The Bible does not skirt the issue of sin’s consequences. Breaking the United States’ penal code means you will be punished according to that law, and breaking God’s law requires repercussions.
Whether this passage means humility leads to true spiritual happiness or that depending on wealth and possessions will cause us to miss the greatest possession, this poverty certainly points to a deep need for God’s guidance. Do you want to be blessed? Do you want to possess the kingdom of God? How can we be poor in spirit?Read more "The Poor in Spirit"
As an older brother, I’ve always felt responsible for my “little” brother. I’m the only one allowed to bother him, right? Now he’s grown up, responsible for himself and his family. Does that mean I’m no longer his keeper? Do I still have a degree of responsibility to him? Maybe some relationships involve more accountability than others.Read more "Am I My Brother’s Keeper?"
I find it much easier to learn something, no matter the degree of difficulty, by watching and mimicking an expert. Do you want to attract people to God, His word, His standard of conduct? Live it! Do it! Be followers of Jesus, be with followers of Jesus, and we can make more followers of JesusRead more "Fishers of Men?"
I can’t help but think of the way sin crouches at the door like a predator waiting to pounce. It’s a trick the devil loves to play. Should we be so surprised that sin is lying in wait for us though?Read more "Trick or Treat?"
How can we live in a way that our children know we believe in Jesus Christ with all our hearts? This may sound overly simplistic but, ACTUALLY BELIEVE IT! If our faith is genuine we will show them consistent actions to prove it because they will be natural.Read more "The Children of Our Faith"
Jesus made his allegiance crystal clear by saying, “Be gone, Satan!” Can we be that bold? If I ask you about your favorite football team, you can tell me. If I degrade the school or college you attend, you will passionately correct me.Read more "I Pledge Allegiance"