I don't write very often anymore, but I fell compelled to explain a little about Galatians to my bible-reading group which includes some newer Christians. However, the ideal of salvation by faith alone is not only for new believers, it is for all of us. The idea of salvation by works can be confusing. What … Continue reading Salvation By Faith Alone
Today’s C.H. Spurgeon devotional (written sometime in the last half of the 1800s) was particularly interesting for me given that we are exploring the option of attending a “normal” church after being part of a home church for the last couple years. But, it has implications far beyond an organized church. It is a lesson … Continue reading Wheat Amongst Tares
I just read the story of Joshua killing five kings. These kings hid inside a cave. Once retrieved, Joshua had his leaders step on the necks of these kings saying, "Do not be afraid or dismayed; be strong and courageous. For thus the Lord will do to all your enemies against whom you fight." (Josh. … Continue reading Be Strong and Courageous!
I've been fascinated by the idea of creation lately. How did we come to being? What all is out there? The universe is so big that we don't really have a clue as to just how big it might be. There is a new telescope to be launched soon that will be far more advanced … Continue reading Creation
Americans are busy preparing for "the most wonderful time of the year" - Christmas. How little time we give to the thought that Jesus is coming, again! That's right. Look, Jesus has always been around. Always. Jesus appeared many times on earth before that first Christmas, although not in the form of a human. There … Continue reading Jesus Is Coming, Again!
The test results came back positive, as I expected. I have COVID. What is this plague all about? Is it a natural phenomenon or something made by humans? Is it benign or evil in nature? At the time of this writing, I am in Day 3 of symptoms. It's been a like a nasty cold, … Continue reading I Have COVID.
Let's face it. The news is bleak. Pandemic. Inflation. Corruption. Violence. I'm no kid, and, to me, things seem to be getting worse. Maybe it is; maybe it isn't. Either way, things could be a lot better than they are now. Are we in a state of hopelessness? Indeed, we are if we continue as … Continue reading There Is Hope
Do you know how much longer you will live? I don't. Statistically, Americans live about 78 years, more or less depending on demographics. Some are terrified by this thought. Others could care less. Most would rather not think about it. Eventually, all of us will be facing death, whether our own or someone we love. … Continue reading Facing Death
One stumbling block people have with Jesus is shame. While the gospel might sound alluring, their shame holds them back. Perhaps you are facing this today. If so, let me share the Word of God. Let's make sure we understand each other. Shame is universal. You aren't unique. Sure, your sin may or may not … Continue reading Shame
What do you think about fire and brimstone preachers? Curiously, I was drawn to one while in college. Incredibly, this street preacher is still at it. Brother Jed and his wife, Sister Cindy. I guess they have quite the social media following, mostly in sarcasm. That's OK. There will be a few who truly hear … Continue reading Turn and Live