After preaching dozens of Father’s Day and Mother’s Day sermons – honoring great fathers and mothers with messages about how important these God-ordained roles are – I realized that it isn’t such a “happy day” for many who are sitting in church pews. For many, days like this past Sunday serve as a reminder of… Continue reading Happy Father’s Day…or is it?
Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger (Ephesians 4:26 NASB) Have you ever blown a gasket? Flipped your lid? Gone medieval? Read someone the riot act? If you answered “no” to all those questions, please study the previous verse in Ephesians Therefore, laying aside falsehood,… Continue reading Is Anger a Sin?
When is it okay for a Christian to lie, if ever? Survey says…. Therefore, laying aside falsehood, speak truth each one of you with his neighbor, for we are members of one another. Ephesians 4:25 NASB Under the Law God told His people, You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. (Exodus 16:20) Then… Continue reading When is it Okay to Lie?
Huddle up Christian Soldiers; it’s that time of year again. It’s the time of year when we are thrust into the “War on Christmas!” Those enemy combatants and their “happy holiday” responses after we have purchased a video game…. how dare they? Are you cowboy’d up? Are you loaded for bear? Are you armed with “thank you… Continue reading How to Fight the War on Christmas
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
Please enjoy a guest post this week from my very first blog follower. –Danny Judging is such an integral part of human nature that we are constantly confronted with it and yet rarely register it for what it is. Just this past week I have heard judgmental statements such as… “They thought that with their… Continue reading Yes You Can Judge, But Avoid These 5 Mistakes
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
“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?
One of the staple pass-times as a boy in the 70’s was playing “King of the Mountain!” In case you’re not in my age zip code, allow me to explain. All you needed was a mound of dirt and three or more boys to play. The object of the game was to battle with the… Continue reading Where is the Kingdom of God?
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