It does not, therefore, depend on human desire or effort, but on God’s mercy. Romans 9:16 NIV
Hello world! I am a father, husband, IT professional, and Bible teacher at a local unaffiliated church (I was raised in the SBC and it holds a place in my heart). Human Effort, this website, is the result of my preparations to teach each week and I have been posting here for almost 10 years. I have a masters in religion from Liberty University and I am thankful for that time spent building a foundation for the teaching role that God has placed on my heart. Small groups and discipleship with long term relationship investments is the best way to grow in knowledge of the Lord. These small groups are also God’s design to ground your life so he can propel you forward into the storms as Christ leads.
I love questions and comments so feel free to post and I will do my best to respond.
Every post, Lord willing, draws a red line directly to Christ Jesus. He is God’s solution to the rebellious nature of humankind against God who created all things. God humbled Himself and became a man, Jesus, to pay the penalty of death for human rebellion. Human effort to please God (Religion) or to pretend He does not exist (Atheism) is fruitless and leads to hell. Only through God’s mercy will the relationship between the creation and the Creator be restored. To realize that restoration each individual must turn toward Jesus, this is called repentance, and away from self. The good news of Jesus is that God restores the relationship when we as individuals confess Jesus as Lord and believe that God raised him from the dead.
Christ is eternal everything else is temporary. Serve him, love him, and listen to his call.
Christ only always, Brent