Bob Wilkin and Shawn Lazar discuss Colossians 1:21-23. Is holiness guaranteed? Or is it conditional? Do you lose your salvation if you don't continue in the faith? What does it mean to be holy and blameless and above reproach in His sight?
Eloy and Ellie's Baffle dragons did not want them to go on their trip. They growled and, woofed, and spat fire. None the less, the brave brother and sister set out on their journey Saturday morning because they didn't have school. Ellie held the map as Eloy led the way. They were making their trip to The Wise Wizard, Waddly Wobblewog, who lived near Hogdog bog in a soggy log. After walking for a few hours, Ellie spoke up.
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 […]
Lucas and Kristah talk about suffering, and the power of a Spiritual mindset.
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 […]
Question: Did God command genocide in the Old Testament? Answer: Nope. Here's why: Israel was only instructed to annihilate the Canaanites who remained in Israel Deuteronomy 7:1-2 says When the Lord your God brings you into the land you are entering to possess and drives out before you many nations… and […]
They walked about fifty paces and found a place among the orchard to talk. Amos began. His words came heavily laden with sorrow. “Avi, you've done your village a great service, but I'm sure you don't know,” Amos said, rubbing his brow. He looked almost troubled, which was a look that rarely came from […]
“Why do we have to go after dark?” I asked Dad as we packed our gear. “Because we can only see the bioluminescent algae when it’s dark,” Dad said. He always used big words that didn’t make any sense to me. He might as well be speaking some old forgotten language. For all I knew, […]
Lucas was interviewed by Rabbi Eric Walker on Igniting a Nation. Free grace international does not endorse the views expressed by those who appear (other than Lucas) on the following video.
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 […]
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.
Question: Why was Israel under the law? And why don't we follow the law today? There are a few reasons. Let's take a look. Deuteronomy 11 answers the questions of why: "Observe therefore all the commands I am giving you today, so that you may have the strength to go in and take over the […]
Many Christians think that if a Christian turns away from the faith (even true faith) they will lose their salvation. Many others believe that turning away proves that the faith was never true in the first place. Find out why both of those options aren't right in this short video.
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.
Have you ever seen a Jenny Craig commercial? With the before and after pictures? Debbie from Delaware is standing in less than flattering biker shorts and a tank top, depressed, with sad music playing in the background. Then…BOOM! She steps into the next frame and is magically transformed. She’s in a sassy cocktail dress, 30 pounds lighter, with better makeup and upbeat music. Debbie ain’t a downer no more!
The short answer is, "no."There are a few studies on war that will help support that very resounding no. Charles Phillips and Alan Axelrod released a three-volume set in 2008 called Encyclopedia of Wars. Just so you know, I don't have a copy of these books. That's mainly because even a second-hand copy can go […]
Some have claimed that the myth of Jesus was borrowed from other pagan mythological figures like Horus, Mithra, Osiris, Buddha, etc etc etc. This argument is banking on the fact that most people won’t go read about Horus, Mithra, Osiris, or any of the other mythological claims. The so-called similarities are laughable. I’ll post some links […]
Avi marveled at the incredible size of the trees they passed. They were at least half over the height of any tree he had seen in the wood around Sundar. In the high reaches, squirrels and birds played vigorously. Chirps and scuttling from the canopy above mixed with the sound of activity from the forest […]
My favorite hobby is gardening. I find it so rewarding to watch something small and unimpressive grow and develop into something vibrant and flourishing! But gardening takes patience, something I sorely lack. I bristle when I receive the dreaded answers of "wait," "maybe," or "I'm not sure." I don't want to wait for a decision. […]
A song by Lucas Kitchen that celebrates being loved by the Lord. Vocals by Levi Kitchen
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 […]
What if you could go on a morning stroll in your backyard garden only to discover your purpose for being alive? IN PURSUIT OF FRUIT places you, the reader, in the lead role. As the main character, you will build your garden, discover the goal of the Christian life, and find out how to achieve […]
Aristotle and many who followed him saw that the universe was in motion. He often called this energy that he recognized as “eternal motion.” He once said, “Did motion come into existence, not having existed previously, and will it again, in a similar manner, cease to be so that there will be no motion?” In […]
There once was a little boy. He lived in a big castle in a magical land where mushrooms grew as tall as trees and trees grew as tall as clouds, and clouds didn't grow at all because they were made of cloud fuzz. This little boy's name was Eloy. The castle he and his family lived in was so big it had lots of empty rooms on upstairs floors that he had never visited. His parents told him never to go into those empty rooms on the third floor of their big old castle.
