,” Carina said. Avi was in a daze, having found and lost Zariah for the second time in a week. “Avi of Sundar?” A powerful voice said as Avi tried to get his eyes to focus. He found a celestial standing before him. “I am Avi of Sundar, Sir.” Avi eyed the […]
“Where’s dad?” Avi asked when his mother returned without him. “Bhoora was getting into the sweet drip patch; he went to shoo him out,” His mother said. She took Galiun from Avi's arms and cradled him softly. “Is everything ok, Honey?” his mother asked, dividing her attention between the new baby and her teenage son. […]
We are so glad you stopped by. This Bible study is incredibly important. If you want to understand the Bible better, join us for the 33 part series. You will learn to distinguish between passages that focus on salvation from passages that focus on discipleship. To get instructions, watch the video above. If you'd like […]
5. Watch Your Kids Not Your Screen Kids are good at reminding us what they want. We constantly hear, “Daddy, watch this,” or “Mommy, Look what I can do.” This is a reminder of what a young child wants. They want your attention. They want you to look at them, not at a screen. They […]
It must be human nature to overcomplicate things that were originally intended to be simple. Faith is a good example of this. Ancient texts of the Christian faith teach that Jesus of Nazareth, who lived somewhere between 4 B.C. – 33 A.D. in modern-day Palestine, taught that there is a very simplistic key to gaining […]
Avi was up earlier than most, though the youngest kids woke long before the sun. He circled to the rear of the house where most of the morning foods grew. He grazed the garden for something exciting to eat. The fields beyond encircled the small estate and were crowded with grains. The golden sea of […]
How it doesn't fit First, here is how the Russian Invasion DOES NOT fit, into End Times Prophecy. Contrary to a lot of teachers of Bible prophecy (especially contemporary ones), this invasion is not a precursor to the fulfillment of Ezekiel 38. There are several reasons for this (and I have included them in this […]
Join us next week at 9:00 a.m. CDT as we start a new LIVE seven-week series: Test Your Testimony. Kathryn Wright will be walking us through common types of salvation testimonies, problems that arise with them, and practical tips to help you understand and share your salvation testimony more clearly.
"What kind is this one, Avi?” A youthful voice asked. Avi turned to find Margreth, his kid sister, holding a snake, thick as her arm, high over her head. Avi was still thinking of his conversation with Rachit a few moments earlier. He reached for the snake and took it from her grasp. She explained, […]
Lucas and Kristah talk about suffering, and the power of a Spiritual mindset.
What happens when science and religion agree? Let's imagine you have a bicycle. The purpose of this bike is to move you toward a better understanding of God. One of the wheels on the bicycle is called scripture, the other is called science. Could you ride the bike with only one wheel? Well, yes you […]
As a child, I remember thinking my mom knew everything, could fix anything and had the softest skin in the world. I thought being a mother was something she had always known how to do. It wasn't until I became a mother myself that I started considering how no one is an expert. Everyone is […]
A question from a reader: There are various commands in the Bible to "love your enemy" in Matthew and Romans. However, there are other times when justice is called for (example: conquest for stubborn Canaanites, capital punishment in Law). I know that justice is an act of love. However, how do we treat the […]
You've pulled the weeds. You've cut out the thorns. You've mulched, watered, and fertilized at the right time of the season for a few years now. Since Aunt Loola's departure, you've done everything you could to bring the tree to fruition. Your tree looks like a formidable teen should; for a few seasons now, it […]
If you listen to the news, or social media, the world is falling apart. Right? But who knows, really? Maybe we're on the brink of disaster, or maybe things are just fine. It's harder than ever to say one way or the other. One thing is for sure (at least to me) News outlets and […]
The Disciples were willing to give up everything, even their lives. All but one of the disciples that saw Jesus after he rose from the dead, were put to death because they were not willing to admit that they had made the story up. Those guys saw something and I believe that it was Jesus […]
Part 2 of a 2 Part Series In Part One of this series, we covered how to get our minds right – five attributes of the mind-set we need to help us understand the Bible, and therefore, defeat the dust that sets up shop when we avoid opening God’s word. Now that we have our […]
Lucas and Kristah talk about a few articles, some videos, and an infographic on the FGI site. Here are the links for each item discussed. Is That True? Article | 10 Reasons not to ask Jesus into your heart Infographic | Seven reasons not to ask Jesus into your heart to be saved video | […]
…But Jesus said, "My Father has never stopped working, and this is why I keep on working." John 5:17 BSB The words of Jesus in this verse ring through my mind often, leaving me asking myself the question, am I at work? I have a great tendency to procrastinate especially on important matters, so this […]
Question: what’s you’re position on Predestination? Do you believe God sovereignly chose the eternal destinies of all people? Do all men have the ability and freedom to believe? Or both? I believe the Bible says both are true somehow. Answer: I'm confident that being all-knowing is not the same thing as being all-controlling. Despite what […]
