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Lucas and Kristah discuss debating atheists, a new FGI song, and everyone's big important job.

Who Will Deliver Me?

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 […]

Salvation And Discipleship Introduction

“I’m a nomad,” the man said. “My name’s Fred.” What a strange-sounding name, Avi thought. Uninterested, Bhoora grazed nearby on some local plant life as Avi and Carina gave their attention to the stranger.  “I’m Avi, and this is my sister Carina.” He decided not to introduce Zariah, who had hidden. Avi could tell that […]

Nomad

"Hello, Avi. How may I help you today?” A powerful voice said almost in his ear. Avi turned to find Shepherd Amos, dressed in white, smiling, and waiting. He had met him a few times and heard him speak at the village gatherings more times than he could count. The skin of Amos' arms and […]

Invitation

The drive through the withered lands was harrowing. The dried landscape stretched on for hours. Sometime near dusk, they came to the other side. Just like the wall of wind-born dust they had entered, they discovered another great wall of grit near the edge of the territory. This time they drove the truck through it, […]

Withered Ones

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 […]

A Burden

You’re standing at your kitchen sink staring out at the lawn. What a splendid scene. The sun is smiling down; the grass is still shrouded with dew; the tool shed door is wide and tools are flying out. Wait, what? You set your coffee cup down next to the sink and start toward the exit.  […]

Pruning

Recently someone told me what her parents were enduring. They had spent 45 years on three different mission fields—India, Hong Kong, and Suriname, learning a new language in each location. Raising five children, they never had money to put away, so at age 70, they retired to subsidized housing in Florida. Now they were experiencing […]

Grief for Glory

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

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

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.

Will My Children Keep The Faith?
Practical Reasons To Believe In Jesus
Free Grace Kids: S1 Ep09

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

Who Will Deliver Me (Single)

"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?

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 […]

Why was Israel expected to follow the law?

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.

Easter Egg Tract

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 […]

A Prayer

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 […]

15 Reasons Intelligent People Believe In Jesus

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 […]

The Magic Of Quarantine

"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

"Following" someone has taken on new meaning in our social media age. Though, twitter and facebook users weren't the first to ask us to follow. Aside the sea of Galilee Jesus said, "follow me," to a handful of eager fishermen. In this sermon from Lucas Kitchen, find out what "follow me" means.

What does "Follow Me" mean?

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.

Test Your Testimony: Promo

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 […]

Focus On The Soil

"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 […]

Garden Harder

Lucas and Kristah discuss prayer and parasites.

It Will Pay To Pray

 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?

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?

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 […]

Stop The Swap!
Historical Reasons Intelligent People Believe In Jesus.

I was excited to see Miami but didn't know I'd learn so much about eyesight while I was there. I got the chance to speak at a Bible conference in Miami. On my way out, the airline delayed the flight for three hours while we sat on the runway. As I was listening to the […]

Miami, Glasses, And Skin

“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 […]

Orbit

“Feel free to look around,” Hasani, the attendant, said. “King Hans will be with you shortly.”  Avi spun in place in the massive room. He had never seen so many books in his life. Shelves lined with bound volumes rose around him like the cliffs of a great mountain.  He scanned the spines for options […]

Hans's Library
Is Christianity Testable?

"We do not get very many visitors to Jazira. As you can see, your arrival is an exciting occasion,” shepherd Oksana said. As she spoke, a young boy appeared with plates of food heaped with a tasty looking supper.  “Wild rice, fire-baked water chestnut, taro, steamed caltrop, and aquatic spinach,” the boy said before disappearing. […]

Island Shepherd

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

Mystery In Me (Single)
Is There Evidence For Atheism?

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
Free Grace Kids: S1 Ep10

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.

Worst Turned Best Valentine's Day
Free Grace Kids: S1 Ep12

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.

Test Your Testimony: Introduction

For five Saturdays in a row, you've spent about an hour working side by side with Lenard to prepare his garden. It is exciting to walk through the steps with him, the same steps which Loola taught you. Though it was fun to learn them from her, you had no idea how exciting it would […]

Lenard's Tree

As they all approached, the sound of their trills became more clamored and intense. These freshwater dolphins seemed excited to see the visitors. Bhoora splashed back with his enormous paw, but slapping at the water had no effect on the aquatic creatures. They smacked their tails on the water and whistled a joyful sounding melody.  […]

Pinky

Rebekah did something unique among all other women in Genesis. After 20 years of infertility, God had answered her husband Isaac’s prayer and granted them conception. But that joyful outcome caused stress a few months later. Due to an uncomfortable pregnancy, Rebekah “went to inquire of the Lord.” She seems to be the only woman in Genesis who asked God a question, expecting an answer. Notice her desperation:

Praying Vs. Planning

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

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?

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

What does it mean to fear the Lord?

Lessons From Philippians Chapter 4 The Apostle Paul speaks to common culprits of an abundant life in Philippians 4, in a passage that has been called Paul’s “recipe for conflict resolution”. (Hendricks, 96) These verses are packed with specific solutions and allow us to consider and decide how we are going to respond to difficulty, […]

Abundant Life is a Choice
Fish Or Cut Bait (A Fiction Short Story) / Podcast S2 E2

I was asked this great question from a young man in South Texas. “Jesus knew the Old Testament. Could he have believed? Or was he spending his first 30 years crafting a story of the returned king that would fit in the Old Testament?" This is a fascinating idea. I’ve heard it asked another way.  “If […]

Could Jesus Intentionally Fulfill Prophecy?
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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 […]

Will A Christian Turned Atheist Go To Hell?

