The Master’s masterpiece of a plan

We have problems with translations of the bible solely because it doesn’t say what we want in accordance to our planning of how we have set out to live our lives. We think God is so confusing but actual we will not let God speak for himself.

Food Critics

O taste and see that the Lord is good; how blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him! Psalm 34:8 Do you remember the best meal you ever had? Just think about that day, what did you do? Where did you go? Who was there? What did it smell like? What about the colors? … Continue reading

Cart Before the Horse

Mark 8:16 And they began discussing with one another the fact that they had no bread. 17 And(T)Jesus, aware of this, said to them, “Why are you discussing the fact that you have no bread? (U)Do you not yet perceive (V)or understand? (W)Are your hearts hardened? 18 (X)Having eyes do you not see, and having ears do you not hear? And do you not … Continue reading

Sin

Ask 10 people what sin is and you’ll likely get 10 different responses. On top of that, they probably won’t be based on the Bible. That’s a problem, since “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23), we should know what this disease that lives in each of us is. Pastor … Continue reading

Got Faith, Where Is It? Part II

I brought Job up because of what Satan implied about him. Satan’s meeting with God carried some slander and accusations about why Job loved God and worshipped him. If we are brave enough to actually explore them, we can find out how we get so redirected.

Got Faith, Where Is It? part I

Hebrews 11:1Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. 2 For by it the people of old received their commendation. 3 By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are … Continue reading

What is the ‘Bad Eye’ in Matthew 6:23

What does the bad eye refer to in Matthew 20:15? It refers to an eye that cannot see the beauty of grace. It cannot see the brightness of generosity. It cannot see unexpected blessing to others as a precious treasure. It is an eye that is blind to what is truly beautiful and bright and precious and God-like. It is a worldly eye. It sees money and material reward as more to be desired than a beautiful display of free, gracious, God-like generosity.

Duty Or Pleasure

During our lifetime we perform many jobs.  As children we  dream of having a job that we will enjoy doing for rest of lives.  We run off to the universities and various institutions of higher learning in order to follow our dreams.  We spend whatever it takes so that duty will be our pleasure.  We … Continue reading

Break Bread

When I was younger I use to wonder why the older preachers would mention the cross so much.  I found it strange that they would revisit the cross like that.  As I got more “educated”, I thought it was ridiculous to tell people what they already knew.  Even though I thought myself to be a … Continue reading

Questionable

I’m usually questioned more by believers about my stance than non believers.  It happens often and it always shocks me.  It shocks me because “christians” argue points that they have no knowledge of.  Not only is it done without understanding but without ever having studying a single bible chapter.  So are they questioning me, challenging … Continue reading