Can the Bible Be Trusted?

TRUTH is a word that has all but lost its meaning in today’s society. Truth is a fact or belief that is accepted as true. A fact is something that is indisputably the case. So if truth is based upon something that is indisputable—truth cannot be relative. The Economist is a magazine similar to TIME…

God’s Grace in my Testimony

When I was about ten years of age, to my primarily Catholic family’s chagrin, my father decided that we would try another church. He, my mother and brother and I piled into the car and went to a Baptist church for the first time since I’d been born. We went early and I recall attending Sunday…

Why Doesn’t God Make It Easier to Believe in Him?

So often we find ourselves in situations where we are praying and believing for something great that would be a powerful testimony to nonbelievers. I remember praying for someone’s healing, knowing that if God healed them, they would believe in the Jesus that performed the healing. Or did I? After praying for this guy, and…

God is a Rescuer, Not a Punisher

With superheroes as big as they are right now, nearly everyone can relate to the vast difference between the styles of the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen, Matt Murdock… protector of the city and rescuer of those who find themselves in dire places… and The Punisher, Frank Castle, vigilante killer and dealer of swift and merciless…

The Ugliness Inside

I can think back at all the horrible things I’ve done in my life.  I feel like I could watch them like a movie playing in my mind.  Stealing, lying, cheating… lustful thoughts, murderous thoughts, you name it, I can see it, can you see yours? If you answered yes to this question, it’s hard…

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…

GUEST BLOGGER: Jordan Beaulieu

From my few years of working in the food service industry, I’m no stranger to the feeling of being overwhelmed. Countless Friday nights of too many tables too close together, angry customers and a kitchen constantly running out of everything from ketchup to baked potatoes was enough to send me over the edge. It was…

God is My Crutch

As a Christian you will hear a million insults and stereotypes over the years the Lord gives you on the earth.  It used to be that “Jesus Freak” was an insulting term, but since the 90’s, when DC Talk released their hit song by the same name, it is a badge of honor.  You might…

We Have Been Here Before!

For we do not want you to be unaware, brothers, of the affliction we experienced in Asia. For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself. 9 Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but…

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…

Empowered

Acts 2:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Who receives the power of the Holy Spirit?  How do they receive it?  “Repent and be baptized every one…

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…