What Is True Christianity?

Galatians 5.24 observes, those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their imagesinful nature to His cross and crucified them there.

What do Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump all have in common? They would all claim to be Christians. Do they look like Christians? Do we look like Christians? What is a Christian supposed to look like? (more…)

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Hope For The World

Psalm 107.2 asks, has the LORD redeemed you? Then speak out! Tell others He has redeemed youimage from your enemies.

The need of the hour is for the Church to speak out about God’s redemption. The obviousness of this truth was on full display during the presidential debates. Character, truth, honesty and humility are the result of fearing God and recognizing our accountability to Him. Those who live without regard for their Maker do and say whatever they believe to be best in their own minds. (more…)

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Different is Better

2 Corinthians 12.21 laments, I will be grieved because many of you have not given up your old sins. imageYou have not repented of your impurity, sexual immorality, and eagerness for lustful pleasure.

Seeing is believing and those who believe should be causing others to see a difference in their life as a result of Jesus entering into it as Lord and Savior. (more…)

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Jesus is God’s Ultimate ‘Yes’

2 Corinthians 1.19 proclaims, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, does not waver between “Yes” and “No.” imageHe is….God’s ultimate “Yes,” He always does what He says.

Don’t we all want a God Who is the ultimate ‘Yes?’ That’s actually our problem with God, He doesn’t always say ‘yes’ to us. How many of our prayers have not been answered the way we wanted?

Of course, what we fail to acknowledge, is that when we demand God be our ultimate ‘yes’ He is no longer God but we have become god – at least in our own minds. (more…)

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Without God, Why Should We Be Good?

Ezekiel 8.17 asks, have you seen this, son of man? Is it nothing to the people of Judah that they commit these detestable sins, leading the whole nation into violence, thumbing their noses at Me, and provokingimage My anger?

My brother was sharing with me this past weekend about his diversity training class he attended prior to his return to teaching in an inner city school. Perhaps no greater sin currently exists in our culture than racism. (more…)

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Why Don’t Christians Immediately Go To Heaven?

Psalm 67.2 proclaims, may Your ways be known throughout the earth, Your saving power among imagepeople everywhere.

Whenever we attend a funeral someone invariably says, ‘they are in a better place.’ It is said to comfort the grieving but if we thought about it very long we would ask ourselves, ‘if the next life is better, why does God leave us in this one?’ (more…)

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