Don’t Let The Devil Tell You How To Be A Christian – Part 2

If you haven’t yet, check out Part 1 of this series here. There’s a commercial that comes on the radio around every Valentine’s Day where I live. It’s the same year after year. There’s a voice-over guy that tells us that ‘if your wife or sweetie says that you don’t have to get them anything […]

The First Casualties In The Christian Church (and what we can learn from them)

But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession. And he kept back part of the proceeds, his wife also being aware of it, and brought a certain part and laid it at the apostles’ feet. But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy […]

American Jericho

The debate on abortion has started raging again with the new law in New York stoking the fires, as if Christians should ever remain silent on the issue. But ever since Roe vs Wade legalized the murdering of children decades ago, it seems that the popular, national Christian voice has always been about picketing, writing […]

If You Don’t Move The Mountain, It Won’t Move

I continually hear the theme about God moving mountains for people in music. The only problem is the Bible never talks about God moving mountains for us. It talks about us moving them. There’s other songs that talk about God fighting the battle for you. But God isn’t fighting a battle for you. God is […]

A Good Plan or God’s Plan

Years ago when I first got saved, I attended a small church of less than 100. We didn’t have a worship band. In fact, all we had was a CD player and a bunch of CDs for our worship. I had been born again for probably less than a year when the youth pastor gave […]

Being More Noble

These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so.  – Acts 17:11 The Apostle Paul said that the believers in Berea were more fair-minded (the KJV says ‘more noble’) because they 1.) received the […]

Why George Clooney Won’t Get His Prayer Answered

Back in September, actor George Clooney published a short “prayer” in The Daily Beast. The prayer reads as follows: I pray that we can find more that unites us than divides us. I pray that our nation’s leaders want to do the same. I pray that young children like Tamir Rice can feel safe in […]

The Devil’s Haunted House

Haunted Houses are big at this time of year. People like to be scared. But there’s real fears out there that go beyond monsters and all the things associated with Halloween. There’s fear of failure, fear of the future, fear of classmates. The list can go on and on. These fears have their root in […]

The Fisherman’s Field Guide To Fishin (Or What To Do Instead of Fishing

   The Bible talks about ‘Fishers of Men,’ but Jesus said that to fishermen. The majority of Christians aren’t fishermen. Yet we still try to take this concept of being fishers of men and apply it to witnessing and sometimes, just sometimes, we focus on this concept of the “bait we use.” However, Jesus was […]

Life & Death Are In The Power Of The Song

What you confessed is what you possess. It may sound like a catchy tune, and it is. But it’s also a Biblical truth. The Bible says that life and death are in the power of the tongue as those that love it will eat of it. The Bible also says, “Not what goes into the […]