After preaching dozens of Father’s Day and Mother’s Day sermons – honoring great fathers and mothers with messages about how important these God-ordained roles are – I realized that it isn’t such a “happy day” for many who are sitting in church pews. For many, days like this past Sunday serve as a reminder of… Continue reading Happy Father’s Day…or is it?
Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger (Ephesians 4:26 NASB) Have you ever blown a gasket? Flipped your lid? Gone medieval? Read someone the riot act? If you answered “no” to all those questions, please study the previous verse in Ephesians Therefore, laying aside falsehood,… Continue reading Is Anger a Sin?
When is it okay for a Christian to lie, if ever? Survey says…. Therefore, laying aside falsehood, speak truth each one of you with his neighbor, for we are members of one another. Ephesians 4:25 NASB Under the Law God told His people, You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. (Exodus 16:20) Then… Continue reading When is it Okay to Lie?
Huddle up Christian Soldiers; it’s that time of year again. It’s the time of year when we are thrust into the “War on Christmas!” Those enemy combatants and their “happy holiday” responses after we have purchased a video game…. how dare they? Are you cowboy’d up? Are you loaded for bear? Are you armed with “thank you… Continue reading How to Fight the War on Christmas
As I stated in a previous post The Great American Mistake I believe one of America’s greatest spiritual misunderstandings is the belief that salvation has something to do with conduct. Well I am going to pick up the baton right there because a second great American mistake also has to do with conduct. Most agree that once saved conduct is very… Continue reading The Second Great American Mistake – How to get Good Conduct
Please enjoy a guest post this week from my very first blog follower. –Danny Judging is such an integral part of human nature that we are constantly confronted with it and yet rarely register it for what it is. Just this past week I have heard judgmental statements such as… “They thought that with their… Continue reading Yes You Can Judge, But Avoid These 5 Mistakes
Be Ready for His Coming 42 “Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming. 43 But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what time of the night the thief was coming, he would have been on the alert and would not… Continue reading End of the World Part 5
Matthew 24:29–41 Before we move on to verses 29-41 which describe Jesus’ return, let’s briefly revisit the verses from our last correspondence. Verses 15-28 begin with the Abomination of Desolation, and then move to the immediate and severe persecution which will follow – particularly for Jews around Judea / Jerusalem / the Temple. He instructs… Continue reading End of the World Part 4
Matthew 24:15-27 15 “Therefore when you see the abomination of desolation which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand), 16 then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains. 17 Whoever is on the housetop must not go down to get the things out that are in… Continue reading End of the World Part 3
Matthew 24:4-14 4 And Jesus answered and said to them, “See to it that no one misleads you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will mislead many. 6 You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place,… Continue reading End of the World Part 2