Tag: John

FI-JesusNeverSaid

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…

FI-GraceFace

I remember my first steps in Christ. I stumbled quite often and repeatedly put my foot in my mouth. I had come from a very angry mindset filled with fury, cursing, and a dislike for life itself. Prior to walking in Christ, I would go to church because my girlfriend (now my wife, Joy) was going to church. I had no interest in God, but I had an interest in Joy and wanted to know more about what she believed…

TheWay

“I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” -John 14:6 Jesus tells us that we cannot seek the Father without going through Him. He is our ladder, our bridge, our advocate. Some may try to get to the Father through other people on this Earth, whether it is through your parents, your pastor, your priest, or through the life of someone else. But Jesus says it is not possible. He…

Denial

How do you think it would make you feel if you knew that someone who is your friend was going to betray you? How would you handle the situation? Maybe you would try to catch them in the act. Or maybe you would tell someone else what was going to happen so that you could rally others to your side. Our human nature can be so bipolar in a situation like that. At one moment you are thinking good thoughts…

No-Know

Recent events in the US has many people on the edge of their seats. I have never seen emotions so high as they have been this year. Particularly, racism and the recent ruling by the US Supreme Court on same sex marriages. I know the media feeds a lot of this emotional stuff to us because it creates advertising revenue by more visits to their articles. Meanwhile, the TPP has been going on under the radar and yes you should be…

Would a loving God burn people forever? This is a question that must be answered. The idea of a God that burns people forever has turned away millions from Him and creates a misrepresentation of His character. God is a God of Love and when something doesn’t fit that character attribute, we must look deeper into our own interpretations and reconcile them. Check out the video above for some insight into this subject. Also, I have provided some Bible text…

drought

Several years ago the Southeast portion of the United States was in a drought situation. Lakes had deteriorated and rivers were very low. For at least two years the southeast was in a shortfall of rain. I remember taking our youth up to Lake Jocassee and walking down the lakeside where the water was supposed to be. The lake had dropped in depth about 15 feet so there was about 20 yards of extra embankment beside the lake. It wasn’t…

conductor

Have you ever been in a room where someone decided to scrape their fingernails on a chalkboard? I know… those of you who hate it cringed just thinking about it. I just want to put my hands over my ears and scream to blot out the sound. There’s something about that sound that just strikes the very core of my mind and I can’t think about anything else. I was thinking back at a moment when I went out for…