Hosea Means SALVATION!!

Hosea means salvation; and the prophet who wrote this book brought the message that God would save those who repent and turn to Him.  This message was exemplified through Hosea’s wife and children. God commanded Hosea to marry Gomer, a harlot.  HOSEA 1:2 … “Go, take to yourself a wife of harlotry and have children…

Are We Passing the Test?

1 Peter 4:12-14 … Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted for…

Today’s Trials … Tomorrow’s Triumph

Originally posted January 6, 2016 James 1:2 … Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials. My grandfather “Pop” was a very wise man.  He was quiet, but when he spoke he would often say something profound.  One of his sayings was reserved for disciplining children.  Pop would say, “it is better…

Wanting it ALL!

Originally posted December 7, 2015 Genesis 2:16 … The Lord God commanded the man, saying, “From any tree of the garden you may eat freely; but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die.” Genesis 3:4…

BEWARE Overconfidence!

Originally posted September 9, 2015 1 Corinthians 10:12 … Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall. Overconfidence is dangerous! The belief that you cannot fail in a particular endeavor, whether it be sports, academics or some other area can make you vulnerable. The 1985 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship involved…

ATHEIST Scientist BECOMES CHRISTIAN After Researching Evidence for God

Originally posted July 6, 2015 Astronomer and physicist Hugh Ross gives his testimony of his scientific journey from atheist to Christianity. Dr. Ross (astrophysics; University of Toronto), a Canadian American astrophysicist, is a Christian apologist, and old earth creationist.

Sad REALITY!

Originally posted January 23, 2015 Have you checked the TV listings recently?  It seems like every day there are more and more “Reality” shows.  While I have seen very little of these shows, what I have seen is no reality that I am familiar with.  Most of these shows appear to revolve around people who…

New Beginnings

Originally posted January 7, 2015 Each January 1st we put a year behind us.  We think of the good times and the bad from the previous 12 months.  We remember happy occasions like births, weddings, and graduations.  But we also consider the low times such as illnesses, the death of loved ones, and personal hardships….

Heart, Sweet Home

Originally posted November 20, 2014 How many of us would be comfortable getting a surprise visit from someone of importance?  If your boss, your pastor, or the president stopped at your house unexpectedly, would you be prepared? Would you wish you had cleaned the house?  Made the bed, dusted, vacuumed, or cleaned the dirty dishes…

CHOICES

Originally posted October 12, 2014 Each of us struggle with choices every day.  Some are minor: Do I go with the tuna melt or the turkey club?  Some are major: Should I get married? Should I have children?  The following Biblical examples are of people who made some wrong choices.  They chose self over God. …

Being a man in the 21st Century

Originally posted September 5, 2014 What does it mean to be a Christian man in the today’s culture?  In my humble opinion, and based on my understanding of the Bible: Being responsible for taking care of my wife and children.  Loving them, providing and protecting them, being an example for living a godly life.  Ephesians…