The Second Great American Mistake – How to get Good Conduct

As I stated in a previous post The Great American Mistake I believe one of America’s greatest spiritual misunderstandings is the belief that salvation has something to do with conduct.  Well I am going to pick up the baton right there because a second great American mistake also has to do with conduct.  Most agree that once saved conduct is very… Continue reading The Second Great American Mistake – How to get Good Conduct

Holy Hand Grenades – 5 scriptures that aren’t actually in the Bible at all

When my daughters were in high school and on the volleyball team, they called me from school seeking assistance. “We are making posters to hang around the gym, and want a Bible verse that might apply to volleyball” was their quest.  At first I considered a couple of scriptures that spoke to concepts related to athletic competition, even though the… Continue reading Holy Hand Grenades – 5 scriptures that aren’t actually in the Bible at all

Can you really do anything you set your mind to?

“You can do anything that you set your mind to.”  Really?  Take cover, because this is a spiritual grenade.  There’s an intended target that might be hit, but there is also likely to be collateral damage. Intended target: encourage you to trust God for big things.  Collateral damage: you might believe for something that isn’t a part of… Continue reading Can you really do anything you set your mind to?

Getting more from Scripture: a super simple Bible study method

Would you like to get more out of reading your Bible?  Don’t answer. That’s a rhetorical question, kind of like when a salesman asks you, “You want to be treated fairly…. don’t you?”  Of course you do!  Whatever your task with the Bible: reading through it in a year, studying one small passage, listening to someone preach from… Continue reading Getting more from Scripture: a super simple Bible study method