God is relational. This sentence can be a huge paradigm shift for many people but this reality of God can draw up some wrong viewpoints. Things can go wrong when we wrongly interpret how God relates to us. Many of us believe that this is how God most often relates to us: A God who is disappointed in all of our shortcomings, a God who will quickly launch literal or metaphorical lightening bolts at...
Lately I have been losing what I consider valuable to me. What’s valuable to me? My cell phone, wallet, and keys. When I lose them, its like I called the search and rescue teams to come with me. I don’t give up until I find it, I keep looking as if it were my last day on this earth, I won’t rest until its recovered. Do you feel me on this one? Maybe it’s not those three things, maybe it’s your remote, or even worse maybe...
As a kid I loved archeology. Why? Because there was something about digging through dirt in hopes of finding treasure that brought me joy. Every time I would venture out into a field I would think, “What if I found some kind of treasure?” What if? “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.” - Jesus (Matthew...
We live in a culture filled with debt. Credit card debt School debt House debt Car debt Debt, debt, debt… What if you (or maybe you do), had such an incredible amount of debt that you KNEW that you could never pay it off… What would you do? 23 ”Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. 24 As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to...
Imagine you’re standing on the beach. But instead of looking at the ocean you’re looking back at the land. You see two people bickering. Ones standing on the street and the other is on the beach. Both are placing bets on which location is better to build. Mine is! No, mine is! The fight continues, you begin to think to yourself, “well… which one is better?” What do you think? 24 ”Therefore everyone who hears these words...
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That’s a phrase that I hear people say often.
It doesn’t make me angry because they have a point. We do suck sometimes, we are jerks, we can be hypocrites, and we can do stupid stuff.
Now I’m grateful that “the church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.”
But there’s something deeper going on when people say, “Christians suck.”Learn More
There’s been quite the hype about Chick-fil-A the past few days. Social media and the media in general has gone hog wild with this situation.
I thought about writing about the current situation but came across another blog that fit my views quite nicely.
Below is Perry Noble’s blog on this topic (you can either click on link here or read it below)Learn More
What if you woke up in the middle of the night in need of something?
What if you knew your neighbor had what you needed, but your neighbor was a bit rude and in fact you didn’t want to bother them?
But, you really needed what they had.
So you woke up, walked downstairs, opened up your door, walked over to their house and knocked…
31 He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. 32 Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.” – Jesus
The kingdom is like a mustard seed.
Parables are always so fascinating to me.
What if I were to tell you that although this parable is quite small that the content has huge implications to your life… would you believe me?Learn More
“Money is the world’s curse.” said Perchik
“May the Lord smite me with it. And may I never recover.” responded Tevye
A classic line from the musical, “Fiddler on the Roof.”
We are all after it, in need of it, and many of us love it.
Most of the Western Culture can resonate with Billionaire Kevin O’Leary when he says,
“I’m a very simple man… All I wanna do is make money”
Just a simple man, in the search for money
Here I am, sitting this afternoon, wondering, a young man, newly married, and thinking
“What am I worried about?”
So I ventured into the Bible, looking, searching, hoping that God can put me at ease and instead I got a reality check.Learn More
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Today we celebrate a simple man who had a dream.
What separates him from the rest of us who dream?Learn More