Faith

Mud and Miracles

God’s purposes for us often go much deeper than what we may see for the moment. Suffering can be used as a God-given opportunity to demonstrate the glory of God in our lives. In the case of the blind man, God’s purpose was for his work to be “displayed” in this man’s life (read John […]

Learning From Legion

One of the most interesting stories in the gospel of Mark is that of the man with many deamons. In Mark 5:1-20, As Jesus gets out of the boat, he is met by a crazy, naked man who lives among the tombs and has incredible strength. The crazy man also cuts himself and cries out in […]

Not of This World

How would life be different if you had only one year left on earth? How would you decide what is important and what could wait? What would you do? How would you spend your time knowing it is going to be a very short stay here? While on earth, Christ lived very intentionally for one reason. […]

Observations About Communion

Based upon my previous post I wanted to briefly share some observations about the Lord’s Supper. 1.     Reverence is less about silence and more about focus. While we often hear about “reverence” and taking communion in a “worthy manner,” we often miss what this actually means. First, the context of taking communion in a […]

What Is The Lord’s Supper?

One of the most important aspects of the Christian Faith is found in the Lord’s Supper (Communion). Regardless of what ones Christian tribe calls this meal, it is an important benchmark to the Christian faith. If there is anything strange to non-Christians, this would likely be what they would point to. Even many Christians struggle […]

Avoiding Immaturity

The book of Galatians is filled with a struggle in the Galatia church to revert back to the legalistic following of the law. The Christians were being tempted to throw away all that Christ had done in order to return to the shackles they had been freed from. They were trading freedom in Christ for […]

Avoiding Pride

There is a story told of two ducks and a frog who played together and were close friends. As the cold of winter drew near, the ducks realized they would soon have to leave. Not wanting to leave their friend behind, the three decided the ducks would put a stick in each of their bills and […]

Steps to Avoiding Anger

Previously we discussed the dangers of sinning in your anger. One of the struggles we have as Christians is keeping our anger in check. Following are a few points I have picked up along the way that can help you avoid the mistake of sinning in anger. 1.     Confess your anger (Matthew 5:23-24) […]

Avoiding Impatience

In James 5:7-11 and 1 Peter 2:19-23 we read of the importance of having patience as a Christian. Each of us have trials requiring patience that can put even the most patient human to the test. The key to avoiding the mistake of impatience, however, is to have a plan to deal with it in […]

Reasons to Avoid Anger

Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man. –Proverbs 22:24, ESV Anger is a growing concern in the United States. I live in the Houston, Texas area and road rage is a daily encounter on our highways. Each day I encounter people with poor judgement on the interstate […]