The Truth About Truth

Proverbs 23:22 & 23 it reads, “Listen to your father who begot you, and do not despise your mother when she is old. Buy truth, and do not sell it, get wisdom and instruction and understanding.” When it comes to truth, we must always…

Be Careful Using Proverbs 22:6 to Judge One’s Parenting!

“Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it.” – Proverbs 22:6 Here’s what many think Proverbs 22:6 is saying: “If I raise my child in a godly home, then he or she…

Why “Just Be Yourself” is Terrible Advice!

Somewhere in the deep, dark recesses of a closet in my home, there’s a high school yearbook. In that yearbook are little notes of encouragement that were written to me by my classmates. Virtually all of them convey the same message, just expressed in…

I AM WHAT I DESPISE; THEREFORE, I MUST FORGIVE!

Do you ever watch action movies where, in the beginning of the film, the hero’s wife was killed by the bad guy, or his daughter was kidnapped (that’s pretty much every action movie plot, isn’t it?), and the rest of the movie you sit…

WHAT YOUR PREACHER NEEDS FROM YOU

Who ministers to the minister? Many times the preacher can feel like he’s all alone on a deserted island, left to deal with the stresses and strains of ministry in isolation. He may have a wife he can turn to, but he doesn’t feel…

THE CHURCH WAS MEANT TO MOVE!

Change is not easy. Change usually requires one to step out, sometimes way out, of their comfort zone. Change typically means working harder. Change demands that one set aside personal preference for the good of the church, and that may be the most difficult…

The Most Misinterpreted Verse in the Bible?

We see it on bumper stickers, inspirational posters, and graduation cards. We see it embroidered on pillows or tattooed on a person’s body. It’s the words of the Lord as spoken through the prophet Jeremiah and it reads, “‘For I know the plans that…

Our Church is Not for Everyone

I know. The title sounds harsh and, perhaps, un-Christ like. But please hear me out. The Oldham Lane Church of Christ, where I am blessed to serve, has experienced tremendous growth since it was planted in the mid-90’s. What started with 73 members from…