October 10, 2017

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Think, Christian….Think!!

One thing I am constantly teaching my children and encouraging others to do is to think for themselves.  Really think.  To put aside what they have been told by their friends and culture and to logically think through issues on their own.  For example, when speaking of racial issues and distinctions, I have more than once told my kids to shut out all the societal voices and just use their eyes.  When they look at the skin of a “black” man, I ask, what color do they see?  The answer, of course, is brown.  I then tell them to look at their own skin and and that of those around them and observe the color.  Again, the answer again comes back as brown.  So are people different colors?  No.  We are all various shades of brown.  I teach this method of observation because I truly believe that if we are to ever understand what’s going on around us we must begin in reality and then consider what is said and done from there.  My kids get it.  Now when I tell them to slow down and think, they pause to compare what they were told with what their eyes are seeing, and I’m proud to say that more often than not they start to understand the reality of a situation.

I would like to encourage you now as well.  Spend a little time thinking for yourself.  If you are in a church that promotes “word of faith” teachings, the teachings that tell us our words have power to create or change both the physical reality around, please open your mind to some critical thought.  Below is a good video that might give you some food for that thought.  Watch it, think of what you know happened in regards to recent storms, and compare what they teach with reality.  Take a look:

If what you just saw makes you uncomfortable, but you are wondering how God’s trustworthy word fits into this, please let me point you to a great resource.  Jim Osman has put out a book that clarifies a lot of those uncomfortable “something doesn’t feel right here” thoughts that might be swirling in your head.  “Truth or Territory” is short and inexpensive book that, quite frankly, is one of the best books out there on the subject of spritual warfare and the power/authority of the believer.  It’s time we start thinking for ourselves, and if we put in some good, solid brain-food, I hope we can all start doing it better!

Click HERE to Truth or Territory at Amazon.

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August 23, 2017

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Is It Time for You to Attack the British?

Some might find this post a little odd, irrelevant and disturbing (in that order), but I beg of you to stick with me until the end.  I hope when you finish you aren’t disturbed as much as challenged.  What I don’t want is for you to write-off what it says simply because it may go against practices you have been taught your entire Christian life.  Those practices, as much as we hate to use the term, are simply religious traditions if they aren’t found in the Word of God.  If they are found there, then it isn’t a tradition we practice but obedience.  So, what religious practice is on the table for discussion?  I’m glad you asked….

On the night of December 25th, 1776 George Washington crossed the icy Delaware River and unexpectedly attacked British forces located on the other side.  As George Washington was one of the founding fathers of the United States of America, my message to all American readers is that they too must attack the British if they are to follow in the footsteps of those who went before us and prove themselves good American citizens!  The history books are accurate, they are clear, and they exist so that we might learn from them and guide our way forward by reviewing what happened in the past.  So how can we say we are being good Americans living in-line with our heritage if we don’t find a river with some British on the other side we can target?  We can’t, at least, not if we use our history books as our literal guide in moving forward.

Are you with me?  Before we run off and find a Brit to attack, maybe we should […]

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April 6, 2017

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New Sermon – I AM

What’s in a name?  If your name is “I AM”, a lot!  God’s name holds profound meaning!  Unlike American names, His name is representative of who He is and what He is like.  We in the West don’t think like that as the meanings behind our names have mostly faded into obscurity, but we should not (and must not) allow the meaning of our Lord’s name to do the same thing!  Do you have a relationship with the God of the Bible? Well, the first step in any good relationship is getting to know their name.  Start now by clicking HERE to listen or download this MP3 audio file.

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March 29, 2017

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Movie Time!

Good movie!  Check it out….

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February 3, 2017

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Book Release – Finally!

Those of you who have been stopping by here for a few years know that one of the things I’m most passionate about is that modern-day believers learn how to properly read (and understand) the Bible.  Because of this, I’ve been known to preach sermons and teach classes on the subject as well as writing […]

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December 9, 2016

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New Sermon – Approaching Advent (or Christmas)

How should we be approaching this Christmas or Advent season?  Should we try to find a new, fun and trendy way to take it all in or is there maybe an old-fashioned biblical way to celebrate the birth of the great Rescuer?  This sermon discusses how our forefathers in the faith looked toward their redeemer […]

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April 20, 2016

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Deeper In

If Bob is convinced that he has no need for a widget, the widget salesman is in for a really, really hard time when trying to sell Bob that widget.  But what if Bob really does need a widget, and needs one badly?  What if the widget will help Bob immensely for the rest of […]

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February 15, 2016

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Why Believe What you Believe?

Short and thoughtful video explaining the importance of knowing why you have certain beliefs as well as what those beliefs mean.  Check it out!

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February 13, 2016

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1,142 New Ways to Go to Heaven

I’m a little short on time today and so can only offer you a brief post.  Another reason for the brevity is that sometimes you just look at something in dismay and say “Wow, I’m speechless”.  If you haven’t heard, this week Pope Francis appointed what are being called “super-confessors”.  These men are priests who […]

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February 11, 2016

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Religion vs. Jesus?

This video isn’t my preferred style (I’m not hip enough) and it doesn’t come from exactly my point of view (I’m Reformed Baptist not Lutheran) but I still think it good enough to share.  Hope you enjoy!

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February 6, 2016

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Professor Pencil Reveals All

Well, maybe Professor Pencil doesn’t reveal all, but he reveals a lot!  Professor Pencil is the teacher I hold in my hand who, if I will take just a few minutes to listen to him, can teach me many things.  You see, if we take a few minutes to look at a text and mark […]

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