Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. - 1 Tim 3:12 Recently, we were discussing this passage in a bible class, and it caused me to think more deeply about it than I really have before. I'm blessed to live in America, where people have been free to… Continue reading Persecution
Bible Study Idea
One of my goals this year is to try to study with some people that I might not typically run across -- people that hold different religious beliefs than I do. I've come up with an idea that I'm going to start in a week or two, and I wanted to see if anyone had… Continue reading Bible Study Idea
A Man After God’s Own Heart
In Acts 13:22 we see that David is referred to as a man after God's own heart. What a statement! For God to say that about a man is truly amazing. Before David came on the scene, Saul served as the first king over Israel. But because of two instances in particular, God rejected Saul… Continue reading A Man After God’s Own Heart
That's a phrase I've been thinking about a lot lately. I've really started to realize that on the most basic level, serving God is all about attitude. I mean, I've known that that's important; Christ said that not only is murder wrong, but hatred is too. Not only is it wrong to commit adultery, but… Continue reading Accidental Christians
Hatred in the Name of God
First of all, I'm sorry it's been so long since I last posted. I'd like to tell you that I'll be more regular from here on, but I really have no idea if I will be or not. Just been way too busy lately. Anyway, I want to rant for just a minute on a… Continue reading Hatred in the Name of God
Is Baptism a Work?
This is a major question among religious people today. The majority of denominations would say that baptism is a work, and therefore, not something necessary for salvation. Of course, much of the reasoning behind that belief is found in Eph 2:8-9, where Paul says that salvation is not of works but of grace, lest anyone should… Continue reading Is Baptism a Work?
An Attitude Toward Biblical Warnings – by Keith Crews
How should we treat Biblical warnings? Some treat Biblical warnings like a caution and speed up to see how close they can come to an accident! Others treat Biblical warnings like a red light and start braking to avoid any possibility of an accident. What should be our attitude toward Biblical warnings? Do we treat… Continue reading An Attitude Toward Biblical Warnings – by Keith Crews
Something Worth Dying For
Ran across this post today and thought it was good. I'm not sure if I ever really took the time to think about the apostles' convictions in quite this way before. This would be a great point to consider when talking with non-Christians.
In This Life…
I know it's been forever since I've posted on here. Sorry about that. Things have been very busy lately. Anyway, I've often noticed how tied up we seem to be with "fairness." We all want to enjoy good health, reasonable success, and comfortable living. And while there's nothing wrong with wanting those things, we need… Continue reading In This Life…
I Am My Brother’s Keeper
Yesterday I was talking to a friend about how we are supposed to watch out for fellow Christians and help them through difficult times. We had been discussing the passage in 1 Tim 4:1-3 where it talks about those who have their consciences "seared with a hot iron," and how that can sometimes force us… Continue reading I Am My Brother’s Keeper