The convicting ministry of the Spirit
We don’t want to talk about it.
I don’t like to talk about it.
More to the point, I don’t like to even think about it.
But we have to talk about it.
“It” is judgment. The Lake of Fire. The wrath of God.
In John 16:8-11, Jesus tells us...
A Revolutionary idea
We are coming up on the 4th of July holiday in America, which celebrates the time when our Founding Fathers started a revolution.
It was about liberty, it was about taxes, it was about a lot of things.
How to make your daily life meaningful
We have been listening to what the Lord has to say to us in Colossians 3. This chapter of the Bible teaches us the basic three-step of daily Christianity.
We put away the things of the old man.
We have our minds renewed with the word of God.
We put on the attitudes and behaviors of the New...
So we have been dealing with a group of difficult subjects over the past few weeks in these blogs.
So I decided it was a good time for a blog that will comfort and uplift us. Me included.
So this is simply some gentle writing about the love of God. No pictures this week –just soothing words from the Bible.
Which is OK to do from time to...
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...