God is speaking, are you listening?

Preach the Word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. (2 Timothy 4:2) As I sat in the detainment unit, I was having a wrestling match within. Here I was again. Same airport. Same country. And yet it seemed like everything was against me getting... Continue Reading →

The Idolatry of Relationships

There is an idolatry among Christians today that is very subtle. It doesn't appear to be idolatry because it is cloaked in the language of love and friendship. It is the idolatry of relationships. The focus on relationships has replaced the centrality of Christ among his people. It began very innocently telling people they needed... Continue Reading →

Peace And Compromise

I remember my friend once explaining to me the Jewish idea of peace. It's not something that is caused from lack of strife, it is in fact something to be gained after everything in the way of wholesomeness and well-being (personal and societal) is taken out of the way. Evil must be removed if there... Continue Reading →

Man-Centered Or Christ-Centered?

Throughout the history of the church there have only ever been two types of believers. Those who are after their own praise and glory, and those who glory in Christ alone. It's so subtle you might miss the difference. Both use the same terms, both speak about the same Lord, yet both have completely different... Continue Reading →

The Beauty of God

He is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings, and the Lord of Lords, the only One who has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light; no one has seen or can see Him, to Him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen. (1 Timothy 6:15‭-‬16) Only under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit could Paul... Continue Reading →

Faith Vs. Sight

We walk by faith, not by sight. 2 Cor. 5:7 Faith is not a feeling. Though our feelings and emotions are not bad in and of themselves, yet they are not what we walk by. We don't live by our senses, not as Christians anyway. Faith is complete reliance on and trust in God. Christ,... Continue Reading →

Truth

There is something that I have noticed lately. As Christians we can become very threatened by outside view-points. It is true that we should guard against liberalism and false teaching. But is also true that we must be willing to search the Scriptures like the Bereans and change our ways of thinking. Now these Jews... Continue Reading →

Fear

Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you scattered no seed, so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here, you have what is yours. (Matthew 25:24-25) Fear is a paralyzing thing. It makes of us faithless and... Continue Reading →

The Spirit and the Flesh

Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. (Romans 8:7 KJV) One of the most controlling concepts that many spiritually abusive groups use is the distinction between flesh and Spirit. Why? Because it's such an undefined idea in the minds of... Continue Reading →

Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