Month: November 2017

Doing the Right Thing

With all of the sexual allegations hitting Hollywood and the media it is becoming obvious that: “folks do things they ought not… “ Romans 1:21 “For although they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.”… Read more »

What is Faith?

What is faith? Faith is belief in the things we cannot see, hear, or touch with any of our senses. … Hebrews 1:1 “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” Is this ‘faith’ important? 1 Peter 1:8-9 (NIV) 8 Though you have not seen Him,… Read more »

Life After Death

When we are controlled by our sinful nature it is impossible to please God. Romans 8:7-11 “For the sinful nature is always hostile to God. It never did obey God’s laws, and it never will. 8 That’s why those who are still under the control of their sinful nature can never please God. … 9… Read more »

Be Deliberate

In our society we are always in a hurry. Yet, for the most part, we still appreciate good craftsmanship. For instance a good carpenter teaches his students to be deliberate, slow down, quality is more important than quantity… “measure twice, cut once.” James 1:19 “Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to… Read more »

John Bunyan

Most of us know the best selling book in history is the Bible, but did you know the second best seller is ‘Pilgrim’s Progress’ by John Bunyan? “One leak will sink a ship: and one sin will destroy a sinner.” John Bunyan John Bunyan was in prison when he penned this classic book. Lord take… Read more »

Forgiveness

Mercy must be shown to others … even those who are obviously undeserving: James 2;12-13: “So whatever you say or whatever you do, remember that you will be judged by the law that sets you free. There will be no mercy for those who have not shown mercy to others. But if you have been… Read more »

“GIVE THANKS”

All week this song has been in my heart and on my lips… Give Thanks Don Moen “Give thanks with a grateful heart Give thanks to the Holy One Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son Give thanks with a grateful heart Give thanks to the Holy One Give thanks because He’s given… Read more »

Give Thanks

Scripture lists some foundational Truths about the TRINITY for which we must give thanks. Here are two: Hebrews 13:8-9 “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Do not be led away by diverse and strange teachings, for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, which… Read more »

Righteous Before Mankind

I can remember as a child Sal and I would walk through a local cemetery and gravitate to the largest tombstones. We would assume these large markers were there because the folks interred beneath them were great women and men. We never stopped to question maybe they had a large tombstone because they had a… Read more »

How Would Jesus Act?

Is it more effective to pretend to be different than those to whom you are witnessing or to join their ranks and witness to them on their terms? 1 Corinthians 9:22-23 “To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means… Read more »