If you search through the New Testament, you'll find that there are a lot of passages that talk about being "in Christ." What I've noticed recently, though, is that there is a lot of confusion on what that really means. What does it really mean to be "in Christ?" Why should a person want to … Continue reading Coming to Christ
We had a great lesson brought to us in our Sunday School class yesterday and I thought that it would be great to share that here. Hopefully I can do it justice going off my notes and my memory. Abraham - who we all know - was promised a son, and after waiting and waiting, … Continue reading Abraham and Obedience
One thing that has always been a big issue in the religious world is confusion; specifically, confusion that leads to disagreements and division. People divide into different denominations, teach different things, worship different ways, etc. - all because people are confused somehow about God's will. So where does this confusion and ignorance come from? Is … Continue reading Confusion
If there's one thing that really confuses me more than anything, it's that people feel like they can say whatever they want to say about what God's will is, how to be saved, how to conduct worship, among many other things. The one thing that especially comes to mind is baptism, and how many religious … Continue reading Religious Authority
With an open conversation about Christianity, salvation, and Christian living, often times we end up hitting on some hard topics. But the thing about Christ is that Christ Himself is the single most positive message humanity has ever received - our God loves us beyond imagination! He gave His own Son to die for our … Continue reading The God of Grace and Mercy
Alcohol and social drinking is always a hot topic in today's society. In most places in the world, alcohol use and social drinking is widely accepted and often times encouraged. You see it everywhere you go - bars and restaurants, sporting events, liquor stores, even grocery stores. You can't even avoid it at home - … Continue reading Christian Living – Is Alcohol OK with God?
There are lots and lots of people out there today who absolutely eat up the message of "The Gospel of Prosperity" - health and wealth preaching. With the popularity of TV evangelists - like Joel Osteen for example - there is in turn this idea that is growing in popularity that people have a right to and … Continue reading Health and Wealth – The Gospel of Prosperity