As Americans, July 4th is a time to celebrate freedom. We are blessed in this country to experience more freedoms than others may. We have the freedom to select where we live, work, type of career we wish to pursue, and the list goes on. However true freedom doesn't com from the government, citizenship or … Continue reading Freedom
Justice? Really? That is not right. Yet another example of money winning and what is right being ignored. Disgust Outrage Anger These thoughts and more have flooded my brain since the verdict for 16 year-old who killed our friend B.J. and 3 others was sentenced to 10 years probation. The kid was drunk (3 times … Continue reading Justice Really?
23 For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. 24 Yet God, with undeserved kindness, declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. 25 For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they … Continue reading Holy Week: The River
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. John 3:16-17 NIV http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OFwy93NfNs In Christ … Continue reading Holy Week 2011: Tuesday
Ever had one of those moments when you read or hear something and just thing Wow. Well that happened last Sunday when we were singing O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing. The third verse just really hit me. I'm sure I've read it before but I guess I hadn't thought about the words. Of … Continue reading Don’t Skip the Third Verse
Recently there has been a discussion on one of the blogs I read about Todd Bentley. Bentley has been holding "revival" services in Lakeland, Florida since April. Some are calling it the "Florida Outpouring" and making claims of all kinds of healings. So far Bentley has been unable to provide proof that any healings have … Continue reading Revival and Evangelism
Fred Phelps and Joel Osteen have gotten a lot of press recently for the message they preach. Both loudly proclaim the message God has given them. They claim to speak for the same God yet preach very diverse messages. The Gospel According to Fred Phelps Phelps is the pastor of the tiny Westboro Baptist Church … Continue reading The Gospel Between Fred Phelps and Joel Osteen