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."
You put the car in park in front of an old, dilapidated-looking house. It could be the scene of a blockbuster horror film. There are holes in the roof. Wood rot marks the siding. The door hangs askew. Despite the horrid state of the untenable home, you notice a garden that fills the entire front […]
I had a good conversation with a friend last night. He asked a really good question. The essence of the question was this: “If the gospel is simple to understand, Why is there so much disagreement?” He’s right. There are hundreds, maybe thousands of divisions in the church. I have a few quick ideas on […]
Francis Chan is a mega-church preacher, international speaker, best-selling author, and much more. With all of that credit to his name, one would expect him to be a trustworthy source of biblical teaching. However, Francis Chan has confused thousands of people with a convoluted presentation of the gospel message. Take a look at this video […]
Now that my husband and I have been married for a few years, he has figured out that I don’t just want a box of chocolates and a dozen roses for Valentine’s Day. While I appreciate both chocolate and flowers, what I desire is a handwritten note with a personal message just for me. That’s […]
The three stayed in Low King Hans's estate for another few days as they awaited their departure to the capital. Avi, Carina, Bhoora, and Rachit arrived at the sky port sometime near dusk. They had been instructed to gather their things and prepare for departure for Jerusalem. Amos accompanied them there before saying goodbye at […]
A young friend on FB explored the question of why Millennials are leaving the Faith. Perhaps we should ask what makes young adults choose to keep the Faith in which they were raised.
July 31, 2006 was a hard day. As I watched the screen, I searched intently for that blinking heartbeat which would give me peace of mind that the bleeding I had during the previous weekend was nothing to worry about. However, my doctor looked at me with compassionate, pain-filled eyes and said, “I am so sorry.”
I received an unexpected sweet treat from an admirer last Valentine's Day. A delightful half dozen previously enjoyed donut holes upchucked all over my lap by my adoring almost 2-year-old son. Not an ideal way to start a day meant to be full of romance and affection. Although, I suppose you could say this is ultimately where romance and affection leads.
Carina had to park the truck a few blocks off of mainstream on account of the congestion and heavy foot traffic. The passengers poured out of the truck bed and began pushing their way into the crowd. The town center had a dozen small buildings rising above the packed streets. The eclectic shapes of the […]
Let me set up this discussion with a hypothetical scenario. Have you ever heard preachers say, “If a person doesn’t obey the Bible, they may not be saved, even if they claim to have faith.” But then at a funeral, the same preacher may say, “The deceased person was saved because they claimed to have […]
"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 […]
How can you know that you're born again? Can you know by looking for fruit in your life? "Fruit inspection" has been devastating to many people's assurance. Bob Wilkin and Shawn Lazar discuss Matt 7:15-20, "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know […]
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 […]
I'm going to skip the boring parts. Here's what you need to know: My five-year-old daughter, Eily, got Covid. She and I quarantined together and had no symptoms. Thus began the magic. We've hunted for treasure through mysterious trails carved in the autumn leaves. We went on forest adventures in the enchanted wood that touches […]
Have you ever been confused about one of Jesus’ parables? Mistaking the meaning of the parables can make it extremely difficult to understanding salvation, discipleship, eternity and even the Bible. The reference card below will help make sense of the parables and the characters within. The videos explain a selection of the parables which appear […]
Ukrainian Best News children's tract (pack of 25)
“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. […]
