When it comes to following Jesus there are some ditches on either side of the road that we have to look out for when it comes to loving people. The first ditch is that of holding everyone to a standard of works righteousness. This mentality goes something like “if only you all thought and behaved […]Read more "Loving unlovable people."
Part of being a Christian is to first understand that Christ is our answer. He is not just our answer for the big cosmic questions and conundrums He is the answer for the battles, skirmishes and smallest issues. This also means that if Jesus is our answer we need to actually know how Jesus answers. […]Read more "Characteristics of a Christian"
“Now there is a final reason I think that Jesus says, “Love your enemies.” It is this: that love has within it a redemptive power. And there is a power there that eventually transforms individuals. Just keep being friendly to that person. Just keep loving them, and they can’t stand it too long. Oh, they […]Read more "Dr. King on loving your enemies."
A loose gathering of stones dumped in a single location doesn’t make a building any more than people gathering into a building makes a church. The way we can tell if we are really being the Church is by first taking what Jesus said seriously; Matthew 18:16 “I will build my church, and the gates of […]Read more "Make Hell lose today."
This past Saturday and Sunday we looked at how to change in 2015. I believe that all of us have something in our lives that we know that we need to change or that we should change but we have been either unwilling or unable to make that change. At a glance it would seem […]Read more "First step to change in 2015"