• The Danger of the Lord

    There are many things in this world that can be hazardous to the health of humans.  Some of those things can even be found right under our noses.  For instance, did you know that there are things in your house that can be extremely toxic to your health, even causing death?  From the thermostats on our walls and the thermometers in our bathrooms, to the batteries in your TV remote, to the glue your child used for his rainy day project, to the asbestos insulation that used to wrap around your plumbing, to the chemicals in the fire extinguisher that is there to help save your life in case of…

  • The Watchman – Part 2

    Ok…let’s try this again (The Watchman) in three simple, logical points. First, sin, if left unconfessed and unrepented of in the life of any human being, will lead that human being to the fate of eternal torment separated from God in hell. Second, God has given us the remedy for sin in the person of Jesus Christ, who is the propitiation for sin and through whom we receive the fate of eternal paradise in communion with God in heaven. Therefore, thirdly, to warn someone of the consequences of sin and share with them the good news of Jesus Christ is _______________.  (you fill in the blank) How many of you filled in the blank with the…

  • The Watchman

    Have you ever been accused of being someone who spoils all of the fun?  You know, that one person who doesn’t want to go with the flow when things start getting out of hand?  The person who says, hey, maybe we shouldn’t be doing this?  Or that guy who points out that what you are doing could lead to trouble?  You know the person I am thinking of.  Have you ever been that person?  It kind of reminds me of the crazy sidewalk prophet with the wild eyes and long beard, standing in the middle of a crowded street of a major city holding his prophetic sign that says, “Repent, judgment is…

  • Rest

    “Therefore, let us fear if, while a promise remains of entering His rest, any one of you may seem to have come short of it.  For indeed we have had good news preached to us, just as they also; but the word they heard did not profit them, because it was not united by faith in those who heard.”  Hebrews 4:1-2 (NASB95) In this world, there are many things that can cause fear in our hearts.  There are those things that we can voluntarily subject ourselves to that will produce a response of fear which we call entertainment – rollercoasters, mountain climbing, scary movies, etc.  Then there are those things…

  • Credit Where Credit is Due

    I am so grateful for the eternal change that was brought into my life as a 26 year old young adult.  My life was a wreck in so many ways that I really didn’t have much hope for the future.  But in the midst of my despair and helplessness caused by my sin, God intervened in such a way that at times I am still at a loss for words to explain it.  But the one thing I do know, God was the One who changed me forever; through His Son Jesus Christ, by His Holy Spirit, for the glory of the Father. So maybe in writing this I am…

  • Defining Terms as Tiny Gods

    How can one say they love God, yet hate His word? One of the major issues of our time is the need in our discussions to define the terms of the words that we are using in our discussions.   When we are carrying on a conversation about such and such a topic, if we want people to understand us clearly, which obviously we do if we want communication to be effective, then we find with the current temperature of the climate of our society is the need to define our words. For example, if I were preaching a sermon to a group of people and I used the term…