Walking in Grace

 I am continually amazed at the grace of God over me, a sinner. A few passages in Romans stuck out in my reading today and continued some conviction I have been feeling the last few days but more on that in a moment.  How God Accepts Us “But now God’s righteousness apart from the Torah has been... Continue Reading →

The Cure for a Dysfunctional Church

Growing up, I heard lots of teaching on the gifts of the Spirit, and being Pentecostal/Charismatic; I saw lots of weird stuff under the guise of the move of the Spirit. As I was thinking about the extra emphasis on the gifts of the Spirit and the minimal focus on the fruit, the thought came... Continue Reading →

The Love of a Christian

Countless books have been written on love, and numerous seminars have been given on keeping devotion strong in a marriage. There are many different kinds of love; love between spouses, love for your friends, casual care about co-workers, and the general hope for the welfare of strangers. Some say care for strangers isn't technically love,... Continue Reading →

Partiality in the Pews (James 2:1-13)

James 2:1-4 NKJV "My brethren, do not hold the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with partiality. For if there should come into your assembly a man with gold rings, in fine apparel, and there should also come in a poor man in filthy clothes, and you pay attention to the... Continue Reading →

Evening Devotion: Servant

"But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant." Matthew 23:11 NKJV Government officials and pastors alike are servants. Yet oftentimes government officials act as if we are their subjects and pastors can fall into a mindset of thinking the congregation is there to fulfill his vision for the church. Yet both offices... Continue Reading →

Morning Devotion: Commandments

"By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome." 1 John 5:2‭-‬3 NKJV When it comes to commandments or law a lot of Christians automatically think legalism or... Continue Reading →

Evening Devotion: Love

"This is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, that as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in it." II John 1:6 NKJV We talk about God's love often and that is good but there is another area of love to focus on as well, our love... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on Our Nation’s Culture

I’ve been thinking, praying, and reading different posts about what happened in Orlando. I’ve watched another gun control debate erupt. I’ve watched leaders ignore the Islamist extremist aspect of what happened, and I’ve seen so-called Christians take this opportunity to say God did this because He doesn’t like gays. First of all, as a Christian,... Continue Reading →

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