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The church's volunteer coordinator is on the prowl like a hungry lion, looking for who she may devour. If you get caught in her icy stare there is little you can do. When faced with this dangerous volunteer-seeking predictor try using these ingenious excuses. 1. ”I am trying to be a good steward of my […]

10 WAYS CHRISTIANS SAY “NO”

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 […]

How To Cultivate Deep Roots

Popular objections to the New Testament, and what you should know about them. 1. It’s not scientifically provenThis is an untenable objection because for the scientific method to work the event in question must be observable, measurable, and repeatable. History is not measurable or repeatable, so the scientific method does not apply to historical events. It […]

7 Popular Objections to the New Testament

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 […]

Wooly

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.

Don't Grow Tired (Live)

A song by Lucas Kitchen that discusses God's love for us.  Vocals by Matthew Simmons

Who You Are (Single)

John Piper is a hugely successful and well-respected preacher of a large church. He's considered an academic powerhouse of reformation theology. It seems as if that would mean he is highly trustworthy on the topic of the saving message of Jesus Christ, but in this video, you will discover that his gospel presentation is not […]

Famous Preachers: John Piper

By now you’ve spent weeks staring at the garden. You have checked the fruit tree sapling. It is a tough plant. It continues to survive, but it is far from thriving. In fact, it hasn't grown a single centimeter since shortly after you planted it.  Each time you visit the wild garden, you kneel down […]

You Can't Do It

A few years ago I heard a different style of testimony. The man began by saying he had been part of a “Christian” cult which taught that once you were saved, if you sinned even one time, you lost your salvation and you could never get it back. This cult was extreme in its teachings […]

The Defined Testimony

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 to Stay the Course

Jesus was verified dead by Roman executioners. A second verification of him being deceased came when the body was taken down from the cross, and wrapped for burial. The tomb was sealed with a Roman seal, which would cost the breaker his life. The soldiers would be held accountable for letting the seal be broken, […]

The Resurrection
God's Evidence Is His People.
Just Blame The Monks.

You Can Be Eternally Secure tract in Spanish 

Spanish "You Can Be Eternally Secure "

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 […]

Shuttle

Rule # 1: Shut up! That's right. Stick your balled-up fist in your face hole if you have to, but most importantly stop talking. And yes, I'm saying you should START by STOPPING the incessant blather. In most cases, everything you will say to them has already been said to them multiple times. We're not […]

7 Rules For Debating An Atheist: For Christians Only.
Broken Circle Of Life (Single)

Another day in camp and they were all ready to move. Rachit and Carina’s debates were getting louder, and Zariah seemed eager to get on the move. Avi was the only one that wanted to stay. When it was finally decided, they began gathering their gear.  “The truck won’t start,” Carina said.  “Did you load […]

Which Way

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

The Mary Mantra
Life Is Extremely Unlikely.

"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 […]

Reunion

For the first time in over a year, I got a solid eight glorious hours of sleep. I don’t have sleep issues, shift work, or an overactive bladder. I have a 14-month-old baby who likes to have a midnight… 2:00 am, 4:00 am, and 6:00 am snack. Ideally, parents sleep train in the first few […]

Procrastinating Patience

…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 […]

Are You At Work?
Is Christianity Testable?

The evening weather had been so pleasant that Avi and his family slept under the stars. Although everyone else had slumbered soundly, their small fruit orchard provided the backdrop for Avi’s sleepless night. He tossed and turned under the fruit-laden branches, reconsidering his near encounter with Eliah and Yacob. Before the sun was up, Avi […]

Offended

...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

Always Be Ready

Atheists often claim that there is no evidence that The God of the Bible exists.  The problem is that the statement is simply untrue.  The bible is packed with statements that are verifiable in the modern world. We will cover 10 of them.  In Genesis 17 God makes an agreement with the Jews that would […]

Is There Evidence For God?

My daughter woke up crying at 6:30AM. After my wife got her back to sleep I laid in bed for another few minutes but I couldn't sleep. I had something running through my head. It was this question, "can a Christian become an atheist and still be saved." I felt like this would be a […]

Does a Christian Turned Atheist Lose Eternal Life?

“But I don’t understand,” Jamesh said, after the broadcast had concluded. “Dusk happens at a different time depending on where in the empire you are, right?”  “That's right,” Avi said. He glanced at his father, seeing if he wanted to answer the questions. His dad watched but said nothing.  “Then, not everyone in the kingdom […]

Arrangement

"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, […]

Avi's Song

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“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, […]

The Light

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!

