September 24, 2019

A rich, young ruler inquired about eternal life with Jesus, and yet went away sad, not willing to make the ultimate sacrifice:  of replacing his heart’s desire with the Son of God Himself.  To him, and us, Jesus makes a sweeping statement, which we dare not take lightl...

July 31, 2019

From my discussions with a number of Japanese students during English class, one of the things that most impressed them about Christianity was on its emphasis on forgiveness.  A common phrase I would hear in various places of Japanese culture was “Zettai Yurusanai!”, w...

June 26, 2019

I estimate that about a fifth of a regular Sunday attendance come to prayer meetings on Sunday evenings.  (but who’s counting?)  I don’t know anyone else’s individual prayer life, but as I believe prayer to be the lifeblood in one’s relationship with God, so corporate...

May 30, 2019

There is a particular statistic that has been thrown around for years, that I have always been suspicious of:  that “50% of marriages end in divorce, and it is no different for Christians than for non-Christians”.  I have heard prominent pastors use this, and I have ne...

May 1, 2019

Psalm 91:1-2 “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.    I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust."

You may have heard the recent Gallup report stating that “Americans are...

April 2, 2019

13  When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, "Who do people say the Son of Man is?" 14  They replied, "Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets." 15  "But what about you?" he aske...

February 26, 2019

There are a host of dangers infiltrating the Church in the US today, and they are particularly troublesome because they influence those who are not grounded in and led by the Word of God.  It has long been understood that cultural change can be controlled through a com...

January 22, 2019

Over 2.5 million people in the US are involved in driving accidents each year.  (1.6 million involved use of a cell phone).  With the population of the US being around 327 million, and with birth rates at a 30-year low, that means our nation could become extinct within...

December 27, 2018

Romans 8:28  "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose".

A little over a year ago, on Nov 5, 2017, Devin Kelley, wearing tactical gear and armed with a rifle and two handguns, stormed into...

December 7, 2018

We all have our biases, usually due to personal life circumstances, that subtly make our way into how we view God (our theology) and our fellow man (anthropology).  Some of our distinctions may go unnoticed until our lives intersect deeply with another’s (like marriage...

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