What’s The Purpose?

The past 4 years of my life have been an exercise in futility.  I have ridden an emotional roller coaster that should’ve been over within the first 3 months.  I was informed this past week that the ride is over.  I have mixed feelings about it.  In one respect, I’m relieved because the emotional turmoil…

Stumbling Blocks

What qualifies as a stumbling block?  What are things that you can think of that impede progress to something you’re trying to accomplish?  I have recently started to get back on a diet that I know works for me.  About 4 years ago, I went through a life-altering sequence of events that sent me down…

Love fulfills the law!!

I just watched a couple of parts of this “Brand: New” series by Andy Stanley Here’s the link: https://wiregrasschurch.org/messages/brand-new/ I am perplexed because I am unsure of what he’s teaching, or what he’s trying to teach.  In part two he goes verse by verse through Galatians 5:1-13 to describe Paul’s disappointment with the church at…

Resist the devil and he will flee from you…

The Chrisitian life is 2 fold: Submit to God and Resist the devil.  The order is important.  You can’t submit to God without resisting the devil.   James 4:7-8 – “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse…

If you think you stand…

I am a firm believer that any problem life throws at you, the bible has an answer.  Please understand, I am not trying to add words to scripture, nor diminish what the scripture says!! Let him that thinks he stands, take heed lest he fall. A scripture you should be very familiar with! (1 Corinthians…

Be Silent or Speak Up

“A time to tear, And a time to sew; A time to keep silence, And a time to speak;”‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭3:7‬ The difficult thing is knowing when it is the right time to speak and the right time to keep silent. I would suggest that it is better to keep silent and others think you’re a…

Less of Self…

I came across this blog post of a widowed father of a very young child, and his experience as his wife’s health began to worsen.  He described it as she let go of her own desires to be snuggled up to her baby 100% of the time so he could be with her and develop…

What is Baptism?

DISCLAIMER – This is not all of what Baptism is, but it is also not just one of these things!  Baptism is an all encompassing act of faith which includes the following aspects… Baptism is: An answer of a good conscience (1 Peter 3:21) To become a member of Christ’s Spiritual Body (1 Corinthians 12:13-14)…

What is God’s Will?

I believe that baptism is step one for your salvation.  But I don’t think there’s only one step.  I think there’s 2!  Step two is to continuously strive to do God’s will after baptism. Matthew 7:21 says, “Not everyone that says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does…

Baptism is a Personal choice, but necessary for Salvation

**DISCLAIMER** – There is a disclaimer that must be mentioned before you continue reading.  Before Christ came, intervention by God himself was how someone could be saved.  After Christ’s death and resurrection, salvation is found first at baptism and  by continuously striving to live righteously.  Examples, commands, and instructions have been given to us in the…

Salvation Issues…

When topics are introduced/debated that are not integral (necessary to the completeness of the whole) to salvation, my response is governed by the following scriptural advice… Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 “To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, And a time to die; A time to plant,…

Can You Stand the Rain?

On a perfect day, I know that I can count on you.  When that’s not possible, tell me, can you weather the storm? ‘Cause I need somebody who will stand by me.  Through the good times and bad times, she will always be right there. Sunny days, everybody loves them.  Tell me, can you stand…