To be read all the way through: For Christians and some other faith groups this quote makes sense because we see the world through a specific lens. A lens that understands that God creates people with a moral standard and he has placed a soul in every human. In this, every life is to be… Continue reading Where did our moral compass go?
Joy is a supernatural gift from God. Joy cannot be produced like sliced cheese in a Wisconsin factory. Joy is not created by an emotional experience, a well crafted sermon, or the amount of possessions you may gather. Joy comes from God as a gift to every follower of Jesus. It is not some euphoric… Continue reading Seven Ways to Recover Joy
The fruitfulness of a believer is transforming into a Christ like Mind. A Christ like mind is led by love, peace, and joy. Every sin committed against God is an offense to the cross of Jesus Christ. The sins we willfully commit or the ones we commit because of outright laziness. James 4:17 Christ mindedness says… Continue reading Bearing Fruitful Character in the Mind & Attitude
A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God's truth is attacked and yet would remain silent. John Calvin, Protestant Reformer What we say when others speak ill of the absolute truth of God's Word says a lot about us.
In his classic The Pilgrim's Progress, John Bunyan writes a beautiful hymn about the difficulties of the Christian journey: “This Hill, though high, I covet to ascend, The Difficulty will not me offend. For I perceive the Way to life lies here: Come pluck up Heart, let’s neither faint nor fear; Better, though difficult, the Right… Continue reading A Pilgrim’s Progress in this World
This week our country has been rocked again by a terrible mass shooting at Emanuel AME Church, SC, where nine people died. A young man named Dylann Roof has been brought into custody as the lead suspect in this atrocity. After the horrendous events in Charleston, many people will demand for Dylann Roof to receive… Continue reading Charleston, SC
Old English Puritan Pastor, Richard Baxter wrote, “The common duty of husband and wife is, entirely to love each other… and avoid all things that tend to quench your love.. Especially to be helpers of each other’s salvation: to stir up each other to faith, love, and obedience, and good works; to warn and help… Continue reading Do You Compete or Help Complete Your Spouse?
#1 Spirit Empowered Confidence The feeling conviction and belief that we can rely on Jesus no matter what. We have to have a growing knowledge and experience that this is true. “There is only one God, and Christ Jesus is the only one who can bring us to God.” 1 Timothy 2:5 “Such confidence as… Continue reading 6 Ways Christians Should Respond to Cultural Opposition
"The person who understands the evil in his own heart is the only person who is useful, fruitful, and solid in his beliefs and obedience. Others only delude themselves and thus upset families, churches, and all other relationships. In their self-pride and judgement of others, they show great inconsistency." John Owen, a Great Puritan Scholar… Continue reading How’s your heart, bro?