Sometimes I think we get so deep into the fog that we can’t see, or maybe even refuse to see our problems. We lie to ourselves, saying that we are okay so that we don’t have to confront the pain we’ve concealed so well for so long.
During my high school years, I spent a majority of my after school working hours (and summers as well) in various roles at the local private country club.Growing up […]
“Getting ready” for the specific things to which we are called as believers requires intentionality.
There is no such thing as a “lesser evil”. There is only evil and good…know that if you chose an evil, that you still chose evil. It is not better to look at porn and pleasure yourself than it is to fornicate with a hooker on the street. Both are evil and we should participate in neither.
In Part 2 of the "Are You Ready?" series we evaluate our current status, are we truly ready for it means to be Christians?
Part 1 of the "Are you ready?" series looks at the need for preparation, establishing the groundwork for what it means to "be ready".
My interactions with Christians the last few weeks has been, troubling. What do I mean by this? Well, in that last two weeks I have been told that I […]
We show the world that our faith is placed in things other than God, including ourselves. And why? Because our faith isn’t real.
Do not let your life go wasted in pursuing things that Christ already won for us.
That’s the thing about real faith: it’s not a feeling – it’s an action. Of course there are emotions associated with it – apprehension, exhilaration, anticipation. But the bottom line is that faith is not real if it does not produce results.
You probably haven’t ever been whipped or imprisoned for your faith. But we all share in weaknesses.
But put us in a situation that’s outside of our spiritually safe comfort zone and we wilt. In those circumstances, our “faith” might cost us something.
This is not to say that children are not desperately wicked like the rest of us, they are, but their wickedness is far different from ours.
In contemplating my recent trip to India and what it means for my life, it occurred to me that a typical viewpoint of such a trip such is that it will be "life changing".
"...you quickly realize what happens is these people were being rascals and didn’t listen to a lot of what Jesus said."
In all honesty, it has always been difficult for me to reconcile the wrathful side of God with His loving side.