John 8:1-11 Jesus continued teaching, people continued to listen, and the Pharisees continued in their quest to get rid of Him. On one occasion, while Jesus was teaching in the Temple complex, the Pharisees came to Him with a woman who had been caught in the act of adultery. In their holier-than-thou way, they thrust … Continue reading Trajectory Change
God’s love is amazing! His forgiveness is beyond comprehension. Just read the history of the Israelites and you will see a pattern of rebellion, oppression, and repentance. Over and over again they blew it. And over and over again God forgave them and rescued them. It might make you wonder what is wrong with these … Continue reading Return to God – He Will Forgive You
There are generally three different responses people will have when they hear the gospel message. The best response, of course, is when they realize their need for a Savior and immediately repent and turn to Jesus for salvation. Another common but tragic response is when they down-right refuse the truth of the gospel and decide … Continue reading Don’t be like Felix!
The decision by the Supreme Court to determine that same-sex marriage is legal in all of the United States has created quite a stir. The LGBT community and their supporters are excitedly proclaiming a victory along the lines of other historic civil rights victories. The religious communities believe that this ruling will have drastic societal … Continue reading Attention: The Definition of Marriage Has Not Changed
Keep your servant from deliberate sins! Don’t let them control me. Then I will be free of guilt and innocent of great sin. (Psalms 19:13 NLT) Habitual sin is of grave concern because it is a reflection of the heart. When a child of God sins, they will feel anguish over that sin because they … Continue reading Habitual Sin
So we’ve clearly established that we are all sinners. Yet we also know that once we’ve accepted Christ as our personal savior, and the Holy Spirit begins to work in us, we should be working on not sinning. It is not as though knowing that we’re a hopeless sinner means we throw our hands up … Continue reading Hidden faults vs. deliberate sins
Each day when I read the news, the world is looking more and more evil. I won't even bother listing all the awful and immoral things happening today. The lack of God-fearing repentance is growing and growing. Surely there has been evil in the world since mankind first sinned, but it is getting worse. And … Continue reading Where is this world headed?
What do we do when someone we love, someone we know has accepted Jesus as their Savior, is allowing a particular sin to become bigger than their relationship with God? What do we do when we see them walking dangerously close to the edge of a choice that will harden their hearts and bring along … Continue reading Rescuing a sinner
Our God is a relational God. He demonstrated that when he entered our world as the man Jesus, fully God. (For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body. - Colossians 2:9 NLT) And he continues to demonstrate that in the personal relationship he has with each believer. (So now we … Continue reading Harmonious relationships