All or Nothing

"So therefore, any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple."  Luk 14:33 How important is your relationship with Christ?  Is it the most important thing in your life or is it just one of the more important things?  Do not quickly give a pat answer.  Think about it, for how you truthfully answer this one question will indicate where your heart is. The philosopher Socrates (469-399 BC) said the following.  "The unexamined life is not worth living."  According Read more [...]

Love, The Greatest Gift

"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.  By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."  John 13:34-35 This coming week, we will be celebrating Thanksgiving.  We all know what this day is about, giving thanks to God for all the gifts and blessing He has given us.  There is so much for us to be thankful for; our jobs, family, friends, the things we have, etc.  However, Read more [...]

On Compassion

"A Society that lacks Compassion, lacks a future" This is a little different post than I normally write.  It is based on the case of little 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan, who is dying from cystic fibrosis and needs a lung transplant in order to survive.  Without the transplant, she has a mere few weeks to live.  The doctors and surgeons say that she has a good chance of recovering and living a normal life if they can get the lung.  However, federal policy states anyone under the age of twelve Read more [...]

What is your price?

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it."  Mat 13:45-46 One day, about a month ago, I was listening to a YouTube video called "The Keith Green Story - Full."  It told the story of the conversion of one of Contemporary Christian Music's most beloved ministers.  I will not call him an artist, for I am sure he did not consider himself anything but a minister of the gospel of Read more [...]

God over Time

"Remember this and stand firm, recall it to mind, you transgressors, remember the former things of old; for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, 'My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose,'"  Isa 46:8-10 God is beyond time, yet He communicates to us in references to time so we can more easily comprehend His meanings.  In His desire for us to understand Read more [...]

Where are our Priorities

“What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him?   If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food,   and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that?  So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.”  Jam 2:14-17 The apostle Paul wrote the following to the church at Philippi.  “Have this mind among yourselves, Read more [...]

Easter, Our Foundation

"And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins."  1 Cor 15:17 This coming weekend, Christians all over the world are going to celebrate Easter Sunday.  It is the day we remember Christ's death, burial and resurrection.  There are special Good Friday services that remind us how much He suffered as they beat, flogged and nailed Him to a rough hewn cross at the behest of the Jews, who did not recognize their long awaited Messiah.  Although these things Read more [...]