One of the best things a Christian can do is take in the solid teaching of local church leaders and compare it to the Bible. Armed with this information and the guidance of the Holy Spirit through prayer, we can make the best judgement for ourselves whether what we are hearing matches up with what God has said.
I’m dreaming of a [realistic] Christmas
Why does television still boast the gold standard of the perfect Christmas? Family (who by the way, actually want to be together) gathered around a beautiful tree, everyone laughing and sharing hot cocoa, and giving each other either a new car or expensive jewelry. Every time I see it I can't help but go, Psh, Yeah right! Reality... Continue Reading →
Faith as Fuel
How to let Him do the heavy lifting.
Seeking God: Tickled Ears
Don't be carried away with what sounds good, but test it against the truth of God's word.
What to do when a sermon tests your faith
On my way home last night I decided to listen to a Christian radio channel. They usually air sermons which I like to listen to while driving. Some of my most profound thinking time happens in the driver's seat. However, last night I was surprised to encounter a message focusing on Nazis, Syrians, the wrath of God, and hellfire.... Continue Reading →
Job 41 (NIV)41 [a]“Can you pull in Leviathan with a fishhook or tie down its tongue with a rope? 2 Can you put a cord through its nose or pierce its jaw with a hook? 3 Will it keep begging you for mercy? Will it speak to you with gentle words? 4 Will it make an agreement with you... Continue Reading →
But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. ~John 4:23 This quote is from the passage from John where Jesus stops and talks to the Samaritan woman. When she asks him where the correct place is... Continue Reading →