We are not born innocent We are born sinners We are not pure of heart Our hearts are deceitful Our ways are not good only to be tainted by what we are taught Our ways are wicked from the beginning Hatred, envy, greed, lust, selfishness are all inborn characteristics We are born unrighteous into aContinue reading “Overcome”
If you are struggling. Keep struggling. It’s better than not struggling. Better than giving in. Better than giving up. Everyone struggles. There is no way around it. You have struggled, are struggling, and will struggle. It’s called life. And contrary to some Christian teachers today, becoming a Christian does not exempt you fromContinue reading “Down for the Struggle”
Just a poem on feelings from a moment in time…not much explanation is needed (I don’t think)… Running to Nowhere I can’t see the light Unforeseen forces push me about Doubts fill my head It won’t stop until I’m dead Running Running from you Running to you I’m running Running Running Running toContinue reading “Running to Nowhere”
(This is not a final thought on this subject, but for me a string of endless thoughts on just one subject – today relating to the Supreme Court decision. If I wrote this tomorrow, it very well could take a different direction and tone. For today, this is what I am thinking, which is whatContinue reading “Maybe God Knows What He’s Doing?”
The Christian life, the Christian walk Our attitude, our behavior, our obedience It is not a requirement of following Jesus It is the result
Song I wrote. GarageBand is fun.
Just something to think about… If Jesus were lying on a table next to a rapist. And they were both getting lethal injections. Jesus would offer the same grace to the rapist that He offered the thief that was next to Him on the cross.
Below is just something I had worked on and created a few years ago. It was a draft of a letter to be used if someone who was a member of a church was leaving. It was not adopted by the church I was attending at the time, but now as pastor of a churchContinue reading “Leaving Church Letter”
It is all about Jesus. The saying is – We are saved by grace through faith in Christ. This is not only a well-known saying, it is indeed Biblical. “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.” (Ephesians 2:8) But ifContinue reading “Jesus Jesus Jesus”
I am still hesitant to announce to people that I am indeed a pastor. I recently planted a new church in Broken Arrow. One of the main tenants of Apostles Church is that everyone is an Apostle, or someone who is sent by God to bear witness to Jesus Christ. My reluctance to claim theContinue reading “Fall in Love with Jesus (or Don’t Be an Adulterer)”