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 and belief in the greatness of … More When Religion is not enough
10 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.) 36 Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But now my kingdom is from another place.” 37 “You … More When a Pastor has gone way out of line
As a Christian, sometimes you hear words continually in your walk with Christ and we don’t stop to truly reflect on their meaning. I find myself getting so caught up in reading the bible and not taking the time out to ensure I understand it all clearly. As Paul notes in Colossians 4:5-6 “Walk in wisdom … More What is righteousness?
“How much do you weigh?” Unless you are a health practitioner or even a fitness instructor, any other person asking this question may get a response such as this: It is not polite to ask someone how much they weigh! But, forgive me this one time… Allow me to take you into one of … More How much do you weigh?
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 to it that no one misleads you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I … More Do you even care?
“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 but … More The Evil Grinch!
“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 stands … More Getting lost in the Crowd Mentality
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 the … More When “Giving Thanks” Go Very Wrong
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 to … More Now that is faith!