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 →

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 →

When was Jesus crucified?

Silhouette of Jesus during his crucifixion (Shutterstock) If you are like me, then you probably grew up with the teaching that Jesus was crucified on a Friday. Many call it "Good Friday." Jesus said in Matthew 12:40, "For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of... Continue Reading →

The Late Great Billy Graham

"Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine." - 1 Timothy 5:17 Today the famed Evangelist, Billy Graham went home to be with the Lord today at age 99.  He lived a very long and influential life. Many are taking today to remember... Continue Reading →

Give Thanks to the Lord!

Psalm 136:1 O Give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.  Today is Thanksgiving Day. A day that, as a nation, we set aside to thank God for all of His goodness and blessings. Sadly it has devolved into just a day to give thanks, or be thankful.  But... Continue Reading →

The Real Reformers

October 2017 marks the 500th year anniversary since Martin Luther nailed the famous ninety-fie theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. That publication along with many other writings were duplicated and spread throughout the region. In his writings, Luther detailed many of the doctrinal errors he discovered, as well as moral... Continue Reading →

Feeding Sheep or Amusing Goats?

"...he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father... Then shall he say also unto them on the... Continue Reading →

5 Lessons from the Mission Field

The following was written March 30, 2016 after returning from one of my trips to Mexico.  "...and I sat where they sat, and remained there astonished among them...," Ezekiel 3:15. Recently, I was privileged to be a part of a youth conference for several churches in Baja California, Mexico. It was such a joy to... Continue Reading →

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