What is your “resolution” or goal for this year? How will this year be different? Consider making Psalm 15 your theme for 2018 and beyond. This chapter focuses on the kind of person who walks with God. How does the Bible describe this godly person? First, “integrity.” Integrity is defined as “the state of being … Continue reading Resolution for 2018
You give what you’ve got! Peter and John did not have what a lame, beggar sought - CASH! They were broke. Remember the adage- “Money talks!” So, Peter and John couldn’t say anything - NOT! Yes, money does talk but the power of God makes the lame walk, the blind see, the foolish wise, and … Continue reading The Power of God
“I can’t take you anywhere!” My wife says that to me all the time. People recognize me. Do you notice people? Do you really see them? Just last week I noticed a young man sitting on the side of the road in a subdivision. I noticed his face. He was obviously upset. I turned my … Continue reading Be a Noticer
Opposites attract. My wife and I are totally opposite. She’s detailed oriented, private, and introverted. I’m not too detailed oriented, find myself sharing TOO much information, and really enjoy social interaction. Our differences are rather strong but we complement one another very well. Peter and John went to the Temple together to pray, Acts 3:1. … Continue reading Opposites Complement vs Compete
The characteristic we see present in the early church is humility. This is dismissed by people in the church. Largely, because like so many other biblical concepts, it is twisted and misrepresented. Humility is the key ingredient for a healthy life and church! However, it is not only the missing characteristic, it is rejected by … Continue reading Keys to health, Part 3 of 3
Part 2 Joy is the second attitude we see in Acts 2:46 that fostered health in the early church. The word in the verse is translated “gladness” as well as “joy.” Many people are thirsty for happiness. Next to health, happiness is the most sought after experience. However, when we seek happiness by leaning the … Continue reading Keys to Health, Part 2 of 3
What key ingredients make for a healthy life? What about a healthy church? I’ve read a lot of books on personal and corporate health! Individual health determines organizational health. As pragmatic Americans we think the church can be FIXED with capitalistic ideas! So, today’s church operates like corporate America. That doesn’t work. More importantly, it … Continue reading Keys to health, part 1
Is Baptism essential for salvation? Acts 2:38 says And Peter said to them, "Repent, and let each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. It appears that Peter is saying that forgiveness is based on baptism. IF that … Continue reading Is Baptism Essential for Salvation?