God be merciful to me a sinner.

9 And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: 10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. 11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other menContinue reading “God be merciful to me a sinner.”

Reasonable Service

What does it mean to offer yourself as a living sacrifice? In the context of Romans 12, I think it means that we are to sacrifice our sense of self-importance for the sake of serving the brethren in Christ. Our natural mind can be one of self-preservation to the exclusion of caring for the needsContinue reading “Reasonable Service”

My Favorite “Let’s Go Brandon” Song

There have been several “Let’s Go Brandon” songs recently, as we are all most likely aware of. The top songs bring God into their music, which is wonderful and encouraging–on the surface. However, there is also some recent mud slinging going on between the top Let’s Go Brandon artists, and this is not Christ-like, folks.Continue reading “My Favorite “Let’s Go Brandon” Song”

Sometimes it is Love to Subdue Your Enemies

My two oldest sons have been enrolled in a Judo school for a few months now. I appreciate the discipline they are learning and I don’t have any problem with my boys learning how to defend themselves or others. On the other hand, I work hard to teach them to control themselves and they knowContinue reading “Sometimes it is Love to Subdue Your Enemies”

Some Thoughts on Matthew 12

Experiences and emotions can cloud our vision and dull our hearing of what the Lord is speaking by His Spirit, so it is good to consider ourselves so that we can get to know the will of Jesus better and repent of misconceptions and false things spoken in His Name. The articles I wrote recentlyContinue reading “Some Thoughts on Matthew 12”

Fellow Students Instead of Superiors

Approaching our brethren as fellow students of Jesus and the Apostles and not as their superiors opens communication. If you have a Christian blog or some other form of educational/exhorting/edifying public ministry, then you probably have something to share. That’s good. I have things to share too. I was just thinking about the way weContinue reading “Fellow Students Instead of Superiors”

What if She Had Taken the Time to Share Jesus With Me?

Have you ever encountered someone that seemed too steeped in sin to care about taking Christianity seriously? This evening I’ve been thinking about someone I have not thought about in a long time–someone who probably thought that I was too steeped in sin to care about taking Christianity seriously. This was a co-worker of mine.Continue reading “What if She Had Taken the Time to Share Jesus With Me?”

This is My Beloved Son. Hear Him.

Jesus said that false prophets would rise, and all the more once His Day approaches. He was right. There are many who want to be prophets, but instead of waiting on the Lord, they force the issue. Let me give you some clues about the false prophets today. First off, they like to use theContinue reading “This is My Beloved Son. Hear Him.”

The 7 Churches of Revelation: I Have Been as Ephesus Too

In my previous article I discussed my interpretation of the church of Ephesus in Revelation 2. If you have not read it, I recommend that you do so that you might understand better what I write now, which are ways in which I have also been as Ephesus. The point of this article series isContinue reading “The 7 Churches of Revelation: I Have Been as Ephesus Too”

The Pain Behind the Pride

I see it. The pain behind your pride. I see it because this was me too. I’m sure there are traces remaining. How strange it was to discover that I had pride. I was always so insecure. Then I realized, pride and insecurity are good friends. Insecurity seeks to be relieved through pride, but prideContinue reading “The Pain Behind the Pride”