The Authority of Jesus

The world we live in is one of hardship and pain. Sometimes that hardship and pain is caused by our own actions or choices. That isn’t always the case; often times, these struggles come into our lives because of the fallen world we live in. It is no fault of our own, bad things happen- […]

Keeping the Wolves Away

This week I had the occasion to have a dialogue with someone who believes that the entire New Testament is a fabrication designed to lead people away from “true faith”. If you are thinking that this was a pleasant conversation lace with God’s grace, you are gravely mistaken. The conversation quickly turned to a scathing […]

Jesus was intentional, are you?

Jesus was intentional in every part of His ministry. No word or meeting was by happenstance. Jesus sought people out to spread His gospel. Jesus didn’t just roam around hoping to meet folks. He went directly to those in need of His Word. He was also intentional when He decided be baptized by John. Mark […]

Which path are you following

In Matthew 7:13-14 Jesus tells of two gates. One is wide and one is narrow. The wide gate leads to destruction and condemnation while the narrow gate leads to righteousness and eternal life. The path we choose to walk determines the gate we will enter as we exit this world. The wide gate is not […]

Jesus Christ is Lord

Few statements cause such a visceral response as this one. On one hand you have folks like me who believe with their whole heart that nothing could be more true. But there are also those who dismiss this statement completely. These folks say that belief in Jesus is for shallow minded simpletons. How can one […]

Do I deserve Salvation?

For many Christians, this is the question that haunts them whenever salvation is mentioned or thought of. This is even the question that keeps some non-believers from coming to Christ. The idea of working enough to deserve salvation actually come from a drive deep within us. Everyone wants to measure up. We all want to […]

Starving for God

Hunger pangs! A craving that is insatiable. Sweet or savory? Maybe a little of both. We have all been there. Refrigerator and pantry full of culinary choices but still we can’t find anything to curb that craving. Sound familiar. We are in a similar position spiritually. Our lives, our families, and our country are in […]

The Lord is My Banner

No doubt, Christians are in the midst of battle every day. A battle of epic proportions. A battle that we can’t possibly win. Left to ourselves we will lose this battle; and lose it quickly and decisively! The battle we are in the middle of is spiritual in nature. Paul says in Ephesians 6:12 (ESV) […]

Conformed or Transformed

When something malleable is placed in a mold and pressure is exerted, the final product is something that looks exactly like the mold used. This was the idea that The Apostle Paul had in mind when he penned these words in Romans 12:2 (ESV) “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by […]