Strong and Courageous 2/23/18 House on Fire. There has been so much energy and dialogue this week about the school shooting that took place in Florida. Facebook has been humming as everyone expresses their ideas for possible solutions to the problems of gun violence. Often times the conversation becomes polar with high-pitched emotion radiating through the discourse. ...Keep Reading
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So here is a question, what did Jesus mean when he said the Kingdom of God is at hand? This question is the title of a chapter in the book The Challenge of Jesus by N.T. Wright. It is a very good question for us today as we grapple with the idea that this kingdom was central to Jesus’ message, but there is difficulty in figuring out what that precisely means...
Wouldn't it be refreshing to see in our current political environment someone that would stand up and say 'I Did It!' As Christians, we should be the first to confess because we know that Jesus freed us. We loose nothing when we confess, because He took our guilt to the cross....
Strong Courageous Feb 16, 2018 Predestination Vs. Free will I had the opportunity to preach the message in church this last Sunday. One of the main points was the issue of God's predestination of those who will follow him and how it relates to humanity's free will. How can it be possible that both attributes be present and in play at the same time? For some people, t...Keep Reading
Strong and courageous Feb 9,2018 In last week's post we laid the groundwork for a post-modernist world view that only embraces relative truth alone, and is not willing to embrace the possibility of objective truth claims being valid. In this installment, I would like to get into a bit more detail concerning these ideas. Part of the reason for thinking that objective tru...Keep Reading
Eph 1 God reveals his plan for EVERYTHING, that He will unite all things in Christ both in heaven and on earth. Yes people that is really happening! How does that change us, shake us, awaken us to a live life submitted TODAY to Jesus. We don't have to wait to bend a knee, do it today and let him change your mind, schedule, priorities, values and relationships. This is H...Keep Reading
Strong and Courageous Feb. 2,2018 A Post-modern worldview that has permeated much of our society, has as one of its core beliefs that there is no such thing as objective truth. All truth claims are only relatively true. They also hold tightly to the idea that there isn't any grand overarching metanarrative to the purpose and meaning of life. Rather that life is merely a ...Keep Reading
Strong Courageous Last week we looked into the definition of nature and found that there is a great gap in explanation both from a philosophical and a spiritual perspective. We also looked at the inconsistency of attempting to paint a personality profile of nature in order to sustain a particular worldview. Now that we have analyzed a naturalistic mindset that may have ...Keep Reading
Strong and Courageous Dec. 21,2017 Doctor Luke describes an orderly and well researched account of the birth of Jesus Christ from the second gospel narrative in the new testament. The Birth of Jesus Christ 2In those daysa decree went out fromCaesar Augustus that all the world should beregistered.2This was the firstregistration when Quiriniuswas governor of Syria.3And...Keep Reading