Giving up is easy. Whether it is something as small as cooking a difficult recipe or a workout program, or something as big as a marriage or a job, quitting is easy. As a kid growing up my late father used to say, “Can’t Never Could” as a response to me or anyone else saying the forbidden word “can’t” around him. It was his way of saying, “Never Give Up”, or in biblical terms, “Run the Race”. Continue reading “Run the Race – Finish the Race”
A recurring theme or statement frequently heard in church and seen in Christian literature is “talk to God”, or “listen to God”. What does this mean? It’s not like we walk up on burning bushes every day and hear a voice coming from it telling us how to live our lives. If we did, would we even hang around to listen to a talking bush??? Probably not. Does God talk to people? God does in fact speak to us, very clearly in fact. You just have to listen. Continue reading “Does God Talk to People? Yes, YOU!”
One of the biggest deterrents I’ve heard from people on why they don’t attend church or why they aren’t believers is their belief that because of the magnitude of the “bad stuff” they’ve done throughout their lives, God will not forgive them anyway. They believe they’ve been such bad people they cannot be forgiven by God. Continue reading “Does God Forgive All Sins? YES! But first………”
Without a doubt, one of the most arguable topics today, especially in America, is how we should vote. With so many political views, different parties, different beliefs, a highly diverse culture, it is a wonder we can agree on anything at all. Continue reading “The Bible and Voting – You can’t “pick and choose””
No one ever said that following Jesus and being a Christian was easy. In fact, there is example after example throughout the bible where the cost of being a Christian can be VERY expensive. If we focus only on the here and now and the difficulties of being a Christian, the task ahead can be overwhelming.
Do not let the temporal things of everyday life take over and lead to discouragement. The rewards God has waiting for us are very much worth the wait. Continue reading “Cost of Being a Christian – Following Jesus”
The term “the grace of God” is one heard quite often in Christian circles, church and in reading regarding the Christian faith; but what is it? What is God’s grace about? Probably the first answer you will hear from a Christian point of view is that God’s grace is the best and most powerful gift God has provided us ALL with.
But do you know what that gift is? Have you accepted His gift of grace? Did you even know that you had to accept God’s gift of grace? Continue reading “What is God’s Grace About? The “Good News” Story”