A Series on Sin Part 3: The Effects of Sin

When we go against the will of God—when we sin—we are doing things that destroy ourselves and others. For a person to understand the effects of sin, we must come to terms with the reality of our sinful natures. It seems that our culture is full of declarations of positive self-image. We tell ourselves thatContinue reading “A Series on Sin Part 3: The Effects of Sin”

A Series on Sin Part 2: What is Sin?

What is sin? I think most of us have some idea of what sin means. We know that sin is something considered to be wicked or against the will of God. I was taught that the word sin means to “miss the mark.” If we miss this mark, then we are behaving in a mannerContinue reading “A Series on Sin Part 2: What is Sin?”

Christian Faith (Complete Series)

Christian Faith Part 1: Introduction At some point in our lives as a Christian, we’ve come to know the story of Jesus and we believe in this story. We believe that Jesus is the Son of God who died on the cross for our sins and was raised from the dead. We believe that through JesusContinue reading “Christian Faith (Complete Series)”

Christian Faith Part 5: Trust Overcomes Dead Faith

There are many scriptures that warn us about the fate of those who take the Christian faith lightly. So much so, that it is difficult to know where to start when discussing this topic. These days, it is not so hard to search for these scriptures. An online search of, “warnings in scripture against unfruitfulContinue reading “Christian Faith Part 5: Trust Overcomes Dead Faith”

Christian Faith Part 4: The Real Problem with the Faith Plus Nothing Debate

Is it possible to have faith in Jesus and experience nothing added to our life? No turning our life around and attempting to live more uprightly? No studying the scriptures? No friendships with other believers? No seeking a relationship with Jesus? No trust in God during hard times? It seems like a ridiculous notion, doesn’tContinue reading “Christian Faith Part 4: The Real Problem with the Faith Plus Nothing Debate”

Christian Faith Part 3: Participating in the Faith

It is comforting to know that Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith. However, this faith produces action. The scriptures are full of stories of an actionable faith. Hebrews 11 offers many examples. Here’s an excerpt: Hebrews 11-7 – By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, movedContinue reading “Christian Faith Part 3: Participating in the Faith”

Christian Faith Part 2: Where Does Faith Come From?

Where does faith in Jesus come from? Is faith something that God gives or does faith originate from within the believer? Why does it seem as though some are full of faith while others cannot believe in God at all? Many act as though faith in Jesus was a choice that they made, and itContinue reading “Christian Faith Part 2: Where Does Faith Come From?”

Christian Faith Part 1: Introduction

At some point in our lives as a Christian, we’ve come to know the story of Jesus and we believe in this story. We believe that Jesus is the Son of God who died on the cross for our sins and was raised from the dead. We believe that through Jesus we will live forever.Continue reading “Christian Faith Part 1: Introduction”