One major fear that gets posed whenever Christian freedom is discussed is the concern that it can lead to an antinomian lifestyle – a life with no constraint, living lawlessly. I’ve heard that fear expressed to me many times over the years. Martin Lloyd Jones, the old Welsh minister, famously said that if we aren’t […]Read More Staying Free
A few years ago a neighbor came to my door to talk to me about how one of my sons had really hurt his son’s feelings. Now he was a big strong navy seal, not a doting mother, telling me how my son had hurt his son’s feelings so badly that he had come to him crying and […]Read More A Visible Truth
Last summer I was struggling with my weed-eater. I had come to the conclusion that the spool which held the string was old and faulty and needed to be replaced. I tore the whole assembly off the handle and ripped open the packaging on the replacement head and started trying to attach it to the trimmer. […]Read More A Love for Truth
We will be starting a new study this coming Sunday – a series exploring 2nd and 3rd John , as well as Jude. They are three of the shortest books in the New Testament and we’re lumping them into one study because they all three carry the same theme. Each of them is commending us […]Read More The Truth in Love
We are going to be starting a new series, but not until next week. This Sunday is Valentine’s Day and I thought I might extrapolate a few of the thoughts I presented last week concerning love as the Bible describes it compared to how our present culture seems to view it. What is love? Is it […]Read More Love Actually
How can you tell if someone is a follower of Christ? Huge amounts of necklaces and trinkets adorned with crosses on them, as well as T-shirts with recognizable logos that have been retooled into a bible based theme (ouch) are sold each year- often with the motive of “letting the world know that I’m a […]Read More That Telltale Trait
Ever lose anything…like something pretty important? What was it? How did you feel, what did you do? If you found it again, what emotions did you experience? I lost my dog Shadow once…but I’ll tell that story on Sunday. Jesus goes toe to toe with Pharisee lame-ness in our passage this Sunday, Luke 15:1-10. The […]Read More The Finder of the Lost
What a great discussion we had here last week. I really appreciate the time and consideration so many of you gave in posting your thoughts. Having said that, I’m not trying to put anyone under pressure to make comments now…I’m just sayin’ it was cool last week. This Sunday we’ll be reading Luke 10:25-37, the […]Read More Won’t You Be My Neighbor?