Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. 2 Peter 3:3 What is a scoffer? Dictionary.com defines a scoffer as one who speaks “derisively, mocks, jeers.” Thesaurus.com provides us with additional descriptors: “doubter, skeptic, sneerer, satirist, disbeliever.” People are mocking Jesus and Christians… Read More Scoffers
Paul, I am almost persuaded to be a Christian. Acts 26:28 Before the betrayal by Judas, Jesus gathered his disciples together to tell them what was going to happen to him. He told them that he would be betrayed, that he would even be denied by Peter who loved him beyond measure. He told them… Read More Almost Persuaded
But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway. 1 Corinthians 9:27 These words were written by the great Apostle Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles. Paul’s life changed dramatically when he had an encounter with… Read More The Castaway
A friend loveth at all times… Proverbs 17:17 Jesus had a lot of friends, but none as loyal and steadfast as the women. During this Easter season, as we consider His supreme sacrifice, the image of His suffering in the final days and His death on the cross remain as vivid in my mind as the horrific… Read More They Never Left
How then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? Romans 10:14 I saw a video on Youtube and it has been bothering me since the very moment I viewed… Read More There’s a Shark in the Water!
I love reading the books of the Bible of written by the great Apostle Paul. He led such an anointed, fascinating life, one fraught with many troubles, trials and tribulations yet he lived with great joy in his evangelism and anticipation of the end. I’ve never read of another individual who anticipated death with such… Read More Alexander the Coppersmith
I actually wrote this post over a year ago and when I published it, I was left in shock at the number of people who sent me messages and wanted to know if I was talking about their church. My words were actually reflective of several churches I had visited and others had told me about… Read More The Totally Cool Relevant Church of Dynamic Worship and Contemporary Awesomeness
Have you ever been to one of those huge buffet restaurants where the selection of food is just overwhelming? They have a seemingly unending line of salads, vegetables, meats and desserts. Oh, the desserts…every kind of cake, pie, cookie, ice cream and decadent sugary tidbit imaginable. Just sitting and watching the people in those food lines… Read More Desperate Cravings
Do you remember the episode of the old Seinfeld television show when Jerry decided that a better remark after a sneeze would be “You are so good looking!” instead of “God bless you!”? It is always the most random memories and illogical thoughts that pass through my mind that trigger an idea about something in the Bible.… Read More You Are So Good Looking!
Every country music fan and Monday night football fan are familiar with the Hank Williams, Jr. hit song from the eighties, All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight. It cranked out of car radios at ear-splitting volume, popped open millions of beer cans, whipped football fans into a frenzy and got parties started all over the… Read More All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight