Jun 14, 2019
Identity is a big issue today. We research our history with DNA. We claim ethnicity and gender, sometimes by fact, sometimes by feelings. We point to neighborhoods, regions, diplomas or rap sheets as qualifiers and forecasts of futures. But who builds the fences to plot the territory of our potential?
May 15, 2019
In 2017, one person out of fifteen was affected by identity theft. In 2018 the number had increased and the crime became more sophisticated as data breaches exposed social security numbers. But there is an identity theft Christians are experiencing and few are aware of it.
If you are a born again Christian, here are three signs your identity has been stolen.
Mar 20, 2019
As Christians we sometimes fail to realize what Jesus’ salvation has won for us. We sit at the cross, mindful of our sin. But Colossians 1:12 says God has made us fit to share in the inheritance of his saints. Most Christians think that inheritance is what is reserved for us in heaven. But the verses in Colossians are part of a prayer Paul was praying for believers to experience on earth. Remember Jesus’ praying that we are to ask for God’s will on earth as it is in heaven?
I grew up hearing a message that suffering was good. It made you more spiritual. Jesus suffered, and I needed to suffer just like Him because it would bring Him glory. Suffering for Jesus was a big deal. What I didn’t know is that the Bible doesn’t say it like I learned it.
Are problems swirling around you, threatening to suffocate you in chaos? Take a look how Jesus handled a day full of trouble. It is a blueprint for us to use today.
Feb 2, 2019
Here is a fun question to ask if the conversation lags at your next get-together.
Did Abraham really have camels?
In Genesis 12:16 Abraham was given camels by an Egyptian king. “The king was good to Abram because of Sarai, and Abram was given sheep, cattle, donkeys, slaves, and camels.” Later Abraham's servant takes ten camels from his flock and heads out to get his son Isaac a wife. The problem is scholars believe camels were not domesticated in Canaan until much later.