10 Reasons Not To Invite Jesus Into Your Heart To Be Saved.

The Grand Release I'm pleased to present my new book, Naked Grace: A quest for clarity in a world of confusion. I'd like to say, "Thank You" to all of those who pre-ordered! Due to your pre-order support, Naked Grace released with a top 100 status on Amazon. (It's #1 for its category as of this writing—no easy task.) […]

Lucas' New Book, Naked Grace

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 […]

How Does The Russian Invasion Fit Into End Times Prophecy?

"What does this verse mean to you?" I have been in numerous Bible studies where this question has been asked. But is this really the question we should be asking when studying God's Word? If not, what kind of questions should we be asking?

Is There a Wrong Way to Study the Bible?
FG Kids Archive 2

“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 […]

The Withers

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.

Bedtime Lessons / Dragon Tales / Eloy's Dragon

"Beginner or advanced," The track attendant asked, clipboard in hand. I knew that if I got in the advanced race I would get stomped. I had seen others win trophies, and I coveted one.  "Beginner," I said, hoping it would ensure a win. I had registered for my first official BMX competition. I was nervous as I […]

Suffering Loss In Heaven

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 […]

Free Grace Music (Album) - Free

Lucas was interviewed by Jeremy Myers on the One Verse Podcast in Early 2020. They talked about his book Naked Grace. Free grace international does not endorse the views expressed by those who appear (other than Lucas) on the following video.

Lucas On The One Verse Podcast

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.

How do I go to heaven when I die?

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 […]

A Selfish Gardener

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 […]

Did God command genocide?
Free Grace Kids: S1 Ep01

Part 2 of a 2 Part Series Check out Part 1 of this series to catch the first part of Kelley's Story in her journey of looking back to move forward. As I sang along to the song "oceans" on each Sunday that fall, I began to pray and ask the Lord to make its […]

Look Back To Move Forward-Part II

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.

Be Mine: 5 Biblical Ways to Be a Better Valentine

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 […]

Is Religion Really The #1 Cause Of War?

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, […]

Practical Reasons Intelligent People Believe In Jesus

What kind of savior was Jesus? What does it mean to believe in Jesus as your savior? What kind of salvation do you expect Him to give? Shawn Lazar answers these questions by focusing on what Jesus promised: everlasting life.

What kind of salvation does Jesus promise?

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 […]

Suicide In The Church

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 […]

Why Trust The Bible?

Have you ever heard someone claim that "falling from grace" means a person has lost their salvation? Shawn and Bob (of Grace Evangelical Society) join us in the FGI studio to tackle this important question.

Bob and Shawn answer: What Does It Mean To Fall From Grace?

Lucas and Kristah discuss the often misunderstood concept of fearing God.

What does it mean to fear the Lord?
Free Grace Kids: S1 Ep02

In August of 2019, we hosted a team of missionaries here in Kenya led by our friend Randy Jones. It was during the school holidays, which meant our three children were at home along with some of their cousins. In the evening, we would have devotions and there could easily be ten to fifteen of us at any given time.

Where Did You See God Today?

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 […]

News Is Dragging You Down!
Free Grace Kids: S1 Ep13
Practical Reasons To Believe In Jesus

Having seen a trial that ended in execution, Avi was entirely undone as Hans turned his attention toward Rachit. He was so frightened that without realizing it, he was clutching Amos' sleeve. He could hardly breathe. Thinking of such dark things was more than Avi had ever had to endure.  “What are the charges,” Low […]

A Need For Mercy

“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 […]

Grafting

“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 […]

Royal Messenger

As Easter approaches and we think about Jesus’ death and resurrection, I’ve been reading through the new testament accounts of His death so that I will have an awareness and thankfulness during this season of celebration.  When you think of a celebration the first thing to come to mind isn’t usually death, but as I’ve […]

Thankful Christ Died for Me

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 […]

The Almanac

Atheists often claim that Jesus never existed in history. If that is true, then we should expect to find at least some support of the Christ Myth Theory somewhere in history. So is there support for the Christ Myth Theory in ancient history? Nope! In fact, it took about 1800 years for anyone to argue […]

Did Jesus Actually Exist?

A song by Lucas Kitchen that looks forward to the return of Christ and the establishment of his kingdom on Earth.  Vocals by Matthew Simmons

Infinite Tomorrow (Single)

You're standing, once again, in that overgrown wood that you can't really call a garden. There is hardly anything redeeming about it. It's packed with rocks and thorns. Vines block out the sun from reaching the ground. The place is a wreck. You've visited the unkempt property for weeks now but haven't seen a change. […]

Garden Goal

A Promise You Can't Live without Tract (25 pack)

A Promise Tract
Free Grace Kids: S1 Ep05

having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever 1 Peter 1:23 Once we believe in Jesus for eternal life, God’s seed takes root in us and starts to develop the root system necessary to take in vital nutrients such as water. We need to water our roots […]

