We walk around in a cone of uncertainty every day.
Can you believe we are recipients of God’s love? Aren’t you glad He predestines us to be His children and heirs to His kingdom?
“Love the Lord your God with some of your heart and with a little of your soul and with a bit of your strength and with most of your mind.” Luke 10:27. Is that what Jesus said was the greatest commandment? To love God with some of your heart? A little of your soul? A […]
I use to live in a works-oriented salvation.
If we trust history, our future on this planet doesn’t look bright.
No matter what we do, or how far from God we think we are, God always welcomes us home.
When folks look at us, how much of Jesus do we reflect to those around us?
It’s Friday. But Sunday’s comin’!
When I started seriously seeking the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, I learned something that has given me great comfort. I lived a pretty sinful life for lots of years, even after I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior. Some of the things I did I figured would make the Prodigal Son look […]
You can’t live a “Christian” life today. ID in ChristIt’s a label, not a lifestyle. Pastors use it, evangelists use it, ministries use it, missionaries use it, Bible teachers use it, lay people use it, Chreasters use it.
I lost hearing in my left ear on my birthday, but God is using my loss for His gain. He will get the glory.
Are you on board God’s train? His course for us is set!
I’ve been thinking about white flags lately. The ones we throw out when we quit.
Thirty years ago legalizing same-sex marriage was considered inconceivable.
Remember making decisions about stuff with rock-paper-scissors? We decided all kinds of things with that little game. Which team had to choose Fat Palmer. Who had to be “it” for kick the can. Who got to walk Suzy Childs home from school. Who got to bat first. You couldn’t cheat. If someone delayed throwing down, it was an automatic do-over. As I […]
we consider all life to be sacred and inviolable
Total surrender means we give up all rights to our lives. We make no further plans on our own.
All I could think about was how much God loves me.
I believe God wants us to know an important foundational truth.
God is love. If I’m to be a true disciple of Christ, I must love “whosoever” lands in my sphere of influence. Just like Jesus did.
What if ACLU or atheist lawsuits were successful in removing God’s name from public view, even on church signs?
Jesus didn’t have a sales pitch to make following Him sound attractive. Just the opposite. Jesus said following Him meant dying. Daily.
In Psalm 35 David is going through an extremely tough time in his life. A lot of peoplejohn ed are. He says that there are malicious witnesses that testify against him and accuse him of crimes about which he knows nothing.
There they were. At the water’s edge on the Red Sea. Pharaoh and his soldiers pursued them from the rear. Moses lifted his staff and the walls of water parted, leaving them a path to cross the Red Sea on dry ground.
I wonder how much longer God’s longsuffering is.
I don’t condemn any homosexual just as I don’t condemn any adulterer, but I do want to warn against the destructiveness of participating in this lifestyle, both to individuals and societies. It’s not the Creator’s plan for anybody!
In his series called, “Christian” Andy Stanley defined “Christians” as “judgmental, homophobic, exclusionary moralists who think they are the only ones going to heaven and secretly relish the fact that everyone else is going to hell.”
Church history testifies of men and women who stood against fierce political and social opposition and proclaimed boldly the foolishness of the cross. In our bible reading the fearless radical passion of the early church in the book of Acts is an indictment on our listless and dry spiritual estate.
Churches have fans too. Most church fans are not as over-the-top enthusiastic as sports fans. But church fans are judgmental.
What will it be like when I hear My Savior call my name? Where will I be? Who will I be with? What will be my last conscious thought on earth?
Dr. Phil McGraw, a popular TV therapist, lists 16 ways for winning in the real world in his absurdly, and worldly popular book he calls, “Life Code”.
The second thing God does for us in His canning process is to fill us completely with His Holy Spirit
Folks burn lots of calories on treadmills. Lots of people use a treadmill to lose weight, get in better physical condition ortreadmill just unwind after a long day doing whatever.The only problem with treadmills is they don’t go anywhere.
Some folks who don’t know their true identity in Christ are still hung up on a lifestyle of right vs. wrong. Laws. Living by a moral code of conduct they expect will put them in right standing with God.
It was God who had invented math and it is He who has placed mathematical laws on the universe. For humanity, mathematics is a matter of discovery, rather than invention.
Is it really such a problem that we are so divided over differences of opinion? Well, yes and no! Let me explain. When a group shows a lack of consideration or any hint of inflexibility to the idea of members holding differing views then there is a problem.
Consider what happens in a church group when a member or two begin to think differently, and perhaps even see beyond the horizons of their group.
Nike has come out with a new ad – “winning takes care of everything.” Tiger Woods had a lot of issues in his past. When he was losing those issues seemed to be more prominent. The question is, “Now that he is winning, are all those things taken care of?”
The Jesus Loves Homosexuals post I published two weeks ago has become the most commented (and most contentious) post I’ve written in three years as a devotionals blogger. I had to delete the post to stop the comments. Well over 100.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a NEW CREATION. Old things have passed away; behold, new things have come.
We close out 2012 with our attention on the fiscal cliff. I don’t understand all the dynamics of this, but I do have the image in mind of a cliff and the potential of going over it. I don’t know if Congress will do anything to avoid it. It seems to me like sensible people would be able to work out what would be best for the American people. I am certainly praying for that.
Morning, Lord. You know that bit in the Bible where it says, ‘…being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.’ Philippians 1:6 NIV. Of course you do. Well, I’m wanting to tell you a couple of things this morning. You’ve started something. I’m looking forward to the finished article.. . . . I think.
Struggling with acceptance is often associated with alcoholics or drug addicts in their recovery process. Lots of people who grew up in homes impacted by drinking or drugging also struggle for acceptance in life.
My friend Henry asked this question Saturday at our Bible Study. “Are you a Christian or are you Christian?” It’s a question we can all ponder.
Are you ever filled with doubt and shame and self-condemnation after you’ve sinned or fallen into a season of disobedience. Do you ever ask God if He still loves you? His answer will always be, “Yes.”
God is pro choice. He’s been pro choice since He created the world.
Sometimes jumping off the deep end is the only way we learn how to trust.
Today I turn 65. I’m officially a senior citizen. I guess that means yesterday I was a junior citizen. God has been faithful to me beyond my comprehension. At this time of year I ponder just how much God has loved me over the past six-and-a-half decades.
Sprinkled throughout the Bible, readers discover accounts of people exhibiting great faith. One such example in the Old Testament provided Jesus an illustration of an individual who truly believed in the power of God.