Like many of you, we view our entertainment through streaming services like Disney+, Amazon Prime, Apple TV+, and Netflix. No doubt, you've seen how hard these platforms are pushing a new promiscuous morality. Even children's shows and movies have become permeated by homosexual themes. Recently Disney+ had a homosexual short film in a featured spot […]
The sun had set before they chose a place for the esteemed visitors to dine and lodge. A knot twisted in Avi’s stomach when one of Sundar’s most distinguished men, Nimit Patel, took the honor. Avi let his eyes follow Nimit as he returned to his seat from making the arrangements. He sat down next […]
"I'm going to church. Do you want to come?" Aunt Loola says over the phone early Sunday morning. You're beginning to expect calls and visits before the sun is up, but you're a little nervous about her invitation. “I’m not sure that—” “I want you to hear what Preacher has to say. He told me […]
If someone were to ask me to pick my favorite topic in the Bible to study and teach, I think I would have to choose the doctrine of rewards. In a nutshell, the doctrine of rewards teaches that anyone who believes in Jesus for the free gift of eternal life, has it, and will live […]
A reader recently claimed that it would be wrong for God to force a Christian-Turned-Atheist into Heaven because it would violate his or her free will. This raises an interesting question. This is my response to that claim. If you've believed in Jesus for salvation then these verses apply to you. "I give eternal life […]
The Bible is a big book. Actually, it is a library of many books, each with its own purpose. Where should you start reading?
At the church where I serve we have a large meeting room that has seven banks of lights. There are seven light switches that control these banks. When it's time to turn the lights on you can turn them on one at a time, or you can lay your arm out flat and turn them […]
“I’ve been talking to Nimit Patel about our arrangement,” Avi’s father said. They were walking in the courtyard among the colonnade of the royal palace. The evening was turning to night, and the moon was already peeking over the tops of the beautiful city silhouette. The rest of the family and friends had retired to […]
The weather, the pandemic, and everything else has made me incredibly tired. What about you? Let's see what God's word has to say about growing tired.
A couple of years ago we loaded up our 3-year-old and 15-month old into our homemade camper van. Do not picture the trendy kind of van you can stand up in and cook breakfast barefoot while admiring a mountain top view. Picture the type of van parents warn their children not to go to for […]
I have a friend from another country who sent me a gospel tract and asked for my feedback. What I found in the tract stirred up a lot of thoughts and emotions about how we in America talk about the Gospel. We have a terrible habit that is choking the life out of our gospel […]
“Aircraft in the old world were limited by relativistic physics,” Carina said as Avi and Rachit slurped at their drink pouches. Rachit’s eyes scanned the room as Carina continued. Avi did his best to show interest in Carina’s knowledge of the archaic. “What does that mean?” Avi asked. “The more acceleration, the more it would […]
We received this question: In Matthew 11:20-24 is Jesus saying that the people of those cities will go to Hell because they did not repent. Specifically v23 where it reads “and you, Capernaum, will not be exalted to Heaven, will you? You will descend to Hades;...” Does that imply repentance is required for salvation since […]
As a stay-at-home mom... I often feel like I don’t have any important kingdom work to accomplish. I’m just stuck here at the house, changing diapers, and trying to puzzle out how to get a one-year-old to eat solid food. This is while others are out there sharing the gospel, doing ministry, and changing the […]
We got this fantastic question recently. Hey Lucas I had another question. Do you know any scriptures on reading other religions books? 2 John 10-11 says don’t bid anyone Godspeed who has another doctrine. Is it still okay to accept a copy of the Book Of Mormon even if you already know it to be a […]
Life as we've known it has changed in a big way in just a few short days. I've seen an abundance of positive social media posts aimed at getting people to look at the bright side, keep the faith, laugh, make the most of it, and on and on. I am so grateful for these […]
A song by Lucas Kitchen that celebrates the free gift of eternal life and the mystery of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Vocals by Levi Kitchen
As soon as Carina was on her dolphin, she was speeding away at full throttle. Rumble, the turtle, had a full load with Bhoora and Rachit. After watching Zariah leave, Avi eventually came to the waterline. A pink dolphin was there waiting for him. He took one last look at the path Zariah had left […]
The sky fanned out with rainbowic ribbons of borealis. The colors of the aurora above painted the faces of the people who watched. The shimmering light in the sky was a sign that the royal broadcast of the festivities had begun. The music that would follow, Avi’s voice, was being broadcast across the entire earth, […]
At one of the most challenging times in my life, someone loved me so well that it made me think, “Maybe there’s more to God than I realize.” Here’s what I’ve learned since, narrowed down as much as possible.
