All Christians believe God is Sovereign but that means different things to
- The Sovereignty of God
Some Christians read the Bible often. Some others seldom or almost never
read the Bible. I have just been wondering why not.
- Reading the Bible
The end of the book of Matthew has what many call the Great Commission.
What really is the Great Commission and what is involved in carrying it
- What is the Great Commission
We see God act in the Old Testament. But how does God act in the world
today under grace? Exactly what is the nature of God? Will he beat us up
to get our attention?
- The Nature of God
Jesus gave the job to his followers to make disciples. I think most of us
have an idea of what a disciple of Jesus would look like. Do you believe
the modern American church is doing a good job of making disciples, or are
we just making members?
- Disciples or Church Members
We hear much about how much Jesus loves us. Sometimes the preaching and
teaching we hear does not convey that love. The scriptures says we love
him because he first loved us. If the church wants people to
fall in love with Jesus, then we have to tell and show them that Jesus
does love them.
- Preaching the Love of Jesus
Sometimes most of us wonder about our faith. We wonder if it is enough. We
wonder if our faith is strong enough and if our righteousness is good
enough. It is what we put our faith in that matters most. And what do we
think the source of our righteousness is matters most of all. After
pondering all about this, I realized, sometimes we put our faith in the
- What is My Faith in and Does it Matter
I visited a local church one Wednesday evening. That local pastor was
making very negative statements about other preachers. I don't know why he put down some other preachers.
I just know I was very uncomfortable
while he did it. I was really wondering if he was speaking the heart of
Jesus that night. Here are just some thoughts I had about
- When Christ is Proclaimed I Rejoice
|Have you ever considered some
of the things which Jesus taught as he went about his ministry here on
earth? He said some revolutionary things. He told the religious leaders of
his day that their actions were important, but it was the heart that
mattered. Does everything Jesus said apply to believers today. He taught to those under the law and we are
under grace. Just something to think on.
- Does All That Jesus Taught Apply to Me
|Have you ever thought about
why believers need to confess our sins? Have you searched the New
Testament to see
exactly what it says about that? I know we hear it regularly in many of
our churches and it makes sense. It seems logical, but grace is not
logical. Grace is a mystery. No dogmatic
statement, just something
for you to think on.
- Do We Need to Keep our Sins Confessed
|Last week I had some Rambling and Random thoughts about prayer in the
lives of church members today. I certainly don't have any real answers,
but just thought about what I know about the subject, or at least
what I think I know. Everyone knows prayer is the most vital part of our
relationship with God. So I am wondering why we are not better at prayer.
Here are some thoughts I had on the subject of prayer in the lives of some
- Prayer in Churches in America
|Here are Rambling and Random thoughts about the Parable Jesus told about a sower
that sowed seed that fell on different types of soil. I thought, what if
the different types of soil represented different types of churches today.
Just as the type of soil determined what happened to the seed and then the
plant after it
landed on the ground, the type of church can largely determine what happens
to a person after they are saved.
The Parable of the Sower