Thursday, February 28, 2008

Love and the Law

How do we treat God's Commandments?
The books in the Ten Commandments Series are NOT about the keeping of the Law, they are about the fulfilling of the Law. The only way to bridge the gap between Law and grace is in fulfillment. Jesus came to fulfill the Law as He states in Matthew 5:17. His life, dead and resurrection marked a turning point in human history. Because of Him we no longer have to keep the Law in order to be at right terms with God, it is His grace and our faith in Jesus that will put us right with God. The Law did not disappear though; it is still part of the Bible. So how do we treat the Law? The answer is simple: the same way Jesus did. He came to fulfill the Law, we can follow His example. Now, you might say, Marja, Jesus was without sin, that is why He was able to fulfill the Law. We have no business trying to do the same. Well, I would say we are without excuse, because 2 Corinthians 5:21 says,
Christ was without sin, but for our sake God made Him share our sin in order that in union with Him we might share the righteousness of God.
He has given us His own righteousness, so off we go! Romans 13:10 states clearly that, Love is the fulfillment of the Law!
Every time we act in love, we fulfill the Law, because love casts out all jealousy, pride, ill-manners, selfishness and irritation.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Screenplay Completed

Dramatization based on upcoming book in series
Just this week I finished the writing of a screenplay based on the 3rd book in the Ten Commandments Series. Although the book itself is not available yet, I have been working on a dramatization of the events as described in this short novel. Breath of Life is the underlying story for the sript I wrote. In the coming weeks Solid Rock Christian Center will start the audition and choose the cast for this performance. I can't tell you too much about it now, but we are all very excited about this project and it will be a wonderful tool to reach more people and promote the book which has a very serious message for our nation. We hope and pray that we will not only be able to perform this message in churches but also elsewhere. Mark 16:15 says, go throughout the whole world and preach the gospel to all mankind. We are aiming for schools and theaters, wherever doors will be opened!

Thursday, February 07, 2008


Never give up, never give in
Even writing asks for a break every now and then. So off we went, to Parker Arizona, for the 1st off-road race of this season. The guys had to replace the transmission during the race, definitely not an easy job! I watched their efforts curiously and learned a valuable lesson: endurance is everything. A few hours down time is a bummer, even in a 450 mile race, yet, no one gave up, no one gave in. They kept working, determined to get the car back on the course again. Winning was no longer possible, but finishing a must! And I am glad to announce we did, we collected our first points for 2008. The Bible says in 1 Timothy 6:11, strive for endurance. It is not something that comes automatically, we have to go after it. We live in a time where endurance has become a valuable virtue, people give up so easily; not everyone though!
We too have to run our best in the race of faith!