Should a Christian Celebrate Christmas?

What is in a Date? Christmas is not a biblical holy day. There is not one biblical reference to the church celebrating  the birth of Jesus. The day Christmas is celebrated, December 25th is not even close to the time of year Jesus was born. However, this date has a prominent place in  the pagan…

Are you a Nitpicker?

A nitpicker is someone who finds fault with people, experiences or just life in general. A nitpicker will disrupt relationships over minutiae or inconsequential differences of opinions and casts a negative connotation to pivot the focus on themselves.  A nitpicker will look for reasons to contest someone or something no matter how small or unimportant as…

Thankfulness or Foolishness – That is the Question

What is Thankful? The expression of being thankful is not just a social behavior that is required in a congenial society. In the life of a follower of Christ, thankfulness is an acknowledgment of God’s authority over His creation. When God reveals Himself to the unlearned and is not acknowledged as the Creator, they do…

Sovereign Grace or Random Selection

God is Benevolent and Loving The Bible reveals to the world a God who is a Holy, righteous and loving God, who exercises His sovereignty over heaven and earth in a benevolent loving manner.  Many of the students of John Calvin’s theology recast this benevolent and loving God into that of an evil despot. As…

Should a Christian Fear God?

The Terror of the Lord Many of the voices in Christendom today have narrowed the nature of God. These proclaimers have elevated God’s love above all other attributes of God at the expense of a complete revelation of God. The Apostle Paul declared to the church, “Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade…

Polio and Sin – The Common Thread

Going "Viral" Polio is a disease that was spread through human feces and would plague the world for thousands of years. Works of art dating back to the thirteenth century and beyond are believed to depict polio-afflicted people. It would not be until the late 1600’s that polio conditions would be identified as a disease by…

Who Do You Trust?

Betrayal Placing confidence in people is at best a risky proposition. Novels, poetry and news reports are chocked full of stories of reports of betrayal. The disappointment we experience when our trust we have placed in people is violated and magnified when we discover we have been deceived by a trusted friend.   King David spoke…

Do Others See Jesus In You?

Christians are to be the “salt of the earth” and “a light set on a hill.” These metaphors employed by Jesus were used to establish a great truth, an encounter with Jesus changes our nature and purpose in life.  This encounter with Jesus should have an effect on how the unconverted contextualizes our words and…

Finding God’s Purpose in Life

What is God's Will? Living a life as a follower of God is easiest to explain by the words spoken by Jesus, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.” This simple statement made by Jesus has been the source of untold sermons, teachings, and books. Many followers of Christ…