According to factsandtrends.net Easter is the number one highest church attendance day of the year. Whether you are a regular attendee or once-in-a-while goer Easter is the day you get all dressed up in abnormally bright colored clothing and head to church. We celebrate the incredible story of Jesus' sacrifice and resurrection. What I find […]
"How do you know the Gospels are reliable? The gospels are Greco-Roman-style biographies. These historical documents are eyewitness accounts of mostly public events. They were written shortly after the events they describe and were circulated during the lifetime of other eyewitnesses. The Gospels survived the scrutiny of the thousands who saw Jesus first hand, and […]
The Corona Quarantine of 2020 might have you feeling as if you are imprisoned, locked down, or chained to your home and unable to leave and live freely as you normally do. Your food options may be more limited. Contact with other people has been diminished and almost limited to strictly communicating via technology. The […]
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 […]
A few years ago my brother-in-law committed suicide on Easter day. It was a horrifying time of confusion and remorse for the entire family. I've seen first hand the terrible effects of depression and. In light of that, I've been thinking about this story that has been going around. I've seen it on sites like […]
As you drive toward home, you and Aunt Loola continue to talk about Cravis and his strange garden. “How did you get to know him?" you ask. “We used to be—” Aunt Loola pauses. It’s rare for her to be at a loss for words. “Cravis and I used to be very close.” “Really?” "This […]
Building a biblical marriage can be difficult, but the following are five tips to help get you started from a married-a-long-time, has-a-bunch-of-kids, still-in-love, wife.
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.
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 […]
You've spent a few weeks dreaming about fruit, now. Each morning you stand in the place where your fruit tree sapling is planted. You can't wait to see that little sprig spring into a vibrant giant with heavily laden branches of edible delights. As you sit among the vines and thorns waiting for the fruit […]
Mary had just received news that she was pregnant, by the Holy Spirit, with the Messiah. And her immediate response? An expression of faith. Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to Your Word.” Luke 1:38
Lucas and Kristah discuss the often misunderstood concept of fearing God.
Avi's mind was racing. He had hardly breathed during Hans's amazing story. He was at a loss for words. It took him a moment, sitting on the stuffed couch, to pull himself from the dreamlike state he had been in while listening to Hans's tale. He looked around, coming back to himself. He was trying […]
Get your free download of this is a collection of free grace music from Free Grace International. Included Songs: I'll Set My Mind Lost At Sea Who You Are Your Grace Is Free Whatever Comes Who Will Deliever Me The Kingdome Waits Rescue Mystery In Me It's Good To Be Yours Infinite Tomorrow His Return […]
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 […]
Even though Jesus gives an explanation of this parable it is still widely misunderstood. Many teachers will encourage you to "check your soil" to see if you are truly saved or not. The gift of eternal life is not something to be questioned or determined based on a person's actions.
Many claims that the Bible has been translated too many times to be trusted. Learn why that claim demonstrates a misunderstanding of how the Bible is transmitted to us through the ages.
Have you ever wondered what it takes to have eternal life. To find out take a closer look by clicking on the infographic. Once it opens you can zoom in. Enjoy.
Many question whether they could really be forgiven by God. In this video Lucas Kitchen teaches on Mark 2:1-12, and uncovers an important aspect about forgiveness that you may not realize.
I was sitting in my car watching, horrified, as my best friend cried beside me. I’ve known her for years. We have been through weddings, births, deaths, and more together, but I had never seen her so upset. Her face was bright red, while huge tears spilled into her lap. “I just don’t know if she’s really saved.” she gasped between tears.
