Something to consider Our pastor was teaching from the book of Acts chapter 5 concerning the beginning of the forming of the foundation of the church and that sin was taken very seriously at that time (such as the taking of the life of Ananias and Sapphira for lying to the Holy Spirit) … Continue reading THE SERIOUSNESS OF SIN
WHAT WE HAVE HERE IS A FAILURE TO COMMUNICATE
When I write an article usually I post it very quickly. Unless, I feel the Holy Spirit is telling me the time is not right so I refrain. Recently I have written two articles (one is on how many of us have polluted the true meaning of Easter) without publishing either one of them and … Continue reading WHAT WE HAVE HERE IS A FAILURE TO COMMUNICATE
15 Reasons Younger Generations Are Losing Faith in Religion
Some of the remarks I can understand and agree with because they are true. However, it is sad that people like these surveyed do not know the real story in the Bible, the true Jesus and what He stood for, reasons behind the strange and sometimes violent occurrences that are mentioned in scripture. That the … Continue reading 15 Reasons Younger Generations Are Losing Faith in Religion
I’ll be around
I’ll (Jesus) will be around I don’t know what all these thoughts are all about but when the Holy Spirit puts something on my heart I better respond even if I don’t understand, I just need to trust. Sunday night I took two gummy chews that help me sleep (my back problems are acting up … Continue reading I’ll be around
DO WE NEED AN AWAKENING, A REVIVAL, OR A REVOLUTION?
What’s the difference and does it matter Webster’s dictionary; REVOLUTION; A sudden, radical, or complete change, A fundamental change in the way of thinking about or visualizing something, A change of paradigm. REVIVAL; Renewed attention to or interest in something, A period of renewed religious interest, An often highly emotional evangelistic meeting or series of … Continue reading DO WE NEED AN AWAKENING, A REVIVAL, OR A REVOLUTION?
Biblically sound practice or a way to show how pious you are? As a kid I saw people practicing Lent but never understood what it meant or what they were doing with the black marks on their foreheads. Later on when I became a Christian, pastors did talk a little about Lent but it was … Continue reading LENT
Why Women Can’t Teach Men
The other day when I was having breakfast with a friend he asked what I thought about women being pastors and if it was OK with scripture (he attends a church that has a female pastor). I stated that according to the scriptures I read and understand it is not OK for women to be … Continue reading Why Women Can’t Teach Men
Active and Passive Obedience
If you have been reading my articles over the years, you have noticed that I talk a lot about the responsibility of Christ-followers to be obedient to Jesus and what He asks us to do if we become followers. I want to say right up front, that when I mention obedience I don’t mean we … Continue reading Active and Passive Obedience
Something to reflect on this Christmas
Isaiah, read chapter 1 verses 1 – 31. Isaiah, a prophet who speaks for God, prophesied to the eighth century Israelites giving them a message of condemnation and redemption. He pronounced judgment on their immoral and idolatrous lifestyle. Basically he stated, in various verses, that “the ox knows its owner but Israel does not” (know … Continue reading Something to reflect on this Christmas
Works, are they good or bad?
ARE WORKS GOOD OR BAD During a discussion about works at my men's Bible study I stated that the definition was clear, (open mouth insert foot) works were things that we think we have to do and other (being obedient) things we do were not work because we want to do them. After thinking about … Continue reading Works, are they good or bad?