Tag: Sin

Act don’t react: Odd Rapid Chemical Reactions

Act don’t react is a core proverb I follow. In studying history, particularly church history, I found people tend to react more than act. This often causes an unbalance or defining yourself as what you’re not vs what you are. Acting means to operate…

The Gospel according to farm & sports injury

In recent news people are debating the issue of the labor department setting 85 pages of regulations to protect minors from farm injuries. In 2010 there was about 7,500 farm injuries. The thought is farm injuries are often severe and debilitating. I’m not for…

The Gospel According to Snow

We are fallen Exodus 4:6 The LORD furthermore said to him, “Now put your hand into your bosom.” So he put his hand into his bosom, and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous like snow. Job 9:29-35 “I am accounted…

Why not Wednesday? No turning back…

25 years ago on January 5th, 1986 I asked Jesus to save me. It is the day that changed everything. I remember sitting in my bed dreading going back to school and reflecting on all I heard at church. I knew one thing clearly:…

Name it & claim it!

The Sunday sermon talked about the cows of bashan from Amos 4. (Ok, you can insert corn fed, I mean lame jokes here: The sermon was moo-ving, A1 sermon, nothing like milk of the Word, etc.) I suppose there is just no way to…

Unspiritual warfare…

The Bible teaches about spiritual warfare and depravity. Both are important to keep in mind, but we tend to ignore depravity. Often we view that good things are blessing from God and bad things are from Satan. This puts us in a seemingly innocent…

If you were God…

…How would you make yourself known? Would you even bother? Which would you chose? Creation: Make a perfect paradise for all to enjoy! (+) There are no struggles. It’s perfect. As God, you get to walk among the world without getting mad or frustrated…

God save me from…. because I’m bad!

Psalm 38 really popped out at me. It’s like a divine irony. I invested much time meditating on psalms 37-40. All these Psalms focus on God’s deliverance, with a unique twist. In Psalm 38, the twist is a double whammy: sin & enemies. I’m…

Not Perfect is a Holy Thing: John Mark

Person: John Mark Epic Fail: Desertion God’s View: A useful man Ever been unfaithful, quit or walked out and think God can no longer use you? STOP! God uses quitters. Being unfaithful creates significant consequences and fallout. The issue is not the sin, but…

Not Perfect is a Holy Thing: Moses

Person: Moses Epic Fail: Anger and frustration God’s View: One of the greatest prophets Ever avoid getting involved because you’re angry or frustrated? STOP! Moses had numerous occasions whereby he got frustrated and angry. He even failed in this area. God still used him!…

Good Friday?

The name Good Friday seems weird to me. It does not quite fit. As I reflect on the death of Jesus, I wish I could rename it. Good Friday does not capture the full essence of the day. The Good is not good That…