When faith isn’t enough

And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith. And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you. - Luke 17:5-6 This is one... Continue Reading →

Are You Bugging God?

And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; - Luke 18:1 Are you bugging God? Maybe you should be... I want to start by saying, no, we do not bug, or irritate God with our continually coming to him; we are invited to.... Continue Reading →

What Mean These Stones?

And he spake unto the children of Israel, saying, When your children shall ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean these stones? Then ye shall let your children know, saying, Israel came over this Jordan on dry land. For the Lord your God dried up the waters of Jordan from before you,... Continue Reading →

Thanks-Living

Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.   - Psalm 68:19 I love the Thanksgiving holiday. I've often said it might be the most Christian of all holidays, in terms of the traditions of the holiday. What I mean by that is that Christians are called to be... Continue Reading →

When in the storm

"And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come... Continue Reading →

Is Jesus God?

Is Jesus God? On this question hangs so much, including our very salvation. Only God can save. A man in our church was witnessing to someone and the deity of Christ became the focus of the conversation. He asked me for some reference to Jesus being God. This is a brief list of direct references... Continue Reading →

First Century Evangelism

This is a follow-up on "The Fatal Flaws of Lifestyle Evangelism." We have all seen those obnoxous street preachers on the mega-phones yelling at cars or passers by. Or the picketers with signs: "Turn or burn." Does this have a biblical relevance? The key to the Christian life is balance. I often say, "There's a... Continue Reading →

The Fatal Flaw of Lifestyle Evangelism

Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men... 2 Corinthians 5:11 A trend has risen in Christianity over the past several decades. In an attempt to not offend, or avoiding confrontation, we have distorted the most crucial command of Christ. This command is commonly refereed to as "The Great Commission." Not only was this... Continue Reading →

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