There is some errant thinking today that church should be all about love, and unity. That everyone should be confirmed in their current thinking and all lifestyles are to be accepted. That the mission of the church is to unify everyone in love. This is actually the opposite of what Scripture calls us to in… Continue reading Church Should Call You to Christ, Not Confirm Your Religious Ideas
Forgiveness is at the core of the Christian life. To accept Christ’s love is to accept His forgiveness. The cross is the picture of forgiveness, and because of that, those who have been forgiven by God should forgive others. This is why we are told to be “forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave… Continue reading Do I Need to Trust the Person I Forgave?
Charlie Brown’s famous line is “good grief!,” but I’m not sure I’ve had grief that was good. Grief can be caused by a lot of things, but usually it is grieving the passing of a family member or friend. Grief can extend beyond that of physical death. It can even come from a loss of… Continue reading A Specific Prayer for Those Who Grieve
Many have chatted with me about how the Grace Agenda Conference went in Moscow, Idaho. I thought I would write about what I experienced. Some of this could be deduced for yourself if you watched the conference online, and you should when it’s posted. I am going to give a more hands on approach view.… Continue reading The Chief Jolly Roger & the Grace Agenda Conference
We tend to think that disagreements of how a worship service should look are modern debates. But worship styles and practices have changed throughout the history of Christianity and Israelite services. In fact, there was a worship war as far back as the days of King David, which can be found in II Samuel 6.… Continue reading Basic Guardrails for Worshipping God
There is a modern cultural disagreement about the idea of speaking the truth in love. On one side we have people who do not believe in truth. (Well, they will say they believe in truth, but that truth is relative. If all truth is relative, there is no truth). On the other side you have… Continue reading Why We Must Speak the Truth in Love
During trying times of government overreach we tend to ask these types of questions. When things are easy and peaceful, we are less likely to bring them up. Because of this, we often are left unprepared when a switch in rule happens. Let’s ask the question, should Christians obey the government no matter what? GOD… Continue reading Should Christians Obey Government No Matter What?
There is a question of what a sermon should entail. Should a sermon be focused on doctrine, the Gospel, or practical application? Your answer may differ depending on the type of church you grew up in or attend now. Those who grew up in what are considered liturgical churches most likely grew up in Gospel-heavy… Continue reading Should Sermons Teach the Gospel, Doctrine, or Practical Application?
When it comes to protecting our daughters, God has given us many weapons. Godly men want to protect and provide for their daughters. They want them to marry men who will do the same – caring, loving, providing and meeting their needs. One way is to take our girls on “daddy dates” which you can… Continue reading Dad’s Weapons to Protect His Daughter
It is popular to say, “God is for things, not against things.” This is one of the many pendulum swing reactionary ideas facing the church today. The background of this is that for many decades, all churches or Christians talked about were those things they were against. All that anyone outside of the church knew… Continue reading Is God For or Against People, Actions, and Mindsets?