The Racial Divide Doesn’t Belong in the Church

Galatians 3v28

Racism is prevalent in the society we live in today… Actually, it has been around for quite some time, dating back to the biblical days. We find it in our schools, we see it on our jobs, we see it by way of our neighbors’ reactions, and for some, it is heard in the home, or some familial environment. These things don’t, or shouldn’t, come as a surprise to us from those of the outer world, those who aren’t believers in Christ. But it is a surprise, and very disheartening, to see such hatred expressed by those who profess to be of the church of Christ. Continue reading

Your Gift to the Body

Giftings 2

Recently, I was listening to a newly released (or what I believe to be a newly released) Gospel song on the radio, and one of the background singer’s voices took center stage for me in the song.  All of the singers could sing really well, but that one lady’s voice truly made a difference in the song… it stood out.  The song, being one of truth about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and one that I can relate to wholeheartedly, would have been a great one without this particular singer’s voice, but, it wouldn’t have sounded quite the same.  Her gift to that song was essential, just as your gift to the Body is as well. Continue reading

What Harmony Has Christ With Belial?

Harmony

There are many discussions that I hear amongst those of the Christian community, regarding biblical doctrine, that sadden me, as they are pretty far off base.  But, there’s one that I encountered recently that really crushed my spirit: it’s the notion that Christians— followers of Christ—can be inhabited/indwelt/possessed by demons. Continue reading

Is It for God’s Glory, or Your Own?

Matthew 6-1

In verse 1 of Matthew 6, we read, “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in Heaven.”  If we read on, we find that God goes on to tell us about sounding the alarm when giving to the needy, about praying just to be seen of and admired by men, and about intentionally fasting in a way that is noticeable to others. Continue reading

If You Don’t Like My Son, You Don’t Like Me

One way

My motto, ever since becoming a parent, has always been, “If you don’t like my son, you don’t like me.”  I never quite understood how a person could claim they love the parent, but have absolutely no love for the child; however, that happens, but it doesn’t fly with me.  Continue reading