Two Mistakes We Make In Growing Up

Jesus, in the Greatest Sermon Ever Given, talked about these things: Anger Lust Lying Revenge Pride Greed Worry Judging Falseness Our great defense mechanism as humans is to recognize these traits in other people but not in ourselves. If we start reading Matthew 5-7 and get to teachings on pride or lust or anger we... Continue Reading →

Neglecting The Need To Be Good People

At the very points where Christians should be obvious lights of better living and treatment to others, they are often demonstrating the opposite. For example: In a recent Barna poll, 49% of Unchurched people could not identify a single positive contribution made by American Christians. Baylor University, a place that touts leadership and faith on... Continue Reading →

Committing Murder In Your Heart

21 “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder,[a] and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ 22 But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister[b][c] will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’[d] is answerable to the court. And anyone who... Continue Reading →

Walk Towards The Light

In Matt. 5 Jesus says, "You are the light of the world." But in John 8, he says that, "I am the light of the world." Which is it? It is both. Read the rest of John 8. "Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” By following... Continue Reading →

Worth Your Weight In Salt

Because I am becoming increasingly concerned with the inability of American Christians to live out their faith in a practical and realistic way that does not require fanaticism about issues and politics, I thought it would be good to move through some teachings of Jesus  and discuss how these teachings actually live out in daily life. I... Continue Reading →

How To Inherit the Earth and See God

  Because I am becoming increasingly concerned with the inability of American Christians to live out their faith in a practical and realistic way that does not require fanaticism about issues and politics, I thought it would be good to move through some teachings of Jesus  and discuss how these teachings actually live out in daily life.... Continue Reading →

According to researchers, will power is not so powerful and those that possess the ability to avoid temptation are not mentally stronger than everyone else, they just know how to redirect their attention away from the temptation so that their weak will power will not be tested. Thankfully, Christians are not left with just the... Continue Reading →

The Parenting Test

Tests are provided in school to determine how much a student has learned. But does life provide consistent means of assessment when it comes to our Christian life? Sure, we can think of life's big tests such as disease, death, and tragedy, but what about the every day? Are there moments in our day in... Continue Reading →

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