Are you afraid to give it all to God?

Have you ever looked at some of the Biblical stories and been completely surprised to find that some of those stories are in there? The Bible is filled with stories of people caught in adultery, murder, deceit, lying, cheating, stealing and any number activities that are unsavory and downright wrong. Thinking back to these storiesContinue reading “Are you afraid to give it all to God?”

When You Just Need Some Love

No one likes going to the hospital. I know I don’t. No one really likes going to the hospital. You go to the hospital when you’re sick. When something is wrong with you, you go to see the doctor. When you need some surgery you go to where the surgeon is. At the hospital oneContinue reading “When You Just Need Some Love”

Reasons Why Following Your Heart Is All Wrong

If it makes you happy, why are you so sad. The opening chorus for an old Sheryl Crow song played on the radio the other day when I was driving home from the office. In her song she talks about all sorts of things that people do because they say, it makes them happy. ButContinue reading “Reasons Why Following Your Heart Is All Wrong”

Can Your Faith Be Touched?

Are we ashamed of Jesus? Maybe? Personally, when my friends look at me a little bit oddly and just can’t figure out why anyone would spend their entire life teaching about the Bible and Jesus. or… when we try to prove something that we don’t need to prove because we’ve forgotten the security we haveContinue reading “Can Your Faith Be Touched?”

Are You A Fighter?

It’s time to fight. Think of these as marching orders from I Timothy 6.  But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith. This only makes sense when you realize there is an enemy that wants to kill you,Continue reading “Are You A Fighter?”

You are a sinner and that is really good news!

No one wants to learn how much of a sinner they really are? Should we, in Christian worship services teach this? That we are sinners. Take the common words of confession in a liturgical worship service. I, a poor, miserable sinner, confess to you all my sins and iniquities with which I have ever offendedContinue reading “You are a sinner and that is really good news!”

Do you always have choices in this life?

You always have a choice! I often hear this little phrase yelled at a character in a movie when they say something like “I didn’t have a choice,” after they did something particularly bad. You always have a choice. That is currently the motto that is yelled often, in politics, you have a choice toContinue reading “Do you always have choices in this life?”