When you’re accused of being (fill in the blank)-phobic

Have you been accused of being transphobic, homophobic, xenophic, ad nauseum? Don't allow someone to bully you simply because you don't hold to the same opinion they do.  I continue to watch the "tolerant" be the most intolerant, bigoted, and hateful.  To them, free speech is only free when it's their opinion coming out of … Continue reading When you’re accused of being (fill in the blank)-phobic

Bewitched

**Immediately below this blog is a message I preached not too long ago to help people understand that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. Stop trying to work your way to heaven. It’s called “legalism.” It’s bondage. And it will suck the life out of you. It’s the day-after-day “checking … Continue reading Bewitched

Open War

“I will not risk open war.” - Théoden, King of Rohan “Open war is upon you, whether you would risk it or not.” - Aragorn Lord of the Rings - the Two Towers From the book of Revelation. Pay particular attention to the last verse: “Then there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels … Continue reading Open War

Jesus Was Not “Meek and Mild.”

Contrary to the passive, unobtrusive figure we tend to learn about in Sunday School, Jesus was often just the opposite. More accurately, this man was fearless. Consider the following quote: "Jesus never backed away from a conflict. He took on hecklers and scoffers of every stripe. Once, he stood down a mob intent on stoning … Continue reading Jesus Was Not “Meek and Mild.”

Sabbath: Rediscovering the Rest of God

It’s an interesting hermeneutic.  Within the 10 Commandments, the only commandment that has taken on expanded nuance under the New Covenant is No. 4: “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it (set it apart as) holy.“ According to the Old Testament Law, the Sabbath was Saturday, which is why the followers of Jesus asked if … Continue reading Sabbath: Rediscovering the Rest of God