9 Things that won’t get you to Heaven

Christianity is confusing sometimes. The message is often convoluted or contradictory. One church says this. Another says that. It causes a lack of assurance in God and His word. It creates inner conflict about what is right. I remember listening to a popular evangelist who invited people to come to Jesus just as you are.Continue reading “9 Things that won’t get you to Heaven”

The Greatest Sacrifice of All

Throughout the year we remember those who have served and are serving our country—men and women who have sacrificed for the sake of future generations to keep our freedoms. How thankful we are for their service! How blessed we are to live in a country that had forefathers with the foresight to write the Declaration ofContinue reading “The Greatest Sacrifice of All”

Are You Dressed for Success?

In my years in the church there have been numerous times that you could cut the tension with a knife.  And honestly most of the times the situations have not been about major doctrinal disagreements. Biblical truth is non-negotiable. But in most cases, it is a disagreement between groups or individuals who seek their ownContinue reading “Are You Dressed for Success?”

Words have Meaning and Context Matters

How would you respond if you were outside working and saw a man dressed in camouflage with a gun slung over his shoulder, heading in your direction? Today you likely would immediately head inside and call 911. Several years ago my good friend got lost turkey hunting in a large public hunting land in centralContinue reading “Words have Meaning and Context Matters”

Are You Eating a Lot of Fast Food?

As we all know we live in a fast paced society.  Everything must be done fast which probably is the reason so many of us lack patience.  It seems that we are in a big hurry to get nowhere. And one of the fastest segments of our society is food.  Fast food wasn’t fast enoughContinue reading “Are You Eating a Lot of Fast Food?”

Memorial Day 2010

Early on Memorial Day 2010 I got one of those calls that we don’t want to get.  I was at work. My wife’s voice on the other end said, “I think your dad died.”  Well as the process of events unraveled over the next couple days you begin to hear the many stories of howContinue reading “Memorial Day 2010”

The Greatest Cold Case of All

I believe it was C.S. Lewis that suggested the following three possiblilities about Jesus: “He either was Lord, a liar, or a lunatic”.  Jesus claimed to be the Lord God. He said, “He who has seen Me has seen the Father”. (John 14:9).  He claimed to be “I AM’, a reference to God in ExodusContinue reading “The Greatest Cold Case of All”

The Release of a Murderer

Barabbas sat in prison. He was notorious for rebellion and murder in the city of Jerusalem (Luke 23:25). He waited for the day of his crucifixion for his crimes. His sentence was just. The day had come. He would be nailed to a cross in the middle of two other crosses; prepared for two otherContinue reading “The Release of a Murderer”

Pray

Many of the people I know are praying. One person’s prayer can have great impact. But it must be done in faith. “And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up” (James 5:15). This does not mean that everyone will get healed. For all prayer is answered accordingContinue reading “Pray”

Free Download – Assurance of Heaven Study Guide

Assurance of Heaven Study Guide is now available as a companion guide to the book, Assurance of Heaven. It can be downloaded for free at: https://assuranceofheaven.com/free-study-guide/. Copies can be made and distributed to individuals for group studies. The study guide is good for personal study, for a Sunday school class, or for a home groupContinue reading “Free Download – Assurance of Heaven Study Guide”