Thanks to social media and the internet we are able to peer into the lives of our fellow citizens like never before. We now see each others successes and failures, strengths and weaknesses, pleasures and sadness. Nothing […]
In today’s Cancel Culture environment, individuals and organizations intentionally seek out others with whom they disagree. Trolls continuously search the web, television and radio for their next prey. Once they find a target, they declare […]
“Love God, Love People More” is a new phrase popping up on T-shirts and bumper stickers everywhere. Emphasis is added on the word MORE as folks proudly boast this meaningful life lesson. Actually, their […]
Heavenly Father, thank you that we can go to the polls and vote for our political leaders. Thank You for any God-fearing candidates who are on the ballots. Give them wisdom and boldness to represent […]
1 Peter 2:2-3 “Like newborn babies, thirst for the pure milk of the word so that by it you may grow in your salvation. Surely you have tasted that the Lord is good!” Scripture encourages […]
Stephen Paddock recently shocked the world when he gunned down defenseless attenders of a country music festival in Las Vegas. He killed 58 people and injured another 546. Pictures of Paddock have dominated the local and cable news stations for weeks. He joins the ranks of Omar Saddiqui Mateen, Seung-Hui Cho, Adam Lanza and several other horrendous mass shooters in US history. These hideous crimes pale in comparison to Mao Tse-Tung, Josef Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Saddam Hussein, Kim II Sung and other brutal dictators who killed millions during their short time on earth.
These wicked men seek glory and fame, even if their only means to success is through evil deeds and shedding innocent blood. They fail to realize that
For the past few years, there have been numerous shows and movies about Zombies. The most prominent is AMC’s, The Walking Dead, which is going on its 8th season. When people die, they turn into a zombie-like, dead man walking, also known as a “Walker” and immediately start seeking to devour the “Living” people. Like the Zombie curse, sin entered this world through Adam. As a result, all humanity is born under the curse of sin. The Bible warns, “Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” (1 Peter 5:8).
This world is filled with people who are under the influence and control of Satan. They are walking dead, zombie-like people who are going
The Apostle Paul described life as a race and declared that he had finished his race with joy. How can we, like Paul, finish our race – our life with joy?
- Run your race with your eye on the prize – don’t compare your ministry to others. As humans, our eyes can only focus in one direction. We can either focus straight ahead, up or down, left or right. If we are running a race, our focus should be straight ahead, toward the finish line. Runners who look elsewhere will slow down, stumble or get out of their lane (and disqualified). Likewise, Christians should focus on their own ministry. Don’t waste time
Open my eyes Lord, help me to see. Blinded from birth, sin’s curse hides me
My lids shut tightly, no glimpse of light
Open my eyes Lord, if ever so slight
Open my ears Lord,
In the news and other media outlets, we are fed a daily dose of victorious boasts by radical Islamists and other unbelievers against Christians. Moreover, current and future “victories” in the political arena by anti-Bible activists on social issues against religious liberties are loudly trumpeted.
These bullying tactics remind me of a premature boasting by an enemy of God’s people in the Old Testament. In 1 Kings 20 we learn of Ahab, King of Israel, being challenged…