Truth & Why You Should Read Your Bible

“Truthfulness: the fact of being true. Oxford Dictionaries.” There were two things I ran across that struck me this week as I was reading through “Truthfulness”, chapter 11 in “The Cost of Discipleship.” And I couldn’t help but think about truthfulness and how small a role it plays in our society today. It seems the…

The Word of God – Lost or Found

“Jesus answered, ‘It is written: Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Matthew 4:4 (NIV). Secret Church 17 was titled, “Scripture and Authority in an Age of Skepticism.” Its focus was answering whether the Bible is divine, true, clear, sufficient and good. Do you think it…

Only You Can Prevent Checklist Christianity

We live in a goal-oriented society. If you want to get rich, promoted or elected; there’s a goal for that. If you want to lose weight; there’s a goal for that. If you want to learn to fly, or dance or play an instrument; there’s a goal for that. We admire successful people who have…

Take Advantage of the Time You Have & What You Leave Behind

“Death to the Christian is the funeral of all his sorrows and evils, and the resurrection of all his joys.” – James H. Aughey In the grand scheme of things seven and a half years is not a long period of time. But when put in its proper perspective and based on its intensity, it could…

Just When You Think You Have Learned Meekness…….

While it proved difficult to come to terms with the proper meaning of “Meekness”, it may prove even tougher to make it a part of our lives. At least for mine anyway. This past weekend Cheryl, Tyler and myself, went to go see our youngest son, Noah, who is stationed with the Air Force at…

Meekness is NOT Weakness!

“Power is the moral principle of those who excel others.” – Beethoven For someone who died in 1827, Beethoven would have fit perfectly in the culture of 2017. With each revolution of the earth it seems we grow increasingly more self-centered. We live in an “All about Us” environment and we want it yesterday. Patience…

Be On Guard!

When it comes to expensive pieces of property or ground it’s easy to think of places like Park Avenue in New York City, mansions in California or Buckingham Palace in London. Maybe you consider the little plot of land your home is on as invaluable, possibly to you more valuable than those mentioned. Then there…

How wide is your plate?

Heath Whitmore is someone I had the pleasure of meeting when I duck hunted in Arkansas. He is a local farmer and hunter but more importantly a brother in Christ. He does an email to a group of men called the “Band of Brothers.”  They meet and share the Word of God and he emails […]

Are You The Rich Young Man?

If you have spent any amount of time in church, whether Sundayschool, Bible school, worship service, prayer meeting, small group, big group, church camp, dinner on the ground, committee meetings, committee on committee meetings, you get the idea, you have probably heard the story about the Rich Young Man and his encounter with Jesus. We all…

What is Grace to you?

“Will is to grace as the horse is to the rider.” Augustine. I have heard David Platt say that there is no sufficient human explanation of the Godhead; the Father, Son and Spirit are one, yet are three distinctively different persons. No matter how ingenious we might think the description is, it falls short. After…