As Christians we are not perfect, but somewhere along the line a few think they are. Speaking for myself I stumble, make mistakes, but praise God I have a heavenly Father that loves me unconditionally and chose me to be His, and I accepted. Its my hope that in a ...Read More »
Loving Like Jesus: It Is Possible!
Recently I read the account of a 16-year-old girl, Shannon, driving to school. She apparently thought it more important to put on her make-up than to keep her eyes on that old country road. As she was adjusting the rear-view mirror, she caught sight of some type of movement immediately ...Read More »
Guilt Versus Grace–Who Wins?
Guilt! It’s heavy. It’s paralyzing. And it can become all-consuming, threatening the one who suffers from it with feelings of isolation, unworthiness, and despair. And then there’s grace. Amazing grace. God’s unmerited favor that washes away those taunting feelings and makes it easier to breathe again, to live again. Guilt ...Read More »
Questions Atheists Tend to Ask Part 6: Why is “Thou shalt not rape” Not Part of the Ten Commandments?
Why is, “Thou shalt not rape,” one of the Ten Commandments? That is a question I’ve heard asked by atheists more than a few times. Well it is contained in the 10 Commandments, one just needs look deep enough to understand that the Ten Commandments cover every moral situation there is. In the case of rape, that ...Read More »
Who Is That in the Mirror? Your True Identity
To be honest, I haven’t always been James’ biggest fan. While I know the Bible doesn’t contradict itself, I’ve alway wrestled with him about his perspective on grace. Some of what James says is difficult to reconcile with salvation by grace alone. But this morning, I heard an explanation of one of ...Read More »