Put to Tribute

Last week I wrote about our struggle with sin…

In my desire to fight sin I realize that I have not taken the exhortation of the writer of Hebrews to heart when he writes that, In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. I realize that many times I am spending more energy managing my sin rather than killing it! Like ancient Israel we have put our sin to tribute rather than totally defeat it! Read more

Be Killing Sin or It Will be Killing You

I have been struck with a convicting thought these past two weeks as I examine my life. Like David I pray, Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, each day. Read more

Loving One Another in Community

I love our Church! God is definitely working in our community, building friendships, restoring relationships, and encouraging Christ-like living. One of the most popular parts of our service is the welcome time. Sometimes, I could get lost in that time as we welcome each other with smiles, handshakes, and heart-filled hugs. Read more

The Afterword

How Can We Be Sure About Jesus?

Who do you say Jesus was? How do we know that He was the Son of God? Over the years many people have had many different opinions about Jesus. Read more

Chapter Thirteen: The Appearing of the Glory of Our Great God and Savior

The Second Coming of Jesus Christ

Christ is coming again! We do not know when, but He has promised He will as Luke records the words of Jesus, For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day. But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation. Read more

How much “weight” do we give to God?

How much “weight” do we give to God and our Lord Jesus Christ? How much do we consider Him with awe and reverence and depth on a constant basis? Read more

Chapter Twelve: Invincible Life

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ

Indestructible; unable to be conquered, subdued, or overcome… these are the traits we love in our heroes, whether in comic books, movies, dreams, or sports. We are enthralled with the concept of invincibility. Read more

Chapter Eleven: The Tough Side

The Severity of Jesus Christ

No one ever spoke like this man!”

John 7:46 (ESV)

When one thinks of Jesus we usually think of his love, compassion, and tenderness to sinners and to those in need. Jesus was a “friend” to those that were lost and in need of a shepherd always ready with a comforting word. However, we often forget that he was also a man that was harsh to the hypocrite and the self-righteous. Read more

Chapter Ten: The Incarnate Wealth of the Compassion of God

The Mercies of Jesus Christ

…the Lord is compassionate and merciful.

James 5:11 (ESV)

“God did not create to get wealth; he created to display wealth–the wealth of his glory for the enjoyment of his people.” Read more

Chapter Nine: The Glory of Rescuing Sinners, Not Removing Satan

The Saving Sacrifice of Jesus Christ

Have you ever wondered why God allows Satan and his demons to live? They deserve eternal punishment as Matthew writes that the eternal fire [is] prepared for the devil and his angels and have no chance at repentance and forgiveness. Read more