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…

Being Good Isn’t Good Enough

Former mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, once stated in an interview that he has little doubt about what awaits him in eternity. Citing his work on gun control, obesity, and smoking cessation, Bloomberg said, “I am telling you if there is a…

YOU’RE NOT THE EXCEPTION!

I cannot tell you how many individuals I have studied the Bible with who felt as though it was a waste of time because, in their mind, they had done too much wrong. God could never forgive them. I have counseled with numerous Christians…

Ugly Brides

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What’s the Deal with Predestination?

It was Reformation Leader John Calvin back in the 1500’s who really promoted the idea that God had an elect group of people who would be saved, and the rest would be left to suffer condemnation. This theory is known as predestination, and in…

W.W.J.P. What Would Jesus Post?

Picture this scenario: Jesus makes His way through the busy marketplace. All of the sudden, he reaches under His robe and pulls out His iPhone 7 and snaps a picture of all the people. Hashtag “The Harvest is Plentiful.” Then Jesus signs on to…

SUNDAY PREVIEW: The “Superhero Verse”

I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME! You want that new job? Jesus will help you get it. You want to make more money? Put your faith in Christ. You want to be a Hall of Fame athlete? Get Jesus on…

Must I Forgive?

Some time ago, an article appeared in Psychology Today entitled, “Must You Forgive?” The subtitle read: “Sometimes it’s Healthier Not to Forgive.” The article was preceded by a brief introduction that stated: “From the political to the personal, Americans are caught in an orgy…

The Superhero Verse

Perhaps no other verse better exemplifies the practice of plucking a verse out of context and making it represent one’s agenda than Philippians 4:13. We see this verse on basketball and baseball jerseys. You see it on coffee mugs and throw pillows and cellphone…