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The majority of testimonies given in churches today are confusing. To make matters worse, I believe most don’t even give a clear gospel presentation. Here’s a recent example: Not too long ago, I was sitting at a dinner table with three evangelical missionaries.

The Deceptive Testimony

In a conversation with a good friend, I was asked about the times in the old testament where God kills men and women. I didn't have a good response at the time, and possibly still don't. After thinking about it for a while, though, this is what seemed appropriate to say. God only gives life […]

Is God a murderer?
The End

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?

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!

“So, when are we going to start working on my garden?" you ask.  "Are you sure you're ready?" Aunt Loola asks as she sets her tray down on the table. The line at the buffet was long, and your stomach is growling.  "Yeah, I'm ready. Why wouldn't I be?" you say as you set your […]

Thorn Farmer

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 […]

Escape

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?

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

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

Recently, I went through the painful process of leaving a church that believed turning from sins was necessary for salvation. As an immature believer, I didn’t identify right away what was wrong with their doctrine and faithfully followed their teaching. With time, I became more and more troubled. I was unsure whether I had turned […]

Rooted in Fellowship

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
Free Grace Kids: S1 Ep07

At 14 years old I remember lying in my bed at night praying over and over, "Lord forgive me of my sins, and save me." Every night I performed this ritual. There were no sins in particular that I was referring to. Instead, I was uncertain that my sins had been forgiven in general. I […]

What Exactly Do I Have To Do To Be Saved?

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 […]

Finding Joy In The Pandemic

I recently received a good question. QUESTION: I have a question I can't find an answer to. Maybe you would have some kind of an answer. I literally have only one question. My faith doesn't waver. I just don't understand one thing - If God is all-knowing, and if he loves us so much, then […]

Why Did God Create, Knowing Things Would Go Wrong?
Free Grace Kids: S1 Ep05

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

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

Ukrainian Tract

The international space station has an incredibly advanced life support and environmental control system. Without these vital systems working in concert, the astronauts would be turned into blood-boiled brain-dead space sicles.  Each of these vital systems took thousands of highly trained engineers, decades to conceive, design, build, test, and refine. Despite the billions of dollars, […]

The Space Station That Proves God Exists

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.

Maybe There's More

"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

What is belief? John Piper gives an incredibly confusing and convoluted definition of "belief" and "saving faith." Lucas tries to unravel the mess.

Lucas Answers John Piper

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?
FG Kids Archive 1

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.

Parable of the Sower Infographic

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?”⁠[1] In […]

Aristotle, the Bible, and Cosmic Reality?

The Bible is a big book. Actually, it is a library of many books, each with its own purpose. Where should you start reading?

Where Should I Start Reading The Bible?

In this exploration of Mark 1: Lucas Kitchen uncovers the kind of authority that Christ demonstrated in everything he did.

Who has the authority?

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

Quite a lot, actually. Even though many atheists and Christ-opponents claim he never lived, there is plenty that disagrees with this opposition position. Take a look at the various sources that support Jesus' existence.

What does history say about Jesus' existence?

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?

You arrive at the feed store at ten thirty with a thermos of coffee in hand. You head straight for the gardening section in search of Aunt Loola. She's finishing up with a customer when you arrive. The customer leaves with a cartload of gardening supplies.  “Can I help you?” she says with a wink.  […]

Conditions Are Right

The Jesus Myth hypothesis: For itching ears only. This is the idea that Jesus never existed in history but was made up centuries later. Supposedly his attributes were borrowed from other pagan religions. So... yeah. I'd like to respond to that. This is an overview approach, I'll leave the minutia to the scholars.One of the […]

Is Jesus a Myth?

I received this question recently: Is it really necessary for an isolated people group to hear the gospel? I remember sitting through a sermon a long time ago about accountability and God will judge each person accordingly. It made sense that God would not condemn a person if he/she has never heard the gospel or […]

What About The Tribes?

Subscribe to our mailing list to receive this free book: For The Sake Of The King, in PDF and ePub formats. CHRISTIAN FICTION THAT TAKES YOU ON A POWERFUL ADVENTURE! Knowing the emperor strikes disloyal provinces with drought, Avi must journey to the world capital to win the girl he loves and save his village […]

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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.

How shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation? / Hebrews 2:3

Multi-Ethnic Best News Tract (25 pack)

Multi Ethnic Best News

You show Aunt Loola around the house and offer her a seat at the kitchen table. You start a dark pot of coffee brewing and pull out some eggs and a skillet.  “So, are we going to work in the garden today?" you ask as she shuffles into the kitchen. “I am concerned," she says.  […]

Forgetting The Purpose

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 was a gangly kid of thirteen

Dark feelings and  insecurity

I Went to dad and said him 

Do I need to get saved all over  again

No, son, it’s a once and done

Don’t mistrust God only begotten son

He opened the pages of first John

Talked of assurance, I was stunned

I write these things to you

who believe In the name of God’s son

So you may know that you 

have eternal life. You can Know it’s true. 

