1 Thessalonians 5:18 Inspired by God, the first letter to the Thessalonians was written by Paul (possibly alongside Timothy and Silas) on or around A.D. 50. Per Dr. Gary Habermas, New Testament scholars are now attesting that 1 Thessalonians could be the earliest New Testament Epistle. The video below shows Dr. Gary Habermas explaining the … Continue reading 1 Thessalonians 5
2 Corinthians 4
Inspired by God, Paul wrote this second letter to the Corinthian Church around AD 55 or 56…only 20-26 years after Jesus’s crucifixion and resurrection. ✏️ Matthew Henry’s Commentary on 2 Corinthians 4 2 Corinthians 4 The Light of the Gospel 4 Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart. … Continue reading 2 Corinthians 4
What or Who is Leading Today? A Personality type, or God?
This is an abbreviated preview of a post yet to be written, but here it goes… Who is leading today? Are you focused upon and accommodating a designated personality type, or are you submitting every emotion and/or test result to the cross? Friends, what we focus upon can eventually consume us. And what consumes us, … Continue reading What or Who is Leading Today? A Personality type, or God?
Why should you consider Christianity first and foremost? Well, if you dialogue with Dr. Craig Hazen from Biola University, he will enthusiastically provide you with 4 or 5 reasons why someone on a "religious quest" should consider Christianity at the start. And in a moment, I will share 4 of those factors in the paragraphs … Continue reading Why Christianity?
Friends, if you were like me, you grew-up with images of heaven as a location where angels perched themselves upon fluffy, white clouds…lounging peacefully, without a care-in-the-world. Beautiful and yet, if we are completely transparent, dull and impersonal. In addition to these characterizations of the afterlife, Scripture was taught predominantly via flannel graph and cartoons. … Continue reading Bucket Lists
Matthew 7 and Psalm 40
Matthew 7:24 Matthew 7 Judging Others 7 “Judge not, that you be not judged. 2 For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. 3 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?4 Or … Continue reading Matthew 7 and Psalm 40
Truth in Love
“We often sacrifice others when we give them what they want, but we sacrifice ourselves when we give them what he or she needs.” - Frank Turek This statement by Christian Apologist, Frank Turek, during a Q&A at Grace Community Church in Sarasota, genuinely gave me reason to pause and pray… This hits home. How … Continue reading Truth in Love
God’s Purposes: Peter, James, and Paul
Sis, do you need encouragement, today? Gary Habermas has some for you! In a recent message delivered by Dr. Gary Habermas to the Evangelical Philosophical Society, he provided 3 examples of how God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purposes: Peter, James, … Continue reading God’s Purposes: Peter, James, and Paul
What Does God Say about “Love?”
1 John 4:8 "...God is love." John 15:5 "I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing." (God, through Jesus, supplies all we need for loving others well) 1Corinthians 16:14 "Let all that … Continue reading What Does God Say about “Love?”
Praying for the Church 2/20 @ 2:20pm
Ladies, wherever you might be on 2/20 at 2:20pm, would you please consider praying alongside me for a moment? There is a genuine need to pray specifically for our churches regarding the Enneagram. The heartbreaking tendency of pragmatism today has strengthened it’s usage around us…with God’s Word being misused for it’s purposes. This is extremely … Continue reading Praying for the Church 2/20 @ 2:20pm