“But God Made Me This Way!” or, Another Excuse for Surrender

March 1, 2020
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I’ve lost count of the number of times I have heard this statement. It usually comes from someone justifying a lifestyle or behavior. One might explain away his temper by saying, “I just have a short fuse.” Another might say, “I’m not good at confrontation” while avoiding a brother in sin. Many justify their active […]

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5 Excuses for Surrender

March 1, 2020
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Except for surrendering to Jesus. It is bad to give up. We don’t quit in the middle of things. Whether it’s on a battlefield, in the workplace, or in a relationship, it is embarrassing to surrender. Yet, we see it every day; people giving up on their faith and buying into Satan’s lies. Why? I […]

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Jesus in 6 Verses

January 23, 2020
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Just six verses in the New Testament tell us almost all we need to know about Jesus. That’s a mouthful, but it’s true. Pause what you are doing and read Colossians 1:15-20. This great “Christological statement” about Jesus is brimming with pictures of Jesus. Paul says that Jesus is: The IMAGE of God The FIRSTBORN […]

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The Endorsement of Sin

January 8, 2020
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“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!“ Isaiah 5:20 Our culture is confused. That which is evil is called good despite the clarity of Scripture. We have become a society that endorses sin and […]

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A Line in the Sand

December 27, 2019
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It’s time to stop calling bad things good and vice versa. We must no longer tolerate the invasion of worldliness into our lives and into the church. There’s been enough of it, and we are all suffering for it. It is time to say no. It is time to draw a line in the sand […]

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