My church recently preached a series of messages about the fruit of the Spirit. Each week was on a different fruit; love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control (Galatians 5:22-23). Last Sunday was on the topic of self control. My pastor mentioned his own struggles with food, and it reminded me… Continue reading Manna from Heaven vs. the devil (dog)
For years I lived with the belief that when I died I would go to Heaven, because I believed in God and I was a good-enough person. I wasn’t very excited about it, but it sure sounded better than the alternative of Hell. In Heaven I planned on seeing people who had died before me,… Continue reading Hope in Heaven, or hope in Christ?
Most nights I try to set aside time before bed to talk to and teach my kids about God. On this particular night, I mentioned the word, “Trinity”. My kids looked at me with a blank stare and asked, “What’s that?”. Wow did my heart sink! For two years I have been teaching them about… Continue reading One God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit?
I’ve heard it said that if there was a perfect church out there, you’d just screw it up when you started attending. That is a comical picture but there is truth in the statement. As independent Americans we live in a day and age where you can gorge on sermons all day long without even… Continue reading Dear Christian: Going to church isn’t just about you.
I woke up this morning and had this huge thought I had to rush and write down. The main point of the thought was this: God, in His common grace, gives all of us what we need to get through this life. We can be decent mothers and wives, help people out once in a… Continue reading Common vs. Uncommon Grace: The Power to live the Life of a Christian Soldier
In Hebrews 10:12, we are told, “But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God.” Single. One sacrifice. And what does this sacrifice accomplish? Hebrews 10:14 says, “For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being… Continue reading Jesus Christ’s one time sacrifice: Is it enough to save?
“Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise–the fruit of lips that openly profess his name. “Hebrews 13:15 In the book of Hebrews we learn that Jesus Christ is the High Priest for all who believe in him for their salvation. He is the mediator between God the Father and mankind.… Continue reading The sacrifice of praise