This is a very controversial issue, but I ask that each reader respectfully read and agree or disagree with grace. One of the reasons the answer to this is so controversial is that many people have been given the answer by people who mean well but have not studied the Bible as a whole. My … Continue reading Does A Christian Who Committed Suicide Go to Heaven?
Have you ever had friends you thought would always be there for you? Maybe family? Coworkers? Comrades of some sort? When you needed them most, they did not have time for you or blatantly excommunicated you from their inner circle? This was the story of Jesus - “He came to His own, and His own … Continue reading His Own Did Not Receive Him
We all find ourselves at times saying "It's a small world" when we meet someone from halfway across the world who knows someone we know who lives in a different area where we meet. Or, in my small town life, you know two separate people for years and find out they are sisters. We use … Continue reading Is a small world always a good thing?
Last night, I appeared on Niteline. This is a live program on WGGS TV 16 in Taylors, SC. I contacted the station about a way to get the word out about Overcomers Church, our new church plant. I expected a "blip" that was included in their announcements and would have been satisfied with that. However, … Continue reading God Exceeded My Expectations
This morning, I preached a message that God put in me back in February. The title was "Wanted: Dead or Alive". Naturally, everyone thought about the Bon Jovi song. I assured everyone that Bon Jovi did not inspire the message. The bottom line is that God wants us all whether we are dead or alive. … Continue reading Your Personal Resurrection
I am writing this to pastors and church attendees. This Sunday, you have a prime opportunity. People who have a bad taste in their mouth for church may give you another chance to redeem yourself. I know the Pharisee in us wants to rise up and brag on how we are faithful throughout the year … Continue reading Don’t Miss This Moment!
I have been humored by how territorial we are about things. I am, by no means, dissing your right to be protective over your personal property. However, I don't want you to forget who was gracious enough to allow to you have it. Yes, you may have achieved it through hard work. That's commendable, but … Continue reading That’s Mine (No, It’s God’s)
A young lady was asked recently if she removed her nose ring when she "sang before the Lord" because she is on her church's worship team. This person replied "no". When I was told this, I said we are always "before the Lord". Think about that for a minute! We are always in the presence … Continue reading Always in the Presence of the Lord
(Image Courtesy of Pinterest) It is so easy to let everyone know how we feel. We have every possible platform to make known our thoughts and feelings on any given subject. Everyone wants to know, right? Sadly, most people take this freedom of speech too far. Whether you want to view the Bible as the … Continue reading Public Platforms
DISCLAIMER: What I'm about to say is not anti-church or anti-Christian school. I believe in both. However, I see a danger in both if we are not careful. Because I have grown up and worked in both, I know the inner workings. When both function correctly, it can be a beautiful thing. The biggest problem … Continue reading Hypocrite Factories