Pray without Ceasing

In I Thessalonians 5:17, Paul tells the reader to “pray without ceasing.” Over the years Christians have wondered what exactly he means by this. Does he mean we are to all take on a Monk like existence and pray unending,…

Why should I Passover?

Passover is quickly approaching in the Jewish/Christian world. This is the time that the Israelites celebrate their escape from Egypt at the time when Moses confronted Pharaoh. Pharaoh was being stubborn about letting the Hebrews go. When he didn’t let…

Glory Chaser?

John 12:42-43 tells of a tragic story in the life of the Pharisees in relation to Jesus. This story takes place at about the 2/3 point in Jesus’ ministry. He had done a lot of work in front of the…

Put In Your Place

The occasion of Mark 12:34 is one in which Jesus is being quizzed by some of the religious leaders. One of the leaders stands up and asked Jesus what the greatest commandment was. Jesus answered with the Shema which is…

Traditions Die Hard

I was reading through the Bible the other day and noticed a passage of scripture in II Kings 18:4. In the story, Hezekiah assumes the throne of Judah. There had been a series of bad kings leading up to Hezekiah….

Where is your Passion?

I am now living in Atlanta, Georgia. The Atlanta Falcons played yesterday and everyone who is a Falcon fan would say “Rise Up.” This mini-slogan has become a rallying cry for all Falcons fans. This phrase got me to thinking…

In 2013, Anticipate Trust

2012 was a big year for my family and I. We made a big change in ministry and moved to an entirely new town and state. God moved us from DeLand, Florida where I had been a youth pastor for…

The Creator of Forgiveness

I have often reflected on the creation of God. Whenever I think about the awe inspiring, earthly creation that I have seen, I am amazed by God. I truly desire to worship him and serve him whenever I realize his…

Worldview Matters 3

As we take this idea of worldview to its third week, I want to focus on the worldview specifically of Christians. Not all Christians view the world through a biblical perspective. Many Christians view the world as being very “me-centric.”…

Worldview Matters 2

I want to continue the discussion I started last week about worldview. In review, there is an abundance of reasons that individuals arrive at a conclusion on a given issue. The root of those decisions often come back to one’s…