The World Doesn’t Like You

But it is your custom for me to release to you one prisoner at the time of the Passover. Do you want me to release the King of the Jews? They shouted back, “No, not him! Give us Barabbas! (John 18:39-40). Barabbas was a criminal. It is said he was involved in an uprising andContinue reading “The World Doesn’t Like You”

What Are You Waiting For?

There is a great scene in Rocky 2…ok sorry every single scene in every Rocky movie is a great scene…there is a great scene in Rocky 2 where Rocky and his trainer Mickey are in the hospital sitting with Rocky’s wife Adrian. She was pregnant, had an early delivery brought on by stress and hadContinue reading “What Are You Waiting For?”

Be Jesus For Me

I’ve heard the countless stories. I’ve seen person after person walk onto stage at church and give testimony after testimony. Sometimes the story comes from someone close to me, sometimes from an acquaintance, and sometimes from someone I do not know, but each time the stories astound. God is up to something. A couple stridesContinue reading “Be Jesus For Me”

Judge Not – Judge Yes

“Judge not, lest you be judged.” This oft quoted verse, “Judge not, that you be not judged” (Matthew 7:1), is a great verse, but taken in context Jesus is directing this to the Pharisees and Jewish religious leaders of the day. They were lording over people who did not live like they did, condemning themContinue reading “Judge Not – Judge Yes”

Stick to It – Sticktoitiveness

STICKTOIT IVENESS How many of you have ever prayed for something and not gotten what you prayed for? I’ll answer…everyone. Now there may be some out there who claim that they have gotten everything they have ever asked God for and there is a name for people like that, for lack of a better wordContinue reading “Stick to It – Sticktoitiveness”

Complete joy does not come from Facebook

Updated CNIV (Chris Not International Version) of 2 John 2:12 “I got lots to say. But Facebook and Twitter posts don’t cut it. I gotta see you face-to-face and then our relationship will deepen and I’ll be happy (and you will too).” Facebook, Twitter, text messages, Instagram, even phone calls – they are all wonderfulContinue reading “Complete joy does not come from Facebook”

Self Help – nope. Jesus help – yup.

Self-help is not real. You cannot help yourself. Your heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure (Jer. 17:9). Isnt that a fun verse. You try to do things on your own, you fail. Oh, maybe you are saying, hey that is just one verse, and its the OT. OK. How about for outContinue reading “Self Help – nope. Jesus help – yup.”

If you got it, flaunt it (well maybe not flaunt it, glorify God with it)

If you got it, flaunt it. You got IT. IT is special. IT is something amazing. You need to use IT. What is IT? 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 4-11God’s various gifts are handed out everywhere; but they all originate in God’s Spirit. God’s various ministries are carried out everywhere; but they all originate in God’s Spirit.Continue reading “If you got it, flaunt it (well maybe not flaunt it, glorify God with it)”