Sin is a terrible thing. God describes sin as “deceitful.” Sin is truly appealing, but in the end it destroys. How many impulsive things have you done to satisfy that immediate urge and then spent a lifetime regretting it? Sin is deceitful.
The appeal of sin is often times more powerful than your ability to resist. The fact is, all people (including Christians) are attracted to sin and this makes it hard to resist. Can you identify? Continue Reading →
Getting along in church is not always easy. Your local church is made up of many different kinds of people with a vast array of personality quirks and oddities that are endless. This includes you and me.
So, it seems reasonable that you will not “hit it off” with everybody in church, and be everybody’s closest friend. As a matter of fact, there will be people in your church that really put you off. The truth is, you just don’t like them. Continue Reading →
Have you ever felt like you don’t matter? It’s like you exist but nobody seems to care. You feel like are invisible. For those who have gone through this, or are going through this right now, you know that this is a very sad and lonely place to be. It makes you feel unimportant, irrelevant, worthless and totally unloved. Can you identify?
When you are in a place like this, what can you do? Where can you get the understanding, encouragement, care and love that can restore you and lift you up? Continue Reading →
Over the years as a pastor I have encountered many single mothers who struggle to survive in a very cold and cruel world. How my heart goes out to them. They live in an unjust and uncaring world and need understanding, compassion, support and love.
Some single mom’s have parents or relatives or friends who can help them, and this goes a long way to bring stability and security into their lives. Yet, many are on their own. Continue Reading →