You arrive at Aunt Loola’s house the next morning with a pen and notepad. You’re eager to get instructions. You feel as if you’re finally making progress, as you now know where you have to focus. You knock on the door, but there is no answer. You knock again and wait. You're about to go […]
My toddler, completely enthralled, was watching his dad clip his toenails and asked: “Do I eat toenails dad?” My husband and I both laughed (after my gag reflex subsided) at this question and let him know that it’s not a good idea to eat toenails. My son’s latest trend is to ask if he can […]
...But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect... 1 Peter 3:15 NIV
The Spirit inside me
Is sinless completely
But this flesh is conniving
And I do, what I don’t want to do
Who will set me free
Who will deliver me
Who will set me free
From this sin-dead body
What I want to do
I never do
When I don’t want to
I do, I don’t understand
Who will set me free
Who will deliver me
Who will set me free
From this sin-dead body
When I feel empty and numb
And everything that I do is working against me
When I feel brokered and stunned
cause everything that I try doesn’t change me
This is a fight I can’t win
Spirit and flesh are at war within
I know I’ll fail once again
Who can save me from this body of death and sin
Who will set me free
Who will deliver me
Who will set me free
From this sin-dead body
We had been married for about eight years and finally settled into that comfortable rhythm that only experienced couples can manage. It was Easter Sunday. After church, we had lunch at his parent’s house before heading home for family nap time. The warm April sun was flowing through the double glass of the back porch […]
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.
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.
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.
Rachit, Avi, and Carina rode silently for a long time. Bhoora had fallen back into a nap in the truck bed. The hover pods seemed to moan a little louder than usual as they sped eastward. “Amoli asked about you,” Carina said. “Really?” Avi replied. “Well, she asked when we all were coming back, but […]
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, […]
It’s been days since you’ve worked in the garden. You peer out every time you cross the back window, but you can’t make yourself walk out. Even across the lawn, you see the weeds are returning. Instead of working on the garden, you opt for a half measure. You’ve tried already, but you decide to […]
Shepherd Amos arrived for Carina and Avi before the sun was up. Bhoora was already sniffing around the courtyard. Avi bid Bhoora stay in the gardened courtyard as Amos ushered him and Carina to the location of Rachit's trial. It was a courtly room with a tall seat at the head. A glowing amber chandelier […]
This tract is designed to fit inside plastic Easter eggs with a few pieces of candy making it a great way to share the real meaning of Easter.
The wind whistles outside your bedroom window and the roof creaks with the howling blast. You sit up in bed and peer toward the clock. It’s dark, as is the entire house. Outside, a fierce crack punctuates the screaming bluster. You sneak to the window, as if the storm might discover you're out of bed. […]
The unique thing about Christianity is that it was so simple to disprove. Although most religions make claims that are designed to be impossible to refute, not so for Christianity. Christianity’s primary event, the resurrection, would have been simple to disprove if it were fabricated. Although it should have been simple, it was never disproved, because… A bunch […]
Part 1 of a 2 Part Series Does your Bible have a layer of dust that menacingly stares you down every time you walk past it? Do the dust bunnies have teeth and taunt you when you think of reading it? You just might be in that small percentage of the population who suffer from […]
This was a chapter that I decided to remove from my book Eternal Life (forthcoming), but I think it has some important stuff within. One of my favorite lines in any movie comes from Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, which is a spoof comedy. I'm not suggesting you watch it. In fact, I'm suggesting […]
I had a steaming cup of coffee warming my hands while I sat and watched little fat squirrels chasing each other through the canopy of trees in our backyard. Almost all of the leaves had dropped creating a thick layer over the grass. The sun had not been up long enough to melt the delicate […]
“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 […]
They all agreed that they should stop for a break. Even Bhoora sniffed the rushing air. He could recognize a buffet when he smelled one. Their boat captain guided the vessel into a small alcove along the side of the river. They tied off to a large rock as they climbed ashore. This time Bhoora […]
As parents, it can feel as if the list of what we need to teach our children can be long and arduous. This perhaps became even more apparent this Spring when parents were suddenly thrown into teaching their children at home with little to no preparation. It falls on our shoulders to consider our children’s […]
“I’m going out of town for a few days,” Loola says over the phone. You flip pancakes on the stove-top skillet. You pinch the phone between your shoulder and your ear. “Where are you going?” “I’m going to see my son,” she says. “He never comes to town. He’s become too important.” “Well, I’m sure […]