"Avi, Carina!” his father said. Silhouetted against the sunshine outside stood both his father and mother. Around their legs were a half dozen of their children, Avi's siblings. His mother held baby Galiun. As soon as she spotted her big brother and sister, Margreth came running. “Avi!” Margreth said as she charged full speed toward […]
Does James 2:19 prove that it is not enough to believe to be saved? Bob Wilkin and Shawn Lazar (of GES) came by the FGI studio to discuss what devils and demons believe.
A song by the Kitchen brothers Lucas (lyrics) and Levi (music) that looks forward to the return of Christ. Vocals by Levi Kitchen Verses Not all believers will die, But all will be changed For the Lord himself will come, from heaven on that day With a commanding shout, Archangel's voice will sound With the […]
“Pretty much all fruit trees use the same rootstock,” you say as you dig your hands into the soil of Lenard’s backyard. “What does that mean?” “When I planted my tree,” you say with a laugh, “I didn’t know what I was doing. I just dropped a seed in the ground and hoped it would […]
I’m not an outdoorsman by any means. I’ve been camping in the Smokey Mountains, but it’s not my world at all. I could easily get lost or stuck in the elements unprepared. I married a Colorado cowboy-a real rodeo cowboy. So, I’ve learned a few things about being prepared, planning ahead, and the correct way to eat a steak. All of these are important and offer us a spiritual lesson as well! These are some ways to stay on course spiritually, find your way back when you’ve wandered too far, or keep from getting lost altogether.
How could an intelligent person possibly believe in Jesus? We've got 15 reasons. Click on the image below and explore. We hope you enjoy it! Other Smart People Do. Among the worlds smartest and most influential people are those who believe in Jesus. Faith is no barrier for intelligence, as illustrated by the enormous list of […]
The impressive-looking man needed no introduction. They had known who he was at once. Anyone from Tamesh would know his face. He was tall and lean looking. His skin beamed brighter than any shepherd Avi had ever seen. His crown, made of five thick rings of gold, beset with a fine glowing stone of incredible […]
HOW OTHER RELIGIONS BEGAN: SOMEONE HAD A PRIVATE IDEA ABOUT GOD SOMEONE HAD A PRIVATE DREAM ABOUT GOD SOMEONE HAD A PRIVATE ENCOUNTER WITH AN ANGEL THEN THAT SOMEONE TOLD THE REST OF THE WORLD THIS MAKES OTHER RELIGIONS IMPOSSIBLE TO VERIFY BECAUSE THERE ARENO EYE WITNESSES OF THE PRIME EVENT HOW CHRISTIANITY STARTED: JESUS […]
Dense or not: Among the worlds smartest and most influential people are those who believe in Jesus. Faith is no barrier for intelligence, as illustrated by the enormous list of way-too-smart people that believed in Jesus. 65.4% of Nobel prize winners between the years of 1900-2000 identified themselves as Christian. From ocket scientists to biochemists, […]
Marty Sampson and Josh Harris, two huge Christian influencers who have publically announced that they have left the faith, share an interesting similarity. I'll get to that in a moment, but let me explain what these guys have done first. Josh Harris wrote I kissed dating goodbye, along with loads of other Christian books. He's […]
Paul hated the false gospel of salvation by works. He had a very low bar for what counted as works salvation. And when he found out some teachers were preaching works salvation to the Galatians, he was furious, and said, "But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you […]
Before setting out on a multi-day hiking trip with a few of my friends, I was given a small orange notebook by my brother. As I started my frantic last-minute packing session, I threw the field notes booklet into my bag, along with my favorite writing utensil, an unassuming Bic #2 mechanical pencil. Among all […]
Do the warning passages in the book of Hebrews show that eternal security is false? What does it mean to neglect so great a salvation in Hebrews? What is at stake? Bob Wilkin and Shawn Lazar (of Grace In Focus Radio) discuss these interesting passages.
