I asked - and it was not given
Ray Almeida was not cured of cancer.
Ray Almeida died of cancer.
Ray was a very big deal in my life. He was my friend. He was a father figure. He was my guide, and my mentor, and a heroic person in my life. I looked up to...
We all have them
I could say “hot buttons” - and that would be OK. But today I am really talking about heart buttons. Hot buttons on our heart. (Imagine this New England boy saying that five times fast!)
Heart buttons. Push one and our heart goes into convulsions.
I believe in the God of the Bible
Not only do I believe in God, but let me go a step further. I believe in the God of the Bible.
I believe in the God of the book of Genesis, the One who created the heavens and the earth.
I believe in God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
And I believe that the Lord Jesus...
What it means to be a Christian
Here’s what it means to be a Christian:
It means that you have believed in the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior. You believe that Christ died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and was raised from the dead on the third day, just like the Hebrew Scriptures said He would.
It means you have passed from death to...
From time to time, a well-meaning Christian will say something like this to me:
“I want to give my tithe. How do I do that?”
Now the wise guy in me is sorely tempted - just one time! - to give this reply:
“Here’s what you need to do. Call 1-800-829-1040 and let them know...
The real battle of addiction
Many of us in the body of Christ struggle with addictions of various kinds.
At this time, here at Lighthouse Bible Church, we are concentrating on what Colossians 3 has to say to us.
In this section of the New Testament, the Lord is telling us to set our minds on the things above, not on the things of this earth.
The short answer
Because once the Holy Spirit got into the act of baptism, He put all the water fellas out of a job.
But don’t worry; I’ll explain.
The explanation does not rely on Church history or what other churches and denominations are doing … but is based only on what the Bible has to say.
Two kinds of New...
The crisis in our souls
We have been wrestling with topics in practical Christianity for a few months now.
And that means that we have been getting into the nitty gritty of some raw, sensitive parts of life
Like violence. Sex. The fool. Fatherlessness. Marriage. Parenting. Divorce.
And when we do that it is really easy to get...