True or False: There are some people that don't deserve any mercy and there are many people that do deserve mercy. (WARNING: we're heading into DEEP theological waters, so put your spiritual scuba gear on...or learn to breath GOD! The stakes? Your eternal fate.) And before I give the answer to my little quiz, please … Continue reading The FREE Gift?
The Bible likens the Church of Jesus Christ to an assembly, a body, a family, a kingdom and an army. Why so many metaphors? How can the Church of Christ be like five different things--at the same time??? In 2nd Corinthians 12:28 Paul gives the impression that there's a "pecking order" in the Church...an idea … Continue reading Your Pastorship
One of the first things GOD showed me when I was born-again was what physical death was like. If you are saved, death (once the body has finally surrendered itself to the inevitable) is a very pleasant experience. Lately I've wondered what would be my last words to the Church and the world when I … Continue reading Deathbed Profession
Lately I've been active on a social website named Quora. Quora’s mission is to share and grow the world’s knowledge. Quora is a place where you can ask questions you care about and get answers that, according to the site's creators, are "amazing." I was a member on Quora literally for YEARS before I participated at … Continue reading The End of Happiness
Last night, after over a year of separation and silence, I had a phone conversation with my wife. The discussion was more formal than friendly, but secretly in my heart I was delighted to hear her voice live and real-time. I said something funny, and she replied (in so may words) "you haven't changed...you're the … Continue reading On Failure
I'd like to share some very important truths from Christ's encounter with the rich young ruler narrated in my previous blog post. This historic meeting, described in the Synoptic Gospels (Matthew 19:16–30; Mark 10:17–31; Luke 18:18–30) shines a revelatory light on Salvation, Redemption and the critical relationship between the Law of God and the Grace … Continue reading ‘One Thing’ Revisited
The sun...the same sun that gives us physical light, and catalyzes growth and activity on our planet...had not yet on that day two thousand years ago risen over Lake Kinneret... ...yet the glow of its presence had already begun to warm the air, illuminate the shores and boats on the waters at Kapher Nahum, and … Continue reading One Thing
Our Bible is divided into two testaments or covenants. (NOTE: the following is an excerpt from the book "The Basics and More (A Year's Sermons to Love by)." Primary Scripture: 2nd Corinthians 3:1-18. Our KJV Bible is divided into two testaments or covenants. The Bible itself is FULL of covenants: Adamic, Noahic, Abrahamic, The Ten … Continue reading The Greatest Covenant
There are not enough pages in the world to document what God accomplished in The Cross of Jesus Christ. Nevertheless, I will in this article focus on four critical tasks performed by God in Christ's Cross. Task One: In The Cross of Jesus Christ God legally removes the primary obstacle between you and Himself. Task … Continue reading THE CROSS
Does an experience as universal as loneliness really require an eradicating cure? Can you even imagine a society in which loneliness doesn't exist??? It could be argued that loneliness serves the same function for the human soul (and spirit) as hunger and thirst do for the human body. Hunger is the body's way of telling … Continue reading LONELINESS!