For all his fornications, he is guilty. For his selfish manipulations and lusts, every teenage violation of his future wife, he is unquestionably guilty. For all of his anger, his petty hatreds and grudges (which he so often carries deep under his skin, where he thinks no one can see), he is guilty. The... Continue Reading →
The world does not need more mere good works. Being a nice man can’t get me eternal life. Having solid character won’t make me right with my Creator. It won’t unstain what I’ve stained. Being a good guy won’t fix me. We are in a much deeper hole than common wisdom suggests. And... Continue Reading →
Just passing along: In case you were curious about how I sound out loud, this is video of my preaching Colossians 2:8-15 at First Baptist of Mount Healthy on May 7th (just click on the May 7th link).
For by Him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. Colossians 1:16-17 One of the most encouraging things we who are... Continue Reading →
God does not command purposeless things, and God commands prayer. Pretty simple. When I pray for the saints, from the heart and in faith, a number of things can happen. My heart can be transformed to love God more than television or my SmartPhone. Also, my mind and will and soul can be reshaped to... Continue Reading →
You could make a harmless or humorous commercial, of course (maybe about a puppy and some clydesdales, or perhaps starring Liam Niessen as he orders a scone). But if you really want to sink your claws into us (and our wallets) as we eat our Doritos and sit there unsuspectingly, I advise the following: 1)... Continue Reading →