There are seven churches listed in Revelation chapters two and three. I believe that every church, in any place or time, can point at one of the seven churches and say, "There we are." In other words, every church holds the characteristics of one of the seven churches. If we look back at church history, … Continue reading Fixing The Church
The Shift From God To Self
A businessman buys a hot dog from a street vendor. When he sits on a nearby bench, he puts his hot dog down and begins rummaging through his briefcase to retrieve papers he wants to read. Out of nowhere, a small boy snatches his hot dog and runs off. The man takes off in pursuit. … Continue reading The Shift From God To Self
Purified Seven Times
Since 1611 the King James Bible was the Bible used by English-speaking people. Around the year 1900, the first modern translations of the English Bible started hitting bookshelves. Many claim that newer translations are easier to read. The Bible tells us, however, our understanding, or lack of understanding, of the Scripture is a spiritual issue, … Continue reading Purified Seven Times
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
What We Are Made Of.
What are we made of? The typical answer is "dirt." It is true; God did form us from the "dust of the ground" (Genesis 2:7). However, there is far more to us than soil. God formed Adam during the sixth day of creation. Our creation was unique in several ways. Humankind is the only thing … Continue reading What We Are Made Of.
There are many parallels between the United States today and Israel in the time of Jeremiah the prophet. Both nations were heavy into sin, and the sins are similar. Israel turned to idolatry. Yes, indeed, you do not see many Americans bowing to golden idols, but we do have our gods. Anything that takes first … Continue reading America’s Fall
When Should The Lockdown End? Is That The Question?
Remember the days when two people could have different opinions and still get along? Now it seems if someone yields a different opinion, the labels of racist, sexist, or some other sort of “ist,” begin to fly. We are a nation divided. In this year of the virus, opinions range from a massive government … Continue reading When Should The Lockdown End? Is That The Question?
This Guy Isn’t Any Good
While out of town last week, I thought I would get my haircut. The young cosmetologist and I hit it off immediately. Somehow we quickly discovered we had some eating habits in common – neither of us like coffee or eggs. The conversation flowed from there to more personal things like family and her ex. … Continue reading This Guy Isn’t Any Good