Biblical Discipline

  1 Corinthians 5:1-5 It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that even pagans do not tolerate: A man is sleeping with his father’s wife. 2And you are proud! Shouldn’t you rather have gone into mourning and have put out of your fellowship the man who has been doing…

Tolerance or Cowardice?

Let me preface this by saying that it is written with as much love as I could possibly muster: Love for the Body of Christ, Love for Pastors, Love for Jesus.  There are some harsh statements, but Jesus made harsh statements.  There is some anguish – not anger – broken-hearted anguish for the Church that…

The Word is Alive

As a teacher of the Bible it’s important to remember that the things I study and teach are more than just principles but they are truth.  They are absolute truth.  So often I teach the concept that when we are in need of a word from God the number 1 way to hear from Him…

The Modern Tweeter and the Ancient Farmer

Lately, I have been considering the specific words God chose to use in particular areas of the Bible.  I believe, not only the meaning of the scripture, but, the particular words the Holy Spirit chose are very important.  What has been sticking out most recently are the scriptures referring to sowing and reaping.  I’d say…

Was Jesus Christ Married?

Get ready to be bombarded with this image. This scrap of Papyrus (no not the overused font, the real deal) was discovered and a part of it was translated to say “Jesus said, My wife.” The media will have a ton of fun with this, so why don’t we? First of all, a true Christian…

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…

Anyone Else Ashamed?

So we are nearing election time and I’m ashamed to call myself a Floridian.  I’m ashamed to call myself an American.  It amazes me that a century and a half after the civil war we are still divided.  It’s turned from black against white to red against blue.  United what?  Let’s forget that whole United…

Tropical Storms?

So today was interesting.  I woke up to find out that there was a tropical storm threatening our city.  It’s funny, since I’ve cancelled my cable television I have no clue when storms are on their way.  I don’t read newspapers and I don’t ever go to online news sites except to read specific stories….

Praise Silences the Enemy!

Another great sermon this morning concerning Praise and Worship.  Quite possibly one of the best messages I’ve heard in a long long time.  You will be up on our website on tuesday evening http://www.trinitywest.org It’s amazing how easy it is to forget the power of Praise.  My Pastor taught concerning Jehosephat.  Three armies came at…

My God.

Do you not know that God is God?  What then can He not do?  If our God is the same God who created all things, both seen and unseen, what task is too difficult for Him?  I’m beyond frustrated with small thinking minds.  I’ve had enough of people who think that their problems are beyond…

2.56% isn’t 10%

Finances are an ever-growing topic of discussion.  Everyone is talking about how their’s have dwindled and how the country is in ruins.  The church suffers like never before (in America) because everyone is afraid. Jesus spoke about this subject often.  Money is among the top three subjects in the Bible.  Here’s one example: “Therefore I…