Is God Real? Why Do We Suffer?

I often find myself thinking about God’s will. I rarely, but sometimes (as with most Christians) hear the fleeting question in my mind, “what if I am wrong?”. I think we all find ourselves faced with this question of whether or not God really does exist. For me, it’s easy to dismiss the question from…

All Roads Lead To Heaven

Every day, it seems, I see a vehicle with the Coexist bumper sticker on it.  My brother recently asked me what it meant and I had to explain that it was the idea that “All Roads Lead to Heaven”, meaning that no matter who you place your trust in we will all end up in…

Does Church Still Matter?

The question of whether church is an important part of Christian life is age old.  Is attendance a make it or break it issue? The Bible refers to the Church in such an intimate and loving way. Christ refers to it as His spotless bride (Eph. 5:25-27). He likens us to virgins waiting for the…

Motives > Actions

Have you ever heard someone say, “God knows my heart?”.  Those of you that I’ve had the great pleasure of knowing and teaching over the years know that this is one of my most despised sayings in the Christian realm.  However, in this particular circumstance, it’s the truth.  God truly knows our heart of hearts….

Kingdom of Self

Everyone has their issues, sins, vices, imperfections- call them what you will. Ever since I was young I have dealt with pride.  I’ve also dealt with a number of other issues like anger and lust, but pride has always been number one. Honestly, I’m not even sure why.  I’ve always acknowledged the plethora of men who…

You are small, your foe is big; but your God is bigger still.

As you begin the day remember the ever present battle waging around you. The God of the universe has fought and won the war, but the enemy of your soul is stubborn. He continues to fight battles. “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you…