Entries by ralph

The Three Stooges – Part One

One of the greatest problems in the Church today is what I would call The Three Stooges. These are things that rise up and hit leaders and Christians right between the eyes and often destroy our witness for the Lord. Much like Moe would poke Curly in the eyes while Larry stood by and watched. […]

Life After Life

I have been doing quite an extensive study on what the Bible teaches about life after life … life in the next world after this physical existence comes to an end. And, it has a lot to say about the topic. It is interesting how seldom I have heard a good teaching – or any […]

A Tragedy Happening

Listening to the radio news yesterday (July 10, 2008) mid-afternoon as I drove from one meeting to the next – I was interested to note that our national radio outlet here in my city was carrying a story about Christian “missionaries” in Africa. The national, government-run radio network here in my nation is very liberal […]

Believe Big and Act Boldly

Doing something great for God these days? I mean, are you stretching beyond your natural abilities and doing something that needs God or it will not succeed? Are you walking by faith or simply doing what is natural and normal and thus walking by sight? God has always wanted His people to believe big and […]

Carbon Footprint

There is a lot of talk in the world today about carbon footprints or our environmental footprint. That every individual should put less pollution into the air this year than last. That every person must be careful to decrease the amount of non-renewable resources we use up in any given year. There are many ways […]

Put Up or Shut Up – Bible Blog #14

The Scripture: Acts 2:43-47 Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They […]

A Love That Grows and Overflows

When we are born again – saved – God, through the Holy Spirit, pours out His love. The vessel that receives this love is our heart – the spirit man that is now alive (born again) and connected to God. Romans 5:5 And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love […]

The Spirit of Stupid

As I travel around my nation (and into other nations, on occasion) it seems, in general, that there is great confusion about the Church. People are not sure what the Church is nor are they sure, apparently, what it’s all about – what function it is to have in their life and in the world. […]