“For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law. Indeed, it cannot. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.” Romans 8:7-8 The bible says some pretty crazy stuff. Like this. This is crystal clear about the status of the unbeliever. S/he … Continue reading 2020-06-17 Arm in Arm?
“From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.’” Matthew 4:17 This whole protest thing has me messed up, not from bewilderment of “autonomous zones” but whether Christians should be part of any protest. I wrote recently that the political, social, and economic problems of today were … Continue reading 2020-06-15 To March Or Not To March.
“And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.” Matthew 24:12 I don’t know about you, but it seems to me that end times passages are starting to look more and more familiar. While it’s true that Jesus said that no one but the Father knows that day and hour, we … Continue reading 2020-06-12 White-Washed Tombs
“But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!” Matthew 23:13a Some friends and I were talking yesterday, and somehow the topic of apostate churches came up. I was born again in 2007 and started attending the Episcopal church. I was even confirmed there four months later. During this time, I was devouring the bible for … Continue reading 2020-06-11 Apostate Church
“Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.” Luke 21:33 As I read the gospels, I see plenty of warning for believers to be prepared for Jesus’ return. I actually get jazzed up thinking about it. I believe everything Jesus says to be true, and I genuinely am eager to … Continue reading 2020-06-11 Jesus Loves Me!
“Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy 2:3 I’ve been examining myself regarding current events and have found that my attitudes and behaviors have been significantly and negatively impacted because of my involvement in them. Everybody has an opinion on everything and very few people are willing to really change … Continue reading 2020-06-09 Entanglement
“The sluggard says, “There is a lion in the road!” Proverbs 26:13 I got to thinking about social media yesterday. For all I talk about following Jesus, I sure can get sucked into the hype of the day and ignore him altogether. I’ll sit down for a bit and remember that I have neglected my … Continue reading 2020-06-08 It’s Time For Change.
“The Jews picked up stones again to stone him.” John 10:31 I’m amazed at the reaction of many people I know regarding the George Floyd protests. Not just a couple people I know are quite vocal in their approval at the violence of the demonstrators. They say that big change only happens as a result … Continue reading 2020-06-04 Uproar!
“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” John 14:15 “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise.” John 5:19 I’ve been thinking a great deal about the George … Continue reading 2020-06-03 What Would Jesus Do?
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16 Yesterday we covered Ephesians 4 in our home church. I have to tell you, I was convicted. I’m still trying to process what to make … Continue reading 2020-06-01 The Greatest Job On Earth!