Timeless truths on favoritism. When we give a special welcome and hearty handshake to someone who is “important” and then ignore those we consider “unimportant,” we ignore the work of grace! God loves all people. When we exhibit “personal favoritism” we are set ourselves up as judges with evil motives. We are to embrace all … Continue reading Favoritism
Timeless truths about religion. Today is Sunday. Of those who go to church, probably most would consider themselves religious based on the fact that they are attending church. The Bible defines what it means to be “religious.” According to the Biblical definition, there may be people who attend church whose religion is worthless. So, how … Continue reading Religion that has value
Timeless truths on the Law of Liberty. It really is an oxymoron to say “the Law of Liberty.” Because when we think of the law, we don’t think of liberty. We think just the opposite. We think of confinement, restriction. But the Truth of God’s word sets people free from the enslavement to sin. The … Continue reading The Law of Liberty
Timeless truths about self-deception. During my high school years, there was a man who roamed around town quite animated. He would have conversations with himself or people who were not there. I learned that drugs had something to do with his state. It was very sad. James talks about an even sadder state of affairs. … Continue reading Self-deception
Timeless truths about anger. Normally, we become angry because our expectations are not fulfilled. Whatever the reason for your anger, one thing is absolutely certain, it does not “achieve the righteousness of God.” The “anger of man” is the opposite of the “righteousness of God.” Did Jesus become angry? Yes! The Bible tells us to … Continue reading The antidote for Anger
After reading this insightful article by Dr. Chuck Kelley, President of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, I feel a tremendous pause in my spirit. Basically, the data from the "ACP" (annual church profile) tells a very bleak story. As Dr Kelly puts it, Southern Baptist are in decline. The statistics are at this link from … Continue reading SBC in decline… my thoughts
Timeless truths about God’s gifts. James 1 teaches us that “every good and perfect gift comes down from the Father above.” There is no shadow of turning with Him. He is the same! He doesn’t change. So, His nature is perfectly consistent. He has given us some incredible gifts. Let’s unwrap a few. He has … Continue reading Unwrapping His gifts.