Christian is a pretty broad term. The term showed up first in Antioch of Syria (Acts 11:26).Copycats! Disciples of Christ who were mirror images of Him! Since then the definition has been denigrated as a name for most anyone who even remotely professes belief in Jesus Christ. It is not necessary to believe what Jesus believed and … Continue reading "We Are Not All Radicals"
Two ears, two eyes and one mouth! There appears to be a message; listening seems to be more important than talking. What a rare concept! It seems downright divine; however it is extremely rare and hard to learn. The White House surely isn’t listening; there’s an agenda there that is heedless of the consequences. And, … Continue reading "Are You Listening"
Though the numbers are dwindling there are still millions of people world-wide who claim to be Christians. We saw that at the recent installation of another pope. They come in many shades from Catholics to Baptists to those who despise “organized religion” and have their own brand of Christianity. Claims and reality are not always one and the … Continue reading "What About You?"
Webster defines honest as (1)”that does not steal, cheat or lie; upright or trustworthy. (2) got by fair means, not by stealing, cheating, or lying. (3) sincere or genuine. (4) frank and open.” Honesty runs deep. It is far more than not telling an outright lie. I suspect there is at least a little dishonesty and deception in all of us; … Continue reading "Fundamental Honesty"
God is pretty smart! The Ten Commandments are His. Number 5 on the list says,“Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee” (Exodus 20:12). This is “the first commandment with promise” (Ephesians 6:2). Among other things, with this commandment God says those who want … Continue reading "Honor Thy Father And Thy Mother"
The lady interviewing for a job makes us chuckle. “Are you a responsible person?” “Oh, yes! I am very responsible. At my last job they said I was responsible for almost everything: a messy office, gossiping, missing items, a hot temper and a lot more.” Oh boy! At least she admitted it. Taking responsibility sounds good and … Continue reading "Responsibility"
“This is the will of God, even your sanctification” (1 Thessalonians 4:3). Sanctification! Now there’s a 50 cent word which will generate lots of “Amens” in church. Seems that everybody’s for it but not many know what it is. Only a few practice it; and for those who do, there’s always a preacher around who … Continue reading "Sanctified Living"
By today’s social standards I am retired. For the vast majority of people retirement seems to be the ultimate goal. Kick back. Do nothing but goof off and play. A life of ease and no responsibility! Few illusions are greater than retirement! It usually takes only weeks (sometimes days) for this bubble to burst. No point, … Continue reading "Retirement"
This is my first blog. Bear with me. My heart is to help. In the days ahead it will be my effort to say things and offer insight that will bless, encourage and help you. God has been so gracious in giving me a lifetime in His service. He saved me by His grace when … Continue reading "A Heart To Help"