I was still feeling really insecure, 

So Dad said I should talk some more

With my bible study leader at our little bible church

So that Sunday I waited by the door

How do I know I’m really, truly saved

I said to him, hoping to be free

Security would be in me 

surely as easy as one two three

The fact that you're asking is a really good sign

He said as I waited for something more divine

But It never materialized, and he was done

That’s it, that’s all, nothing about God’s Son

I guess he’d never read the writings of John?

For him, the Eternal was a “maybe it’s done.”

How could he live with such uncertainty

I shoulda showed him what dad showed me

I write these things to you

who believe In the name of God’s son

So you may know that  you 

have eternal life. You can Know it’s true. 

Over the next thirty years or so 

I’d count more doubts than my fingers and toes

The church is drowning in salvation doubt

makes me want to shout this out out

Jesus and John said so clearly

The thing we continually fail to see

Read the words, and you’ll see what I mean

Right there in first John five one three

I write these things to you

who believe In the name of God’s son

So you may know that  you 

have eternal life. You can Know it’s true. 

I Write These Things To You (Single)

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 […]

Putting Good Things Into Your Body
Christianity Should Be Simple To Disprove.

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)

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 […]

Trees With Bad Fruit

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”
Historical Reasons Intelligent People Believe In Jesus.

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

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

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 […]

Riding Dolphins

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

What does it mean to fear the Lord?

"The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance" (2 Peter 3:9). What does it mean that God does not want anyone to perish? What does it mean that He wants all to come […]

God Does Not Want Anyone to Perish.

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

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?

You reach for the phone. You’ve dialed Loola’s number even before you realize what you’re doing. The phone beeps about the same time you remember that Loola no longer lives in your neighborhood. You set down the phone and glance out the window.  Your eyes fall toward the kitchen sink, and across the counter where […]

Motivation

I really like that song that came out recently with lyrics that say “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay” by the artist Plumb. A friend of mine disagreed whole-heartedly. This has been on my mind since then. I say that because I’ve found myself lately feeling like a liar when friends or acquaintances ask how […]

No, I’m Not Okay - Thanks For Asking

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

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

…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?

“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 […]

She's Here

 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?

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

Avi could feel the music flowing through his body, raising every hair. By the end, David and Zariah were standing next to him, singing along. Their harmony was like honey and wine. Every word sent warm chills down Avi's back.  Coming out of the melody was like being unbound from a musical spell. The drifting […]

Festival

As the travelers walked along their way, Avi and Carina shared what they had learned from the wanderers with Rachit and Zariah. Strangely, Rachit seemed uninterested, and Zariah seemed to already know what they told her. After listening for a few minutes, Rachit changed the subject abruptly. Though the conversation moved in new directions, Avi […]

Unexpected Answers

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?

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

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 […]

Science and Religion
Free Grace Kids: S1 Ep13

About ten years ago or so I decided to try to write a book (the first one I had ever written.) It was going to be a philosophy book... Although I am not a philosopher, I had a purpose for the book. I wanted it to be a large-scale thought examination; A mental Science experiment. […]

The Leap From God's Existence to Christianity
John 3:16 Is A Big Deal.
Free Grace Kids: S1 Ep01

Avi stood and dusted himself off, not sure what to say. The song he had just sung was still echoing in his ears. In an instant, Hans was at his side.  “That was the most beautiful song I've ever heard from the lips of a mortal,” Hans said. He placed his arm around Avi's shoulder […]

Will You Stay

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
FG Kids Archive 4

According to Free Grace Theology, Jesus died for everyone, including you. However, that does not mean everyone automatically goes to heaven when they die, i.e., that does not mean universalism is true. Why not? Shawn Lazar explains.

If Jesus died for everyone why doesn't everyone go to Heaven?

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. […]

Wait...and See

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.

Lucas On Connections (Canadian Radio Show)

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!
Is Jesus Scientifically Proven?

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

A Promise Tract
Free Grace Kids: S1 Ep10

“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

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

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

"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
Free Grace Kids: S1 Ep11
Popular Objections: It's Not Scientifically Proven

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

Who Will Deliver Me?
Just Blame The Monks.

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

We Chose To Follow Children, (Josh Harris & Marty Sampson)

My husband told me he wanted to stop looking at porn but told me he needed my help.

The Pornography Battle in Your Marriage

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
Is Religion The Number One Cause Of War?

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

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 […]

Famous Preachers: Francis Chan
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