Should We Celebrate Pride?

 "Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall." Proverbs 16:18 ESV Pride and haughtiness are characteristics of the age we live in; being proud is seen as a good thing, yet the Bible repeatedly condemns pride (Prov. 11:2, Js. 4:6, 1 Jn. 2:16, Prov. 16:5). We take pride in our accomplishments but... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on Deconstruction

There goes another one, I think to myself, each time I read of another celebrity Christian deconstructing their faith. Why do people deconstruct? There isn’t one reason, and each person has their own story. Deconstruction is all about the story. I’m not going to respond as other people have reacted; many will say I need... Continue Reading →

Cultural Trends and the Church

Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He... Continue Reading →

Repentance, Reformation, and Revival

Today is the National Day of Prayer, and I have spent the last several hours thinking about what to write. I have read some posts by well-known Christian leaders, politicians, and the President of the United States. As much as this is a day that depicts unity; and is full of prayers for God's blessing... Continue Reading →

Let the Church be the Church

I miss seeing a pulpit on the platform at church, I even miss the fact that we call it a platform. I know that's a strange thing to hear in this day and age. Really, it's strange because Pastor Steve was the only pastor I had seen standing behind a wooden pulpit, a big one.... Continue Reading →

The Key to a Right Relationship

Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. How many times have we heard that verse? Did you know that's not the whole verse? 2 Corinthians 6:14 NKJV "Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?" The phrase; do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers,... Continue Reading →

Jeremiah: Parallels of the American Church

The last few days, I have been reading the book of Jeremiah for my devotional time, and I have seen many parallels between ancient Israel and modern-day America. No, this is not a prophecy post; I am just going to share a few observations and thoughts from what I have read the last few mornings.... Continue Reading →

Living for Eternity

The other day I was watching an episode of The Big Bang Theory. The guys had just bought a time machine from a movie. Penny saw it and told them they were pathetic and devoted too much time to toys and playing games. The only one bothered by it was Leonard, who proceeded to box... Continue Reading →

Perspective

This morning I was thinking about how easy it is to believe God for things, yet when we go through hard times our faith can be shaken, and we aren't believing anymore. When we think about believing God, it's typically believing God for something and not in the middle of something. As I was thinking,... Continue Reading →

Praying The Scripture

Prayer can be a hard thing to do for many of us. You may have had the experience of saying, just or Lord every fourth word in prayer at church, and we have all had times where we did not know what to pray or how to pray during our prayer time. I have heard... Continue Reading →

Do You Really Know?

Have you ever been in a church service that as it is coming to a close you hear these words? "If you don't know Jesus today and would like Him to be your savior, just repeat these words after me, "Dear Jesus, I believe you came and died for me. I repent of my sin... Continue Reading →

Living in The Gospel

1 Corinthians 1:18 NKJV "for the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God." Paul goes on to say in chapter two, verse two, "for I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.... Continue Reading →

Celebrity Culture in the Church

The anointing. It's a phrase I heard a lot growing up. So and so ministers under such a great anointing, the anointing is in this place, the presence is in this place. So many phrases, so many buzzwords but what do these things mean? Presence, anointing, power? I'm sure by now most have heard about... Continue Reading →

What are you Hearing?

2 Timothy 4:3-4 NKJV “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.” I believe we are seeing... Continue Reading →

Submitting to Jesus as Lord

Matthew 7:21-23 NKJV ““Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders... Continue Reading →

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