Rooted In Prayer
THE END

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 […]

BenDavid

I think it would be an understatement to say that 2020 has been quite the year. While this year has gone differently than any of us planned, I hope you can look back and see God’s hand at work in your life throughout it all. This Christmas season may look different from years past. We […]

A Thrill Of Hope

"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 […]

Eavesdropping

I was in ministry in west Texas a number of years ago. We were about to begin a night worship service for College students called Paradigm when a man, probably homeless, walked into the church and sat down on the back pew. That was not that uncommon, what was uncommon was his attire... or his […]

The Wedding Banquet

“How do they fly?” Avi asked as he watched another skyliner dip low enough to drop its tethered passenger bay.  “The air is pumped out of the oval part on top. It's rigid, so it keeps its shape, creating a voluminous vacuum. Vacuum is lighter than the surrounding air, so the structure rises.” Carina explained. […]

Is That Her?
Will You Be My Neighbor?

International mission trips, new book promotions, and regional speaking engagements are some of the things the FGI team has been up to. Discover what we've been working on in our latest newsletter.

FGI News Update (October 2021)

In the daily grind that is parenting, consider the things we do over and over that aren’t always fun but are necessary to keep our families moving forward - things like diaper changes, meal preparation, and laundry come to mind, among others. The repetition of these things happens so often that we sometimes do them […]

Prayer and The Daily Grind of Parenting

Each time I talk about the gospel, I get resistance from Christians who want to call foul. They quote verses from James, and 1st John trying to point out that we must have works to maintain our salvation. It worries me quite a bit that this is a common understanding of the gospel. How have […]

Jesus, The Repo Man

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?

Can you be blameless in the faith?

 Atheists often claim that Jesus never existed in history. If that is true, then we should expect to find at least some support of the Christ Myth Theory somewhere in history. So is there support for the Christ Myth Theory in ancient history? Nope! In fact, it took about 1800 years for anyone to argue […]

Did Jesus Really Exist?

Calling all music lovers!  We've got something for you. First a little back story. When I (Lucas) was sixteen my brothers and I got summer jobs, saved up enough money to buy an arsenal of recording equipment, and turned my parent's garage into a music studio. Mom and Dad's ears are still ringing, but that experience […]

Free Grace Music
Free Grace Kids: S1 Ep10

I'd like to explain a few things about how repentance and belief fit together. I do not believe that repentance (turning from sins) is a requirement for receiving eternal life. I have some reasons for this, I'd like to share a few. John’s baptism was a baptism of repentance. He told the people to believe […]

How does repentance connect to belief?

Zariah led Avi up a winding set of stairs that must have spanned twenty floors. She kept stealing stray glances at him as they climbed toward the top. After a plethora of steps, they finally came to the stoop of the corner tower of the Palace. They exited the stairwell, which opened onto a balcony […]

The Temple

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 […]

Belief/Faith Is A Light Switch Not A Dimmer.

My husband's birthday is one week before Christmas. One of our first holiday seasons together as newlyweds, we were having dinner with his family celebrating his birthday early in December. As everyone was nearly finished eating, his brother announced he thought we should just go ahead and celebrate Christmas together...that night. My incredibly cool, easy-going, […]

The Perfect Christmas Plan

The next day the festivities began at dawn. Trumpet blasts rang through the city. The courtyard of the palace was being prepared for a massive banquet. Noise and movement were all about the grounds. By midmorning, they were on their way to the parade grounds.  Eliah and his daughter Zariah joined Avi and the delegation […]

The Grand Parade

Ukrainian Best News children's tract (pack of 25)

Ukrainian Tract

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 […]

King Of Tamesh
Fish Or Cut Bait (A Fiction Short Story) / Podcast S2 E2

I recently took my kids on an epic nine-day, 3100-mile road trip out West across Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah. I am what you would call the “outdoorsy type,” and I am admittedly fascinated with the beauty found in Creation around us. I often marvel at how stunning it is, even though it’s in […]

God’s Glorious Wrath

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 Disciple Testimony

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, […]

Historical Reasons Intelligent People Believe In Jesus

After we have stuffed ourselves with holiday cookies, pies, and pastries, we vow to repair the damage we have inflicted on our waistlines. We are determined to lose weight, get in shape, eat healthier; the list goes on. We tell ourselves that the new year will be better if we can only meet our goals. 

4 Goals for the New Year

Why should the Kingdom matter now?  I was burned out like a piece of bread in a jammed toaster. I had been in church for years and even worked as a full-time minister. None-the-less, the fire had gone out for me, and I was still smoking with bitterness and frustration. I was confident that I […]

A Note From The Author

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 […]

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