"Well, do you want to finish our walk?” Amoli said in an incredibly friendly voice. Her request seemed devoid of affection yet pleasant and inviting. He could see she would make a pleasant friend. “Yeah, that'd be nice,” Avi said. He felt as if he had just made a new friend. Though, she proved […]
This song, written by Levi Kitchen, celebrates God's free grace. The tune is catchy and singable. It is a great worship song for personal enrichment or for congregational singing. A free chord sheet, lyrics, backing track, and lyric videos are provided. The best part is that it's all free for you to use. If you're […]
You wake with the sun streaming through your window and are at your garden in a few minutes. With transformation on your mind, you wonder where to start. “I thought I might find you here,” comes a now familiar voice. “Hey, Aunt Loola,” you say. “What are you doing here?” "You visited me; I thought […]
I posted a response to an atheist’s question about a Christian who had become an Atheist. I made the claim that, "if someone believes in Jesus for eternal life, nothing can ever take their eternal life away. Not even if they become an atheist." So, this elicited a response from a number of my atheist […]
Avi kept the invitation to himself, not wanting undue pressure from his good-intentioned family. The weeks passed slowly on the farm. They melted into months. Avi was as reluctant as ever, but his dad constantly encouraged him, and he crawled toward a kind of readiness. His desire to marry Amoli Patel grew alongside his inability […]
We hear a lot about what the world says love is in February. However, for those of us who have believed in Jesus for the free gift of eternal life, have the Holy Spirit living within us, with a desire to imitate the love of our Captain, we must look to the Word of God. […]
Are you bored with your faith? It's a known phenomenon, that believers in the modern age have become less than excited about being part of the flock. We explore this issue in this infographic. To take a closer look, click the below image, and take a look. 9 REASONS WHY CHRISTIANS ARE BORED 1. We […]
A few weeks of weeding has made a stupendous change in the look of your one-tree orchard. The fruit tree is finally beginning to grow. You've diligently dug up any weeds that are hardy enough to make it through the layer of mulch. Things are beginning to look respectable in your fledgling fruit garden. Aunt […]
There has been a lot of ink spilled and feuds formed due to worship styles. I have heard of churches imploding because of instrument choices and genre preferences. Here in the States, we can have a church worship alongside a band playing guitars, while down the street, another church may worship with a piano and […]
“Everything is so desiccated,” Carina said. “How could this be?” Avi said. He felt like he could cry from the sight, but the air was quickly dehydrating him, and he had no tears to give. “It’s awful.” They walked on, studying the landscape. Carina knelt to the ground and picked up a handful of soil […]
Avi carried the girl back to their camp. The pain of the scratch on his leg ached with the exertion. By the time they had arrived, the rain had stopped. Carina made a place for her to lay. She slept all day and through the next night. “Hello, there,” Avi said when she awoke the […]
"My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand." John 10:29 NKJV Webster dictionary defines a testimony as: A solemn declaration usually made orally by a witness under oath in response to interrogation by a lawyer or authorized public […]
Bhoora, the giant grizzly bear, was snoozing lazily in the orchard. Margreth was sleeping in the afternoon sun, leaning against his tawny fur. The light danced through the orchard branches and dappled the ground below. Bhoora rolled over, and Margreth lost her bear pillow. “What ya doing?” she said. Avi froze. “Oh, sorry, Sis, I […]
Several years ago, my mom planted her favorite tree in her front yard. It was a tree she had always admired but had never before attempted to grow. It was a Purple Leaf Plum, which puts out gorgeous, deep purply-black leaves. After a few years, the tree appeared to be thriving. It was beautiful, and […]
I was a young twenty-something getting ready to go on my first mission trip to India. In preparation for the trip, my church required that all members of the team had to complete an 8-week course on overseas missions. I was nervous but excited about missions, so I took the class very seriously. About halfway through the program we had to write out our salvation testimonies. I remember struggling with this assignment.