The bible is full of hard sayings. You know, the things that make you scratch your head because they really don't fit the traditional way we think of faith. Jesus was full of these. One is his call to repentance. It's a command; he's not asking. In two accounts of the gospel, Jesus' first words … Continue reading He’s Not Asking.
This is for a special person in my life. I will outline the gospel message as best I can in one post. Let's start off with the premise that all we see in the material world is far too complicated to have come into existence by chance. Something must have created the natural world. If … Continue reading The Gospel Message
Recently, I wrote about impudent, daily prayer. Daily prayer is healthy, and things go so much better when I do it. However, it's easy to let it slide. One day then turns to two; and before long my routine is shot. I realize that reading my bible right away in the morning sets the course … Continue reading Daily Prayer
We just completed Hebrews in our home church bible-reading plan. What a blessing this book has been to me, especially now that we are celebrating our Lord's resurrection. Indeed, He is worthy of our praise! This book, as with any in the bible, serves to encourage us in what the writer calls, "the race that … Continue reading The Race That Is Set Before Us.
I live a couple hours away from the district court where Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer accused of murdering George Floyd, stands trial. People are demanding justice. Some hope that Chauvin is found guilty of all counts and goes to prison for a long, long time. Others say that Floyd died of a … Continue reading Justice.
It is springtime in rural Minnesota. The birds are singing and spirits are lifting. Two hours away, things are not so good. There, the trial of Derek Chauvin begins. You'll recognize him as the police office who knelt on the neck of George Floyd, a man suspected of passing phony $20 bills, until he died. … Continue reading Capital Punishment
In my last post, I wrote about a routine of starting the day our right with bible reading and prayer, particularly regarding spiritual warfare. Today, I'm going to share a little bit on what the bible refers to as "impudent" prayer. This was from listening to John MacArthur's recent sermon series "Don't Be Afraid To … Continue reading Impudent Prayer
A friend of mine writes a blog called "Faith in the Struggle" that focuses on recovery. In today's post, he wrote of motivating ourselves by asking simple questions. For example, "Is this what I want my life to look like?" I like that type of reflection. It serves as a basis for charting a new … Continue reading Start The Day Off Right
I learned another lesson. Actually, I relearned it. Monday, I started the day off with a strong prayer session, and the day was fantastic! Yesterday, I didn't, and it was a struggle. I wonder if there is a correlation there. Hmmm. Why is it so hard to get it through my head that my life … Continue reading Day by Day
Last night, I had a long conversation about life with someone I care a great deal about. We covered difficult topics and hopefully I made a lasting impression that people who disagree do not have to sacrifice their love for each other. In fact, their love actually can increase while they engage in conversation on … Continue reading Let Your Reasonableness Be Known