In this brave new world we live in today, it seems like science and technology give us all the answers to all of our questions. Can you believe that in my lifetime Barnaby Jones solved crimes with evidence he could see without a microscope? Things like finger prints and murder weapons… ha! How archaic compared to CSI… Continue reading Why You Can Stand Firm in Believing the Resurrection of Christ
I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought. My brothers and sisters, some from Chloe’s household have informed… Continue reading Is Having All These Christian Denominations Good or Bad?
Can people really hear God speak? When Christians say “God told me” it sounds nutty to the world. For that matter, it may sound nutty to some other Christians. Do you wish you could hear from God like those super spiritual Christians who seem to have conversations with Him? If you are a Christian YOU… Continue reading Does God Speak to us Today? Two Disciplines to Help You Hear God
“What have I done to deserve this?” Come on, be honest; have you ever responded this way to life’s circumstances? It might have been about your car not starting, not getting a promotion, a bad medical report or worse. Whatever the circumstances, this type of response suggests that we are in a cosmic system of… Continue reading Game Changer #4 God is not Angry with You
If you don’t like playing the game of life very much, it might be because of your coach. In football, there are two “types” of coaches: the disciplinarian and the players’ coach. Both can be very effective at extracting performance on the field, but they have different effects in the hearts of the players. A… Continue reading Game Changer #3 Freedom from the Law — Choose Relationship over Religion
One of the biggest game changers in NFL history was the Patriots’ interception in the end zone to stop the Seahawks’ almost-certain victory, with only 20 seconds left in Superbowl 49. For die-hard Patriot fans, grief turned to lasting joy in a moment. I’d like to share with you the second of four “spiritual game… Continue reading Game Changer #2 Eternal Security
Serving as a pastor has its advantages and disadvantages when it comes to relationships. I remember walking into a house one time to perform a wedding. Everyone was chatting and having a merry old time, but when they saw me (a person in a suit = PREACHER) everybody stopped talking immediately…I guess to put on their… Continue reading Game Changer #1 Immortality
There is a natural resource in this country that is not being mined. This natural resource has the potential to help Americans in so many ways: Finances, careers, relationships, romance and our spiritual lives just to mention a few. Scripture tells us of this resource ready to be mined: The glory of young men is their strength,… Continue reading America’s Greatest Natural Resource; the Elderly?
One thing that helped me understand many of the concepts taught in church is a basic understanding of how we are made. Are you ready for a spiritual Anatomy lesson? This won’t be so bad. If we were taking Anatomy in nursing school we would have to memorize over 200 bones that make up the… Continue reading ABCs of Christianity: We are body, soul and spirit
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