Four questions and a fifth one as a concluding thought. Here are the questions along with a thought about each one: Who do you love? That question seems simple enough. Since I asked this on a religious blog, you know the answer was God, Christ, Church, or maybe your spouse. But then again, there are … Continue reading A Series of Thought Provoking Questions
A song to remind you to be grateful: https://youtu.be/2mms3KxS2S4
Hope I hope I get a bicycle for Christmas. I hope I get to see you soon. I hope he asks me out again. I hope she says, "YES!" Hope: A feeling of desire for a certain thing or event to occur. This is how the world defines hope. Hope "Behold, the ey of the … Continue reading My HOPE!
Today at 11:00 local time take a moment to observe Armistice Day (Veterans Day). Today commemorates the signing of the Armistice between Germany and the Allies calling for peace and the end of WWI that took place in Campienge, France at 11:00 on November 11, 1918. In 1954, The United States combine Armistice Day with … Continue reading The Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month
I posted this graphic on Facebook for Central Church of Christ earlier this week. Since some of you may not follow Central or me on that social media platform, I thought I would ask you the question. This month in the United States is the Month of Thanksgiving. Yes, it is a specific day to … Continue reading The Art of Being Thankful
Temptation is a fact of life! There, I said it. The statement is true. We each face opportunities to do what is wrong, and many times we have the desire to see it through. Temptation! Even things that are for good purposes can become a snare toward evil. For instance, the desires that God placed … Continue reading That is Tempting
Grace. You know the definitions. Grace is unmerited favor. Grace is God's Redemption At Christ's Expense. Grace is God doing for us, what we cannot do for ourselves. Grace. I am all about that grace! 'Bout that grace, 'Bout that grace! Not guilty! (I should write a song.) Seriously, grace may be, at least in my estimation, a most important doctrine in the scheme of redemption. … Continue reading Grace is Grace
Throughout my 30+ years of ministry, I have had the privilege of immersing people into Christ and witnessing many others die to self and sin, be buried with Christ, and rise as a new person in Christ (Rom 6:3-6 / Gal 3:26-27). I have also collected stories about interesting things that happened during baptisms. One … Continue reading Baptism Stories
Everywhere I go, I hear Christians and Bible-minded people quoting passages of scripture or I see certain passages on signs, bumper stickers, or on personalized car plates (tags). At first glance these passages seem to be encouraging or seem to be full of promise. Yet, often, after a deeper look at the context of the … Continue reading What Does that Verse Say?
In his Handbook of Denominations in the United States, 5th Ed, <(Nashville:Abingdon Press), 1970.> Frank S Mead wrote, “There is a distinctive plea for unity at the heart of the [church title removed- bsmc] — a unity that is Bible based. It is believed here that the Bible is the “beginning place” in and through which God-fearing people can … Continue reading To Be a Christian