Does Love Mean Acceptance?

Does Love Mean Acceptance?

Love and acceptance – Sounds very Biblical, doesn’t it?  In fact, this is a teaching that is rapidly gaining momentum in Christian circles today.  Pulpits are proclaiming it loudly  because who doesn’t want to hear that God accepts them just the way they are, sin and all?  And it also fits nicely into mainstream thinking… Read More ›

Remember, You Reap What you Sow!

I was recently on a tour with 20 other people. And we had a guide who was absolutely wonderful. He was very knowledgeable about the area we were visiting and, with our jam-packed schedule, he did his best to allow us to get in as many sights as we could every day. Keeping on schedule,… Read More ›

The Holy Land

The Holy Land

I just returned from a trip to Israel, the Holy Land, where Jesus spent his days on this earth.  I was able to visit and experience a few of the areas and places where He spent three years ministering to the people there.  Although much has certainly changed since the Bible days of Jesus’ ministry,… Read More ›

The Way Up is Down!

The Way Up is Down!

In the Bible, when Jesus was asked by His disciples who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven, Jesus answered by calling a small child to Himself.  He told them that unless they turn (turn about or turn back again) and become like little children, they would never get to heaven. He went on… Read More ›

Should I Care What You Think?

Should I Care What You Think?

I recently saw a sign that read “To be offended by you I’d first have to care what you think.”   I first chuckled when I read it, but then after giving it more thought, I realized the truth of the statement.  Sometimes, we just put too much importance on people’s opinions.  Oh there is a … Read More ›

Do You Have Ears To Hear?

Do You Have Ears To Hear?

What is the rock upon which Christ says He will build His church in Matthew 16:18?  Many people believe that Jesus was saying He will build His church upon Peter, a mere man.  But would Jesus really build the church upon a man?  It is important to go to the original text in order to… Read More ›

There Is Not Always Tomorrow

There Is Not Always Tomorrow

Pastor began our service last week by asking several people what they were thankful for.  Every answer was either family or an individual member of their family.  My family recently lost my brother very unexpectedly.  Times like these really get a person thinking about how important and precious family relationships are.  It makes you think… Read More ›

Be Encouraged!

Be Encouraged!

We all go through times of discouragement and confusion.  Things don’t seem to be going the way we’d hoped or envisioned.  Or everything seems to be going against us instead of for us. It doesn’t always mean we’ve sinned or done anything wrong when we experience adversity. Just look at the life of Joseph to… Read More ›

There’s Power in Your Tongue

There’s Power in Your Tongue

The scripture says that people can tame all kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and fish, but no man can tame the tongue.  I would bet that every one of us have experienced that “me and my big mouth” feeling.  You regret saying something even before you finish saying it, yet out it comes.  Like the… Read More ›

Check Your Love Gauge

Check Your Love Gauge

When times are bad or when people are going through rough place, Romans 8:28 is often recited or used to help with the situation.  And when quoted, it is often quoted like this – “I know all things work together for my good!”  And that sounds great.  And if that was the extent of the… Read More ›