Tag: Jesus

5 Reasons You Need to Go to Church

Sporting events, recitals and performances, hunting seasons, sleepless nights, family problems, conflict with others in the church, bad hair days, too much rain, too much sunshine… If you’re looking for an excuse to not be regular in church attendance, you don’t have to look for long. The culture in which we live pulls each of us in a thousand different…

Church, POTUS, & Allegiance

“I pray that the perception of your mind may be enlightened so you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the glorious riches of His inheritance among the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of His power to us who believe, according to the working of His vast strength. He demonstrated this power in the Messiah by raising Him from the…

Consumer Christianity and Sunday Morning Products

“Consumer Christianity” is the Americanized brand of an extrabiblical, self-centered gospel. The come-and-see model of ministry we’ve developed over the past 100 years has produced several generations of Christians who assume that church is about them, for them, and because of them. So they shop around. Churches work so hard at having the best music, the most dynamic preacher, the…

Josiah, Jeremiah, & Revival

    I’ve been teaching the Wednesday night 1-6th Graders from 2 Chronicles Ch.34, on King Josiah – “The Little Boy Who Made a Big Difference.” The son of a very ungodly king, this boy ascended to the throne of Judah upon his father Amon’s death, when he was only eight years old. I asked the eight year old kids what they…

Now a Man was Sick…

Sickness. Illness. Pain. All horrible effects of a world scarred by sin. Even born again believers in Jesus Christ are subject to the degrading effects of a world spiraling further and further away from God. But illness, for the Christian, is only a momentary reality.  “Therefore we do not give up. Even though our outer person is being destroyed, our…

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