October 13, 2010

Is Jesus The End or Just a Means?

 If you are a follower of Christ, have you ever asked yourself, “Why do I serve God”? Is Jesus a means to an end for me, or is He the end-goal?  This question is important because if Jesus is only a “means” to my salvation and not the end, I am following Him for […]
October 8, 2010

ARE YOU MOTIVATED BY LIGHT OR HEAT?

I heard someone say that some people are motivated by heat instead of light. Light can be seen as God’s revelation, meaning the countless ways that He seeks to influence us to take the right path.  It could be through His Word, or prayer, maybe even a vision or dream. Either way, light is […]
September 28, 2010

ANOTHER MAN’S FAILURE IS A TEST FOR US

From time to time, you hear of a preacher, politician, or someone in a dignified position come under accusation. Recently, it’s been a preacher accused of sexually abusing teenagers from his mega-church. Flashback to 1995 when President Clinton was caught having an affair with Monica Lewinski. What stood out to me besides the obvious […]
September 22, 2010

Without Responsibility Fear Is An Illusion

Recently, there has been a great stir caused by one man threatening to burn a copy of the Koran (Qur’an). It is interesting how one person who represents almost no one can hold the world hostage. One could almost compare the hysteria to a 1950’s nuclear threat. Although the fear of physical reprisal is […]
September 16, 2010

Repent and Believe the Kingdom

I have been thinking about a word that has become blurred and perhaps has even receded from modern Christian culture. When something disappears, other lesser forms of it can take its place. The word is Repentance. This word is significant because without it, there is no Christian life. Without it, there can be no […]
September 9, 2010

Fear of Falling

Recently, I heard an economist describe the general mood of Americans in these words:  “There is a general fear of falling. Some fear they are one step away from a divorce, one step away from bankruptcy, one step away from a nervous breakdown”. I believe there is an underlying truth to what this economist […]