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. […]

Pursue Love

It was a warm morning at the flea market so I headed for the section of the open-air trading grounds nestled under the grove of towering oaks. After a full day of setup, it was the first morning the market was open to shoppers. Many vendors were taking it easy in their lawn chairs, with […]

Is That True?

We have attempted a garden for many years and we usually call it a “learning experience” because frankly, we have had mixed results. But, there is something about trying again and hoping for that bountiful harvest of overflowing baskets full of beautiful, shiny produce. This year, we were highly motivated because we thought we may […]

Contemplations of Quarantine: Ten Lessons from the Garden

The windows on our house are double-paned and slightly older than I am. This means they are a double-pain to clean as you have to dismantle them like one of those brainteaser puzzles they sell at Cracker Barrel. My favorite spot to sit in our house is in a vintage, velvet gold chair nestled next […]

Double-Pain Cleaning
A Spy

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 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 […]

Soil
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When Saturday comes around, you are ready. You are knocking on Lenard’s door as soon as the sun is up. He comes to the front dressed in overalls and looks as if he’s ready to work.  “Good morning,” you say. “I’m looking forward to planting that tree.”  “Oh, yeah.” His tone of voice leaves you […]

Helper

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 […]

Rooted in the Word

Avi stepped cautiously through the garden, which was bathed in a dusky light. He hummed softly against the whistling breeze and giggled at the funny shape of the bouncing melody. He let the music rise, adding humor with every note. The original composition bubbled with life and movement. He could hear it taking shape in […]

The Broadcast

I got this question from an Atheist friend recently. I thought it was a really good question and worth an official response.  Question: “You don't believe in Zeus, I’m assuming. Why do you think he was created, why did people believe in him, and why don't they anymore?”  Answer: Actually, I do believe in Zeus. So you […]

But I do believe in Zeus!

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.

What is the will of the father?

As Christmas approaches, I find myself filled with excitement as I think about ideas regarding how to make the season magical for my children. What presents should I buy? How should I decorate the house? What traditions do I want to start for my children? I find myself quickly slipping into the more worldly aspects […]

A Different Kind of Christmas List

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 […]

Do you need the Law to get the Gospel?

Were you taught that you have to Ask Jesus Into Your Heart To Be Saved? Many have been misled by this insidious little phrase. Learn all about it in this lighthearted video.

Seven Reasons Not To Ask Jesus Into Your Heart To Be Saved.

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 […]

Christianity Should Have Been Simple To Disprove

...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

“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

"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 […]

Banquet Of The Beloved

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 […]

What does it mean to be accursed?

  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 […]

Rewardable attributes: Introduction

“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

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 […]

Gifts

See below for information on the numbers, estimates, and calculations in this video. Let's imagine you are a hypothetical being looking for randomly occurring intelligent life within our Galaxy. You contact your local galactic real estate broker, and together you begin the search.  There are an estimated 100 billion stars in the Milky Way Galaxy, so […]

Are life sustaining planets common?

Has this year made you tired? Many are struggling with the incredible changes that have come about in the last 18 months. It would be easy for anyone now to grow weary of doing good. Lucas Kitchen shared a message at Letourneau University Chapel on that very subject.

Don't Be Tired

Heaven is like a nightclub where there is no cover charge but drinks will cost you. If you believe in Jesus for eternal life then you have it, and you can’t lose it. You will be allowed to enter the Kingdom. Many ask, “If I have eternal life, then why does it matter how I […]

Heaven is Like a Night Club

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.

Can You Believe It?

You Can Be Eternally Secure tract in Spanish 

Spanish "You Can Be Eternally Secure "

After a beautiful week in Jerusalem full of feasts, singing, and celebration, the micro delegation from Sundar was preparing to go home. They had gathered in the palace's courtyard. They had packed their travel bags and gathered them into a pile. Avi made general thanks to each. Jenil and Mr. Patel thanked him. Amoli shook […]

Next

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 […]

Simple

When Russia invaded Ukraine The phrase "Is Russia Gog and Magog" suddenly became a trending topic on google. This is probably because during the 70's, and 80's there were Bible teachers who speculated that the Soviet Union was Gog and Magog (Rev 20:8, Ez 38:2). This was a popular teaching among End Times enthusiasts until... […]

Is Russia Gog of Magog

"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 […]

Are The Gospels Reliable?

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 […]

Where Will A Christian Turned Atheist Go When They Die?

The shuttle set down gently outside the city. As soon as Avi was out of the massive compartment, he paused and surveyed the incredible scenery. The eager travelers streamed out around him, but he didn’t notice.  “During the Old Earth era, this was all desert,” Rachit said, pointing to the surrounding scenery. Avi could hardly […]

The Capital

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 […]

The World's Most Testable Religion

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.

Will A Christian, Who Turns Atheist Go To Hell?

A song by Lucas Kitchen that celebrates the free gift of eternal life in Christ Jesus.  Vocals by Matthew Simmons

Forever Life (Single)

"That's how it's done," Loola says from her garden chair. She's watching you remove weeds with your trusty hand shovel. The place that has been wild for so long is beginning to look respectable. For weeks now, you've removed weeds with careful yet thorough digging. "What a difference weeding makes!”  "Yeah. It's starting to look […]

A Garden Transformed

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)

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 […]

Top 5 Parenting Tips For Young Kids (#1 Beats Them All)

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

"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

…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?

"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 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.

The Dramatic 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, […]

Practical Reasons Intelligent People Believe In Jesus
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