I was reading John 14 today, as I've done countless times before. However, after having just reading a bunch of vile "Christian" declarations on the Internet, I had tears in my eyes. See, I don't read the Bible to reinforce what I've been told it says. I don't read it to find loopholes in what … Continue reading Christian Life Goals #1
"Which God? There is but one true God!" How can a statement be both completely true and totally wrong at the same time? What do you do when philosophy and religion collide with rational thought? "The truth is rarely pure and never simple." ~Oscar Wilde I read a Facebook post months (or more) ago by a … Continue reading Which God?
Even the first disciples of Jesus had a process of growth that they had to go through, the same as we do. You don't know everything yet, and that's okay.
There is a lot of concern in our country about the growing persecution of Christians in the Middle-East. ISIS in particular (these days) has taken to beheading those that will not denounce Jesus as Lord. While we know we should pray for them and not condone violence, many (even in the Body) are hoping someone … Continue reading Peace Within, Not Without
God’s Grace does not enable one to live a lifestyle contrary to His Word, rather it ensures us of His Love for us and empowers us to seek Him which brings forth change in us (for His Glory).
These may not be worded the same way you would word them, but, in my opinion, this is the natural progression of how the Gospel truly works in/through us: * Seeker (looking for God) hears the Gospel * Believer (accepts Christ) sees others through God’s eyes * Christian (loves others unconditionally) feels the Kingdom at … Continue reading Progression
It was nearly time for the Jewish Passover celebration, so Jesus went to Jerusalem. In the Temple area he saw merchants selling cattle, sheep, and doves for sacrifices; he also saw dealers at tables exchanging foreign money. Jesus made a whip from some ropes and chased them all out of the Temple. He drove out the sheep … Continue reading Jesus, Cleansing The Temple (You Are The Temple)
Father, I thank you for Jesus and His sacrifice. I thank you that I live in a place (and time) where I can not only worship you privately, but I can talk about you publicly. I thank you for my Brothers and Sister in Christ and I pray that you would stir within us a … Continue reading My Prayer For The (Global) Church