Like a Vapor

I felt my mortality in an interesting way yesterday. I have been visiting family that I have not seen in several years and yesterday I visited a lot of land that one of my childhood homes used to sit on. I spent about 10 years there. We lived in a trailer that was removed aContinue reading “Like a Vapor”

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?”

Fear is a Form of Worship

I don’t always fear God as I should. This is especially true when I begin to exalt my fears as being higher and mightier forces in my life than God Himself. I was talking with a loved one yesterday about this cycle I tend to go through. I have a lot of responsibilities in thisContinue reading “Fear is a Form of Worship”

Are you Concerned About “Overcoming?” You Aren’t Alone.

“I still struggle with fear that I will be cast out on the day of judgment. The promise to those who overcome and keep his works comforts me though it is that same promise that scares me. Am I keeping his works? Am I overcoming? Is my faith and struggle enough for Jesus when IContinue reading “Are you Concerned About “Overcoming?” You Aren’t Alone.”

Discerning Salvation Issues: Be Careful About What You Build

Which Christian doctrines are necessary for salvation? Last night, I made a post about my perspective concerning where to draw the line concerning Christian doctrine as it pertains to salvation. I stated that Jesus is the line. Period. We put our faith in Him and continue in this faith. We like to add to thisContinue reading “Discerning Salvation Issues: Be Careful About What You Build”

Determining Salvation Issues: “These Things Saith He”

These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God. These things saith the first and the last,Continue reading “Determining Salvation Issues: “These Things Saith He””

The 7 Churches of Revelation: I Was a Lukewarm Laodicean Too

There is none like Jesus. He is worthy of our full devotion, yet we often take Him for granted. I know I did. Sometimes I think about the years I wasted and I regret it. Sometimes I think about choices I made that hinder my ability to serve Him even now as I’d like to.Continue reading “The 7 Churches of Revelation: I Was a Lukewarm Laodicean Too”

The 7 Churches of Revelation: I Have Fallen Short of Philadelphia’s Patience Too

When I first read about the 7 churches of Revelation seriously, one of the first things that stood out to me about Philadelphia was their keeping to the “word of the Lord’s patience.” Patience is not a virtue I naturally possess, and I still seek Jesus to cultivate more patience within me. Because of myContinue reading “The 7 Churches of Revelation: I Have Fallen Short of Philadelphia’s Patience Too”

The 7 Churches of Revelation: My Sardis Experience

Since I write some hard things, I cannot do so without also considering myself and putting that out there. How have I been as Sardis? According to my understanding of the Church of Sardis, we are dealing with misconceptions and negligence of the Holy Spirit, which leads to a church that claims to be aliveContinue reading “The 7 Churches of Revelation: My Sardis Experience”