The Mind of Christ

In all of us there is a deep desire to be understood. To be misunderstood is unpleasant for each of us. To be misunderstood continuously is a traumatic experience that can easily produce an enormous personal crisis. For example, for a child to feel totally misunderstood by his or her parents can create a crisis … Continue reading “The Mind of Christ”

Thy Will Be Done on Earth

The statement, “Thy will be done,” is a familiar, acceptable, good statement. That statement to most of us is comfortable and non-threatening. It has a ring of loyalty and devotion about it that should be a part of every Christian’s prayer and hope. Most of us would agree that things are better when God’s will … Continue reading “Thy Will Be Done on Earth”

The Case Of The Insensitive Pagan

Without sensitivity toward others, a human being ceases to be human. In any advanced civilization, the most cherished social qualities are human traits that encourage sensitivity toward other humans. The fundamental code words for such sensitivity include compassion, caring, kindness, neighborliness, mercy, and understanding. Any person would live in an earthly hell if he or … Continue reading “The Case Of The Insensitive Pagan”

Life’s Two Bank Accounts

Matthew 6:19-34 Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will … Continue reading “Life’s Two Bank Accounts”

Jesus, The Way To God

John 14:1-10 “Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come … Continue reading “Jesus, The Way To God”

Excuse me God can we Talk

Christians are constantly challenged to remember that God is not human. God is not the perfect human, or the perfectly developed human, or the human with all supernatural powers. You might say, “I never think God is human.” Do you believe that God thinks like you think? Do you believe in spiritual matters that you … Continue reading “Excuse me God can we Talk”

Difficulty Requires the Prayer of Persistent Patience

I want to focus our thinking today by using a familiar scripture in Luke 18:1-8. I encourage you to read with me. Now He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart, saying, “In a certain city there was a judge who did … Continue reading “Difficulty Requires the Prayer of Persistent Patience”

The Faith Journey

This evening I want to emphasize that living by faith in God is a journey, not a destination. Faith is a walk with God, not a place that we arrive. Someone sees that we have faith in God by how we act on an everyday basis. They do not see that we have faith because … Continue reading “The Faith Journey”

The Exodus and the Cross

Every life, without exception, lives through dark hours. No one escapes days when all circumstances say the worst is inevitable. We all experience times when we are overwhelmed with setbacks, losing struggles, and painful realities which dominate our todays and threaten our tomorrows. Sometimes the threats are physical and put physical existence in jeopardy. Sometimes … Continue reading “The Exodus and the Cross”

Resisting Jesus

The American society has many great qualities that produce incredible opportunities. Among them are our high degree of individual freedom; our number of personal rights; our economic opportunities; our standard of living; and our educational opportunities. Though troubled, we are still a nation of freedom and opportunity The irony: with all this, we still produce … Continue reading “Resisting Jesus”