Have you every looked into someone's eyes and known there is something very, very wrong inside of them? You look into their eyes and don't see the person you knew. It's like something else is inside the person. We see a bible story like this in what is commonly referred to as The Demon-Possessed Man. … Continue reading The Demon-Possessed Man
I don't know about you, but it is pretty easy to reject the common portrayal of God. Most churches showcase him as almost one-dimensional, such as, "God is Love." What about the angry God? Or the just God? Oh, and how about the jealous God? Honestly, I don't blame you if you toss out most … Continue reading Angry God?
This weekend the United States will celebrate Independence Day. Was England really the problem for the Colonialists back in the day, or was it something else? How about today, when there seems to be much talk about Blue states and Red states? Do we need another Independence Day? Or perhaps there is something else we … Continue reading Independence Day?
I am being renewed day by day. Although it may not seem like it, I am. To be sure, I take side trips that cause me problems; but in the bigger picture, God has me right where he wants me. I believe that. I really do. You see, Jesus has a job to do that … Continue reading I Believe!
What did you think about Wednesday's post? Is dieting really a false religion? Let's explore that some more. Here's how Bible Gateway defines false religion: The worship of anything that is not God, including any form of religion that fails to do justice to the glory and majesty of God. Scripture criticizes both the practices … Continue reading Is Dieting Really a False Religion?
My church just wrapped up Genesis in our bible reading plan. What a fascinating book! The more I read it, the more it intrigues me. It's full of prophecy. Last year, my wife gave me "The Moody Handbook of Messianic Prophecy" as a gift. I've spent many hours on that and have only begun to … Continue reading Old Testament Prophecy
Why is it so hard to repent? Certainly, we see need of it within our lives and the church, don't we? Let's face it, how many people sitting in church are far heavier than they should be? How many mismanage their money and time? How many couples wish their marriage was better? How many men … Continue reading What Are You Waiting For?
If you have been following me for any length of time, you know that I talk a lot about the nature of sin. It's a topic worth studying, not so that we might sin better or more often, but from a preventative perspective. What is sin, and why do I desire it so even though … Continue reading How About a Nice, Big Slice of Humble Pie?
I tell you what. Puritan writers certainly give me a lot to think about. Actually, it's tough reading because I realize how shallow my relationship with God is. I'm just skimming the surface. Let's take two verses from Colossians, for example: Colossians 2:13-14 13 And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of … Continue reading Skimming the Surface.
I just finished up Acts which concluded with Paul's quotation of Isaiah 6:9-10. I find this one of the most puzzling verses. Isaiah 6:9-10 9 And he said, “Go, and say to this people: “‘Keep on hearing, but do not understand;keep on seeing, but do not perceive.’10 Make the heart of this people dull, and their ears heavy, and … Continue reading Make Their Hearts Dull.