Here’s why many won’t share truth and the gospel-

And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. (Col 3:17) If I’m doing something in the name of the Lord Jesus, I’m doing it His way and for His glory. If I’m trying to please men, I can’tContinue reading “Here’s why many won’t share truth and the gospel-“

Every person you meet today is an immortal being

Paul sat in a Roman prison suffering. Yet, he rejoiced (Col 1:24) because he knew the HOPE of glory (Col 1:27)—Christ in us!! Paul was not only able to rejoice as he focused on Christ in that prison but the work of Christ grew in Paul as he focused on others. Others. Oh, I suspectContinue reading “Every person you meet today is an immortal being”

Telling the Truth is a Revolutionary Act. Keep telling it.

I’m sure you know them. I know them too. The few, the brave, the persecuted for the faith. Just yesterday, I talked with three friends working in three different Crisis Pregnancy Centers across the country. They are under attack by those who do not want the truth told about abortion or the hope of lifeContinue reading “Telling the Truth is a Revolutionary Act. Keep telling it.”

Why are so many young adults walking away?

Many young adults are walking away from the church–deciding the world has so much more to offer. Why? Why are so many young adults deciding Jesus really isn’t for them? Perhaps they are willing to “sell Him so cheaply” because they also bought into Him so cheaply. Have we failed a generation by entertaining themContinue reading “Why are so many young adults walking away?”

Bad News for the Lukewarm

Things are weird. Hard. Confrontation. Chaos. Uncertainty. Are we approaching a time where we must pick a side? It has been easy for Christians to love America for so long because, in the past, she has loved the things of God. However, more and more, our nation has been changing—drifting, sometimes running 100 mph, awayContinue reading “Bad News for the Lukewarm”

The thing is…I trust God more than me.

I’m sad. I just read a post by a woman who used to work at my children’s Christian school. Their CHRISTIAN school. This woman was gushingly celebrating her lesbian couple friends, saying she’s “never witnessed a love like theirs” and characterized their relationship as a “kind of holiness”. This woman has heard truth, but sheContinue reading “The thing is…I trust God more than me.”

Engage. Speak Up.

I get it. I really do. There are times we all need to pull away from the news and this crazy world and be refreshed with truth and rest. However, it’s not okay to stick our heads in the sand and leave them there! The truth is, it’s not realistic nor is it helpful toContinue reading “Engage. Speak Up.”

God Help Us

These photos were taken at real events, one called “Drag them to Pride” where transgendered persons danced on stages as young children were encouraged to stuff money in their underwear while signs flashed perverted messages that read it’s “not gonna lick itself”. Are you sickened? Is this not child abuse? How can we sit idlyContinue reading “God Help Us”

Beware. Pride Month.

As we come to what some individuals and corporations are celebrating as “Pride Month”, let’s be careful. Let’s be careful to walk in truth, as defined by the Bible. Let’s understand there is no “my truth” and “your truth.” Let’s understand the danger of the popular phrase -“I’m so happy you found your truth”. TheseContinue reading “Beware. Pride Month.”

You can’t be NEUTRAL on this!

You know, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bumper sticker or Christian T-shirt that read, “Jesus came to send fire on the earth” or “Jesus came to bring division”. No. We like unity. We like peace. Those T-shirts sell. Those messages grow crowds. So what do we do when we bump into Luke 12:49-53?Continue reading “You can’t be NEUTRAL on this!”

You can’t be NEUTRAL in your faith.

You can’t be neutral in your faith. If it impacts you, you should want it to impact those you care about. John Piper went so far as to say, “If you don’t want people to believe what you believe about God, your views of Him are not functionally significant for you.” The fact is, ifContinue reading “You can’t be NEUTRAL in your faith.”

Thoughts on why many walk away from the faith

Many of us have seen our own sin, we’ve been sick of it, repented, and marveled at a Savior who knew every ugly, horrible, secret thing we have ever done and still loved us enough to die for us. What great love that took! Many of us get this about the time we have kidsContinue reading “Thoughts on why many walk away from the faith”

Say something about sin…before it’s too late.

I’m thinking of picking up this hammer and hitting my thumb. How many of you would just stand there, and watch, and say nothing? Yet, this is what so many of us do when we see others walking in and toward misery-making sin! We say nothing. We even tell others to not bring it up.Continue reading “Say something about sin…before it’s too late.”

We have to understand our battle is not against flesh and blood.

Paul knew he could confidently send Timothy because Timothy had that rare trait of not just focusing on his own needs but looking to the interests of others and the things which are of Christ. (Phil 2:21-22) But this rare trait, Timothy possessed, is a trait we should all strive to have. Timothy saw theContinue reading “We have to understand our battle is not against flesh and blood.”

You know Jesus is offensive, right?

Jesus. The real Jesus, as defined in the Bible, is offensive to a lost world. “And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come toContinue reading “You know Jesus is offensive, right?”

Love, but love with eternal purpose

We are to love others, but we aren’t called to willy-nilly love everything about everyone and everything they do. We aren’t called to love the SIN of others, nor simply ignore it and act like it never exists. As I turn again to Philippians, Paul prayed for those reading his words (that’s us), for ourContinue reading “Love, but love with eternal purpose”

Where are you men of courage?

Where are you men of courage? Can you not see the evil among us? Do you not see our citizens are being conditioned to no longer think for themselves? Do you not recognize the tremendous danger in this? Richard Wurmbrand describes such in his book “Tortured for Christ”— “Tears ran down my cheeks. I feltContinue reading “Where are you men of courage?”

Read the Word. In context. Speak truth.

“But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.”‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭5:14‬ ‭ESV‬‬ If we want to grow in spiritual maturity we are supposed to constantly practice discerning good from evil. Wouldn’t that require us to call some things “good” and someContinue reading “Read the Word. In context. Speak truth.”

These words should never be spoken by a Christian!

“I’m so happy you found your truth”. These words should never be spoken from the mouth of a Christian. There is no “your truth” and “my truth”. Truth is not relative. God forbid that we tell anyone, anywhere, about any subject, that they can find their own personal truth. But that’s just what I’m seeing,Continue reading “These words should never be spoken by a Christian!”

Do we love each other enough to speak truth anymore?

Does anyone love anyone enough to tell them the truth anymore? The Apostle John did. He opens his letter with words we all like, talking about “full joy” but then, he says, “This is the message we have heard from him” (The God Man) “and declare to you, that God is light and in HimContinue reading “Do we love each other enough to speak truth anymore?”