Tag: Hebrews

“And by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she considered him faithful who had made the promise.” -Hebrews 11:11 Say what? This same Sarah that decided upon herself that since she was barren, her husband should sleep with her servant and have a child with her? That this child would be the one that the Lord promised? Two points here to see: Sometimes it is hard to trust in the Lord completely…

Where was that great faith of Abraham (Abram) when he feared that Pharaoh, king of Egypt, would kill him for his wife, Sarai, so he lied to him and told Pharaoh that she was his sister? He even gained flocks, herds, and servants as a result. Wasn’t he following God’s leading? Why doesn’t the book of Hebrews name his failings, but instead lists how great his faith was? When we are following God, sometimes we get off-track for a bit…

“By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.” –Hebrews 11:7 Noah was not a perfect man. However, he was a man that moved when he heard what God wanted him to do and acted according to faith and trust. He was ridiculed by neighbors and mocked by everyone around. Noah could have…

I love a good pizza. When the pizza is very good, I don’t leave the crust edges on the plate. To me, it is such a waste to not eat the crust of a very good pizza. However, I have had pizza that the crust edge was not worthy of being eaten. If that ever happens to me, I probably will not eat that pizza again. Picking apart food and only consuming bits of it is not a good way to eat. It either…

I became a Pittsburg Steelers fan during one of their Super Bowl appearances years ago. I was a little boy and my family was in the basement by the wood burning stove cooking on it and staying warm because we had lost electricity. My dad had a battery-powered radio and we were listening to the game. I remember that day long ago and the images of that moment still reside in my mind very clearly. That was the beginning of a…

To say that I am a busy man at church as a layman would be an understatement. I have a passion for doing things right and giving 100%. If someone needed my help with something and I agreed to help, I am all in. That’s how I view my Christianity. When I decided to follow Jesus I knew that I would give Him my all. I asked my wife (then girlfriend) as I started to change internally from spending time with God:…