Making God into Our Image?

Perhaps, the reason for so much division in the Church is we are trying to make God into our own image. Think about this next statement carefully and let it sink in: if everyone in the Body of Christ was in complete agreement with God, there would be no division whatsoever! There is one true…

The Weapon of Affirmation

Affirmation is powerful.  It’s something that helps shape destiny, good or bad.  Without it, people don’t fare so well in life.  When they come to receive the affirmation of God our Father through Jesus Christ, their life changes for the better.  Without it, they’re limited in their capacity to live life to the fullest extent…

Independence

Being independent is not a biblical way of life.  While it is true that we think and do things independent from others, our lifestyles are not designed for self-reliance.  No one’s purpose can fully be realized by playing the Lone Ranger.  We need each other; otherwise, God would have made us hermits.  The reason some…

What About Those Who Never Heard?

Jesus said, “I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father but through Me” (John 14:6).  That means there is no other way by which one may be saved.  It is only through Jesus Christ.  He, Himself said it!  Often the question is asked, “What about those who…

The Good Old Days?

Ecclesiastes 7:10 Do not say, “Why is it that the former days were better than these?”  For it is not from wisdom that you ask about this. Some often talk about “the good old days” with great fondness.  To some, those days are better than the present.  Is it wisdom to long to go back…

Attacks on Integrity

But the righteous are bold as a lion (Proverbs 28:1).  Why do some feel timid, even though they are righteous in Jesus Christ?  There are a number of reasons, but we’re going to address one, and it has to do with integrity.  Jesus is the Truth and apart from truth there is no righteousness.  It…

Agreement with the Cross

The Cross of Jesus Christ is central in the lives of His disciples, but it can lose its significance when it becomes merely a symbol.  At the same time, it is important to guard our hearts, so we worship Him Who was crucified, and not the Cross itself.  Having said that, the Cross can serve…

But, I Don’t Feel Free

2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. Do you feel stuck and cannot move forward, and even though the Word of God declares Jesus set you free, you don’t feel free?  What’s going on?  In some cases, it’s a matter of belief. …

Listen Well!

Proverbs 18:13 He who gives an answer before he hears, it is folly and shame to him.  The Bible has much to say about listening.  There has to be intentionality behind it; otherwise, so much is missed, gets misunderstood and conflict often ensues. Something to consider in relation to listening is this: how well you…

Where are the Miracles?

There is much talk of signs, wonders and miracles in some circles.  Many desire to see healing, but see little.  At the same time, there are places where these abound.  What makes the difference?  Here are a couple of explanations, but of course, there are more reasons.  Let’s start with a couple of questions: what…