He Called Me a What?

Jesus calls on us to be peacemakers. Now that is a tall order. Fortunate (aka Blessed) are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” ~Jesus Source: Matthew 5:9 (NASB) The sequence of thought from purity of heart in the previous prescription for happiness (aka beatitude), to peacemaking seems very natural. One ofContinue reading “He Called Me a What?”

What Are You Looking for?

I am not feeling great. I am exhausted. Everything is too much effort. Nothing is going right for me at the moment. I can’t bring myself to come to church this week. I can’t lose weight. I can’t beat my depression. God seems distant. I can’t forgive my friend. I can’t forgive myself. I amContinue reading “What Are You Looking for?”

Convictions Is Not Compromise

So, Christian single, you want to be married. Maybe you’re inching toward 30 (or even 40) and you just don’t seem to have any viable marriage prospects. Will it be impossible to find what you’re looking for in a spouse? Should you just “settle” for the next eligible person who comes along? Scott Croft providesContinue reading “Convictions Is Not Compromise”

There Is a Sin I Cannot Be Forgiven of?

Why this is important: Jesus is in the forgiveness business. That is the truth. When Jesus says it we can bank on it. We are forgiven. Jesus challenges to understand the depth of God’s love. Jesus promises us that nothing, not a thing, can be done or said that won’t be forgiven. God’s goal forContinue reading “There Is a Sin I Cannot Be Forgiven of?”