Jesus said…

Mark 8:38 Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.

Heart stirring words indeed!


Matthew Poole:

There are two passions which prevail upon men to make them apostatize in a day of temptation, fear and shame.


The cross of Christ appeared to the great body of mankind to be shameful and contemptible. To the Jews it was a stumbling-block, and to the Greek’s foolishness. Hence vast numbers, whether through shame or fear, did not dare to confess it, and still less to preach it. And therefore it is that Paul says (Romans 1:16), “I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ.”

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Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.


For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ,….

The reason why he was so ready and willing to preach it, even where he ran the greatest risk of his character and life, was, because it was “the Gospel of Christ” he preached, and he was not ashamed of it.

This supposes that some were, though the apostle was not, ashamed of the Gospel;

as all such are who hide and conceal it,…

who have abilities to preach it, and do not: or…

who preach, but not the Gospel; or…

who preach the Gospel only in part,…

who own that in private, they will not preach in public,…

and use ambiguous words, of doubtful signification, to cover themselves;

who blend the Gospel with their own inventions, seek to please men, and live upon popular applause, regard their own interest, and not Christ’s, and cannot bear the reproach of his Gospel.

It expresses, that the apostle was not ashamed of it; that is, to preach it, which he did fully and faithfully, plainly and consistently, openly and publicly, and boldly, in the face of all opposition:…


What is the Liebster Award?

In the words of another blogger it is “an award that bloggers give to other bloggers, and it helps us all spread the word about our blogs – and helps our readers to know more about us.”

It was given to me by Stephanie at The Offense of the Cross. Thank you Stephanie. I appreciate your encouragement. I thank the Lord for saving me and allowing me to blog. All comes from Him.

In turn I would like to nominate Beth at I Once Was Lost for the Liebster Award. I find Beth’s blog to be very joyful and uplifting, always giving God the glory for the great things He has done for her. She has a wondeful testimony of God’s saving power.

Now for the 11 Bible verses Stephanie asked for, verses that have strengthened my walk with the Lord. The following come to mind…

Isaiah 25:4 For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.

Isaiah 43:2 When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.

Lamentations 3:22-23 It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

Luke 5:32 I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Romans 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

Philippians 3:9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:

1 Peter 1:18-19 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: 

1 Peter 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

Jude 1:24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

Wonderful Words Of Life

Lastly, some ramdom facts about myself…

1. I am of Italian ancestry.

2. I was born in Brooklyn, NY.

3. I was born again 30 years ago.

4. Jesus brought me out of the darkness of Roman Catholicism.

5. I write Christian poems.

6. I like to give out Bible tracts.

7. When I go out I alternate between wearing a hat proclaiming Jesus as my Savior, and another hat with Acts 4:12 proclaiming Him as the Savior of the world.

8. Regarding my history of Christian ministry, the Lord by His grace and mercy has allowed me, in the past, to work for two different churches, do Vacation Bible School in my home with the neighborhood kids, evangelize on the street and subway, and also do many years of nursing home ministry.

9. Jesus is my all and all. To my blessed Savior be the glory!


Luke 17:26-30 And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.

New Jersey law to require schools to teach LGBT history in class

HILLSONG… Beautiful Music, Devilish Practices

Hillsong Church Phoenix Conducting a Catholic Mass and Hosting Catholic Priest at Alpha Conference 2019

Hillsong music is extremely popular and many mainstream evangelical churches use the music in their worship services.

Hillsong music is just another worm on the ecumenical hook… Rome fishing for Protestants to bring them under her dominion.

John 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

There can be no true worship, regardless of how beautiful the songs, when false doctrines abound.  

2 John 1:9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.