No Compromise

"Remember the word that I said to you: 'A servant is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours.  But all these things they will do to you on account of my name, because they do not know him who sent me."  John 15:20-21 Jesus here is speaking with His disciples just days before His arrest in order to encourage them to be strong after He is gone.  The words, on the surface, do not sound all too encouraging.  Read more [...]

Thinking of Others – God

Our focus scripture, “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.”  Php 2:3 ESV In part two of this six part series, we shall look at our focus scripture as, "In humility count God more significant than ourselves".  Now, this looks to be something self-evident.  We are probably thinking, "I am a Christian, I always look at God above myself."   However, do we really?  This is a great time to do a little self examination. Let Read more [...]

Do we stand out

As many of you know, I am an avid reader.  My focus is on non-fiction, however, every now and then I will relax with a good story, but have not done so in a while.  This past couple of weeks I have been reading a book entitled "Taking Sides : Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Religion", edited by Daniel K Judd.  Basically, there are a series of Yes and No questions, with two essays regarding each question, one explaining why the answer is Yes, and another explaining why it is No.  In Read more [...]

The True God

"O Lord GOD, you have only begun to show your servant your greatness and your mighty hand. For what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do such works and mighty acts as yours?"  Deu 3:24 How do we live this Christian life as it is meant to be lived?  Many ask this question, and there can be as many answers as their are those who ask the question.  Most answers given are either incomplete or completely wrong.  There are many books that have been written discussing this topic and presenting Read more [...]

The Majesty of God

"Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things and by your will they existed and were created."  (Rev 4:11) When you think of God, what comes to your mind?  I have had many views of God throughout my life.  As a young child, I heard that He was my heavenly father.  I therefore  saw Him as someone just waiting for me to make a mistake, and when I did, He had a 2x4 in His hand to smack me on the side of my head.  My father never beat me, Read more [...]