What are we Thinking?

Have you ever noticed how easy it is to look at someone’s life and see the sin that is in it that is likely causing them problems? What is more interesting is that when things arise in our lives we tend to give ourselves the benefit of the doubt as to whether or not we …

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The Cold Hard Truth

Sin separates us from God. Deliberate, intentional sin separates us from God, even if we call ourselves a Christian. Jesus came and died to save those who really choose to follow Him, not those who simply say that they follow Him. You cannot fool God, He knows if you have really chosen to follow Him …

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Children of God or Children of Satan?

Are you a child of God? Does He know your name? Will you inherit the Kingdom of Heaven? Take a moment and really think about it, this is not something to take lightly, either you are a child of God or you are a child of Satan. “No one born of God makes a practice …

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Love and Obedience

“Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love” (1 Jn. 4:8). “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness” (Exo. 34:6). “…God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments” (Deu. 7:9). …

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Drawing Near to God

When was the last time you took a close look at your life, at the things that you aspire to, at the things that you do, at how you treat others? When was the last time you really felt connected to God, desired to worship Him with your face planted on the ground crying out …

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Monday of Holy Week

Monday of Holy Week On Sunday evening of what we call Palm Sunday, Jesus left Jerusalem and went to Bethany where He stayed the night (Mk. 11:11). Mark 11:12-19 On the following day, when they came from Bethany, he was hungry. And seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see …

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Response to Darkness, Fear, and Hatred…Love and Trust!

We all have different things that get us stirred up in life. Usually the things that hit the closest to home are the ones that get the most of our attention and often times create heated disputes. Recently the Presbyterian church has been under attack from the public after their decision to endorse gay marriage. …

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Don’t be a hurdle to others knowing Christ

Recently I posted about what life is like for the unsaved and the burdens in their life that they carry to include the burden of trying to enter into the church. Last night at group this discussion was brought up again, specifically about the hurdles that Satan places in the paths of people when they …

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Temptations are common

Temptation is something that we all have. We all deal with it in our own ways, but we all have it. Temptation in and of itself is not a sin, but all too often it quickly turns into sin through our indulgence. Each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own …

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