Getting Out of Our Own Way

Assurance of salvation is a rather dicey topic for some. Many Christians, including myself, struggle with the security of being in Christ. It’s like a roller coaster. One minute we are certain and the next minute we doubt. When a New Testament Christian is…

GOD CELEBRATES DEATH!

You’re going to die. Whoever is around at that moment will take you to the funeral home where someone will prepare your body for burial. You’ll be dressed up and cleaned up and made to look somewhat natural. There will be a funeral service…

Be Careful Giving God ALL the Credit

Many well-intended Christians struggle to find the right words to say to one who is hurting. They see their brother or sister-in-Christ dealing with grief and they feel compelled to reach out. However, in an effort to provide comfort and encouragement they sometimes create…

EMBRACING JUDGMENT DAY

We often view the Day of Judgment as anything but pleasant. The thought of standing before the Lord with the Book of Life opened is nothing short of terrifying. Will He let us into heaven? Will He scold us before pulling a lever that…

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…