Tag: Matthew

I want to walk through a thought process here and don’t want you to jump to any conclusions by the first few paragraphs of this post. The end result of this post will probably surprise you so stay with it. I’ve tried to keep an open mind with this subject and will provide my input as a US citizen and then as a Christian. Gun violence is all over the news. Murder rates are rising in many US cities. The right…

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…

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…

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“Ponder the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established. Do not turn to the right or the left; remove your foot from evil.” Proverbs 4:26-27 I know this is not popular in most Christian circles, but it is best for the Christian to guard their eyes and ears from things that are unholy when seeking entertainment. Murder, deception, lying, drunkenness, rape, adultery, fornication, casual sexual relationships, etc. are sins being depicted for entertainment and glorified on the screen. PEOPLE…

“When you point your finger cos your plan fell through / You got three more fingers pointing back at you.” -Solid Rock, by Dire Straights Our expectation of how others should live does not always coincide with how we should be living. Many Christians, because of the failure of their own life influence and example, point out things that other people should be doing and go so far as to implement laws that will enforce their beliefs. As a Christian, you have…

This is a sermon I preached at my local church for youth Sabbath this past weekend. God moves when we step out in faith. When we let go of our time, our talents, and our treasures. God moves when we, the church, go all in. Don’t settle for good. Be great for God.

The recent 2014 World Cup was a huge success internationally and was overwhelmingly popular in the US, even though it is not as popular of a sport here as some other big league sports. One particular aspect of the World Cup games became a frequent conversation at work and amongst friends and created jokes all over the world. Although it has been rather normal for players to do this occasionally, flopping appeared to be even more highlighted since the World Cup was…

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…