August 31, 2016
Peter’s second letter is filled with warnings about the immediate and distant future. Forewarned of these things, how should believers be found when He returns? Knowing all he has taught, what should believers be doing?
September 9, 2016
How does one go about being a Christian at work? On this Labor Day Sunday the Word of God presents a universal principle for the work place, whether you work for yourself or for someone else. It is not always easy; but it is always best.
September 25, 2016
Politics clouds everything today. Should it? What would Jesus do in the face of a political situation like we face? In an event found in all three synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark & Luke), political rivals come together to confront Jesus with a very political question. He answers with nuance and wisdom.
October 11, 2016
It is the claim of Christianity that we can have a personal relationship with God. That very claim turns some people off. What about you? Can you say you have a personal relationship with God? The Pharisees, political/theological rivals to the Sadducees, move in to trap Jesus, asking what was to them the unanswerable question—what […]
October 17, 2016
In this passage Jesus makes three statements about following. They are extreme in their harshness, but speak to how we prioritize the commitments of our lives. Jesus is asking us, today, to examine ourselves to see if we are “looking back?”
June 19, 2017
Which is it? Are the events in life determined according to some master plan, meaning we have no free will? Or, are the events in life totally random, and we have total free will? This is the way the debate is framed in most people’s minds. Either we have free will, or everything is predetermined. […]
June 19, 2017
Graduation is filled with the promise of the future. What will God allow your future to be? What if you want something He does not approve of? Will God still allow it? Can God still guide your life if He allows something in your life that He does not approve of?
June 21, 2017
It is hard for the modern mind to wrap around the idea of a literal, personal devil. The Word of God, however, makes it very clear. The devil is real, and he has devices to use on us.