|Look and Live||
Hi I’m Justin… the guy who started Look and Live ministries. My goal is to reach the lost with the gospel of Jesus Christ and to obey Jesus in all things, whether it’s sharing the gospel, raising a godly family, or working at a job. I am a Bible believing born again Christian. I do not represent a specific denomination.
I am not looking for people’s money and I am not trying to get you to join my church. What I do want is for you to come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and to glorify the God of the Bible. So please check the site out; there are lots of great resources, interesting and controversial articles, and a chance to hear the gospel, as well as be encouraged in the faith if you are a born again Christian.
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17
We believe in one God who has revealed Himself in three persons: the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit.
The church is the body of Christ, not a building.
The church has only one head, Jesus Christ.
God has appointed various gifts in the church for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, and for the edification of the body.
"For all have sinned..." Romans 3:23
"The wages of sin is death..." Romans 6:23
"But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death." Revelation 21:8
"Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God." I Corinthians 6:9-10
[God] desires all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth.” 1 Timothy 2:4
Jesus Christ is, “the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through [Him].” John 14:6 And therefore, “there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12
Jesus said, “unless you repent you will all likewise perish.” Luke 13:3
If you have questions or concerns email me or leave a comment.
I grew up most of my life in church. I don’t think there was ever a time when I didn’t believe in the God of the Bible. Despite that, I spent the first 22 years of my life disobeying Him. I had a sensitive heart when I was very young, but I quickly became selfish. I grew up in a well-to-do household. I had a lot of nice things and many opportunities, however, I was not grateful. I think I began to expect all that I was getting in life.
In junior high I began to be influenced by music. I didn’t know who I was and I lacked confidence. I think I was like a chameleon. That is, how I acted depended upon who I was around. In some situations I would act like the leader; in other situations I would follow. Sometimes I would act deviant, in other cases I would be well behaved.
In high school I began to make all kinds of friends. I could make people laugh, I was likable, and I always had a great story to tell. I became a very good liar. I was constantly trying to impress everyone around me. I thought that life was great at the time because I had filled it with a bunch of meaningless activities: parties, entertainment, and friends. But in those brief moments when I was left alone with my thoughts, I was depressed. However, I was able to avoid reality by watching a lot of TV. The television gives one the ability to feel like they are interacting and doing something in life when in actuality they’re accomplishing nothing.
I was a dreamer. I thought I was going to go somewhere in life, but I didn’t do what it took to accomplish it. I was comfortable in my little fake world of little responsibility and self-indulgence. A couple of years after high school I had reached a low point in my life. I didn’t have much to be proud of and I hadn’t a clue where I was going. I got married just before my 21st birthday. This helped me mellow out and take on some more responsibility. I quit practicing a lot of the obvious sins in my life when I married my wife, but my heart was still dark. We began attending church and even began helping out with the youth group (keep in mind I was not saved). During this time I was working in construction, which helped build some confidence in me, but life was far from good. I was very depressed at this time. The realities of life were hitting me hard and I couldn’t just live in a dream world anymore.
I began to pick up my Bible and started reading it. I began asking questions and seeking. I even started trying to “witness” to people, that is, as much as I knew how. I believe as I sought the Lord He shed more and more light on me. And in return I sought more. The Lord brought someone into my life that invited me to take an evangelism class. I said I would pray about it. I think I said that so I wouldn’t have to say “yes.” I went home that day, opened my Bible, and read, “How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?” Romans 10:14 I knew the Lord was speaking to me and I went to the class. I heard the gospel message and a couple days later I got down on my knees with a repentant heart and turned from my sin to Jesus Christ for salvation. God is amazing. I went to a class to learn how to tell people how to get saved and I ended up getting saved!
It is important for you to understand, I don’t trust on a prayer that I prayed, which many do, sadly. I don’t bank on the fact that I asked Jesus into my heart as if it were a onetime deal. Someone that gets saved turns from their sin and turns to Jesus Christ for forgiveness and to be washed clean and made new. They are in a continual state of repentance, that is, they continue by faith in Jesus Christ; obeying Him by the power of the Holy Spirit.
A Christian is not someone who attends a church and fills their life with good-clean-fun activities. Someone who is in Christ is born-again and has the Holy Spirit living in them. They are a person that has been given new desires and a new heart. They are someone who loves God more than anything else and wants to obey Him. Is the desire of your heart to follow the God of the Bible? Do you believe Him? Do you obey His Word? Is your heart’s desire to live righteously even when you’re alone? Do you have power over sin? Listen, there is victory in Jesus to overcome all sin as you walk by faith in Him and believe His word. But the question is, do you love Him more than this world and your sin? If not, you need to repent, that is, turn to Jesus and don't stop turning to HIm.