Easter time is upon us. The big day is less than two weeks away. Each year, as Easter approaches, I wonder about Christians and their attitude toward Christianity. I have these thoughts because Easter makes Christianity an all-or-nothing proposition, and many claiming Christianity try to walk in the middle of the road. Allow me to … Continue reading Is Easter Important Or Meaningless?
Through The Spirit
Christian, are you dead to sin? Romans 8:13, "For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live." A lot is going on in this one verse. There is a duty prescribed - mortify the deeds of the body. … Continue reading Through The Spirit
"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." - 2 Corinthians 5:17. It scares me when someone tells me they are a Christian, but there has never been evidence of a change in who they are. Christians are not broken … Continue reading Character Transformation
Feelings VS Faith
Christian, what guides you, your feelings or your beliefs? Christians have told me, "What a Spirit-filled service we had Sunday! I could just feel the Spirit move!" I ask, "Was your faith increased?" Blank stares are the standard response. People will talk to me about a situation in their lives. More often than not, the … Continue reading Feelings VS Faith
We have all had those "what...if" conversations. The most common center around money. What would you do if you won the lottery? What would you do if you had a million dollars? The other day, someone brought up, "If you were going to be stranded ono a deserted island and you could only take one … Continue reading One Chapter
When a boss comes to an employee and complains about their performance, often the employee defends themselves with the words, "I've done everything you told me to do!" When it comes to Christians serving God, often we look at what we do and think God will be satisfied because we check all the "to do" … Continue reading Unprofitable Servants
Christian, does it ever seem that the Christian life does not live up to the hype? Is the joy and peace being a Christian should bring beginning to look like something we experience in heaven instead of something attainable during this life? If this seems to be the case, please read on. In agriculture, if … Continue reading Fruit
In The Meantime
For roughly two thousand years, Christians have looked to the skies for the return of Jesus Christ. We started looking the moment Christ ascended into heaven. At the ascension, an angel said to those present, "Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, which is taken up from you … Continue reading In The Meantime
Where Have All The Fishers Gone?
My father-in-law was an avid fisherman. It was not uncommon to find him gutting and scaling dozens of fish in the backyard. He chose to retire near a river known for excellent fishing. My father-in-law took me fishing on several occasions, but I never caught a fish. Here is this man who usually comes home … Continue reading Where Have All The Fishers Gone?