New Things

Thinking is something I usually like to do. Sometimes when we hear one side of an idea or one side of a story, we can think to ourselves “I agree with that. That makes sense” especially if it is something we already agree with. Nobody has to convince us of something we already believe. If … [Read more…]

Is sin serious to us?

Matthew 18:7-9 How seriously do we take sin? A lot of times, we don’t even recognize when we are tempted toward sin. We do things without thinking about doing them, much less thinking about whether they are sin. If we’re not paying attention, then we can get involved in something, and be sinning before we … [Read more…]

We are a church. What is a church?

Romans 12 3 For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. 4 For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same … [Read more…]

Spring is here!

Welcome to April! The beginning of April means that winter is pretty much over, at least on the calendar. It probably won’t snow, but you never know. Even if it does snow, it won’t last long, because it’s springtime! Springtime is a time for rebirth. Baseball. Water. Beaches. It will probably rain. April showers bring … [Read more…]

What does God want?

In Hosea 6:1-6, we see some warnings against two nations that have, by and large, turned away from God. Their initial love and zeal and passion for God has burned off like a cloud or dew. They have turned their back on the covenant God made with them. As a result, God says he hews … [Read more…]

Love One Another, Not Just on Valentine’s

February is one of the times of the year we are reminded everywhere about love. Right after Christmas, stores are posting reminders about Valentine’s Day, kids pass around Valentine’s cards at school, husbands buy roses, faraway kids call faraway moms, all because it’s “the thing to do.” I hesitate to mention Valentine’s in the context … [Read more…]

My resolution

MY RESOLUTION: PUT GOD FIRST EVERY DAY It’s another New Year’s time! Did you make your resolutions yet? Honestly, I have concluded that talking about resolutions is just an easy, traditional way for radio and tv hosts to fill slow news times after Christmas. Resolutions are often to New Year’s what fruitcake is to Christmas, … [Read more…]