Paul writes: “(The Church is) built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.” Ephesians 2:20 The word “build” means to construct, to assemble, to join together, to mold, to form, to create, and to erect … by following a master design or a blueprint. And, it […]
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Maybe it is my age but I am concerned that the world end up being a better place for others due to the fact that I have been on the planet for a certain number of years. I don’t want to be known as a consumer – I want to be a contributor. I don’t […]
Christianity has become a religion of activity, commotion and constant activity. Just read the lawn signs of those assemblies that have buildings and it is one event after another, one program after another, one guest speaker after another… I get tired just reading the signs. In some of my better moments I wonder what is […]
I read a great number of Christian biographies – ones of men and women from by-gone centuries – D.L. Moody, Charles Finney, Smith Wigglesworth, Norman Grubb… I read a lot of Christian biographies of believers who are of our generation – Kirk Cameron, Johnny Cash, Jim Bakker, Charles Colson… I also admit to reading a […]
It is not one of those “lazy, hazy days of summer.” It is a wet, stormy, power-interrupted and computer goes off constantly days! Relax – it is one of those “I don’t have any control over” issues of life. So, just go with the flow. Ah! Reading by candlelight. Thank God for everything – God, […]
Second instalment regarding the junk food being fed Christians today from the pulpit – in the local Church and on your local television screen and DVD programming… Many preachers and teachers today are using their authority is a controlling and manipulative way. Apostles, prophets and pastors have declared that they have absolute authority. Iverna Tompkins, […]
Everywhere we turn there is news about food. We have a tomato scare in the U.S.A. (now apparently Mexican peppers are the real culprit). We have concerns about the number of children who are not just overweight but who are obese. We can sign up to have meals come to our door and lose weight […]
Ever had someone be critical of something you have said or done? Are you breathing? Of course you have. Every person alive has had a criticism of one sort or another TODAY! So, what do you do when someone criticizes you? Well most of us first determine if the criticism was justified – and, if […]
“How does one become a beautiful butterfly?… You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.” Trina Paulus How does one become a beautiful Christian who enables others to see Jesus? You must want to be so different and want it so much that you are willing […]
A follow-up to yesterday’s “A Great Tattoo…” In his book “Living Your Strengths” Donald O. Clifton (the author) states: “From a very young age we are taught to be ‘well rounded.’ Our ticket to our teachers’ approval is to soften our sharp edges, to become smooth and well rounded.” According to Clifton, however, what we’re […]