When Religion is not enough

When Religion is not enough After reading John 11:38-57, it is a story that always leaves me astonished at the Pharisees but alert in my own life that I don’t become so “holy” that I lose true faith, heart, and belief in God. We can become so “religious” in our lives that we lose faith andContinue reading “When Religion is not enough”

When a Pastor has gone way out of line

When a pastor has gone way out of line “Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant, cutting off his right ear. (The servant’s name was Malchus.) Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the JewishContinue reading “When a Pastor has gone way out of line”

Has your love grown cold?

Has your love grown cold for this world and the things around you? As He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things happen, and what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the]end of the age?”  And Jesus answered and said to them, “See toContinue reading “Has your love grown cold?”

The Evil Grinch!

“Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven butContinue reading “The Evil Grinch!”

Getting lost in the Crowd Mentality

“Meanwhile, all the people were wailing and mourning for her. “Stop wailing,” Jesus said. “She is not dead but asleep.”” Luke 8:52   I found what Jesus said very interesting. After all, if one person says that someone is dead then there may be some doubt. But, a whole crowd who were wailing and mourning standsContinue reading “Getting lost in the Crowd Mentality”

When “Giving Thanks” Go Very Wrong

Celebrating a day to give thanks is an annual tradition and holiday in several countries around the world.  A few weeks ago, I listened to a speech by a young man who was encouraging his listeners to adopt a lifestyle of giving thanks. I was excited for this speech but the more he progressed theContinue reading “When “Giving Thanks” Go Very Wrong”

Now that is faith!

As I was reading the story of the centurion, once finished I exclaimed to myself “Now that is some kind of faith!” Here is the bible story: “There a centurion’s servant, whom his master valued highly, was sick and about to die. The centurion heard of Jesus and sent some elders of the Jews toContinue reading “Now that is faith!”