Archive for November, 2011

Wonders from the Word – Who Do We Trust?

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

When reading the period of the Judges and Kings, one sad fact overwhelmingly – and even numbingly – is present: the draw of idolatry. It is easy for us to isolate the sensuality involved in fertility cults and wholly blame that as the sole cause. After all, we are good Christians who are not overtly affected by […]

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On Purpose! – Choose to Believe

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

What did Eve see, when she looked at that forbidden fruit? Did she see lies and deception? Did what she see deceive her? Or, was everything she laid her eyes on the truth? She saw that the fruit was good for food (Gen.3:6). No doubt it was, since everything God created was good. She saw […]

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Wonders from the Word – Miscalculations

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Miscalculation. Everyone does it, especially when discovering that the month lasts longer than the paycheck. In baseball, a runner tries to leg-out a triple, and miscalculates the strong arm of the right fielder – “He’s Out!” In fact, I miscalculated in every math test I ever took! Have you ever noticed how often we miscalculate […]

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Wonders from the Word – Challenging the Conscience (1 Corinthians 8:2)

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Jesus makes people uncomfortable. Ironically, this is especially true for the religious because Jesus challenges the normal, the expected, and the religious traditions of both the sanctimonious and soft-hearted. Jesus confronts the conscience of others and we must be brave enough to question our own. Learning from Him, who always knew right and wrong regardless […]

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Wonders from the Word – A Better Class of Sinners? (Colossians 3:5-9)

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Do you feel superior to unbelievers? Are you in a “better class” of sinners? In putting on Christ, we are to put away sins. Paul’s list here in Colossians 3 is similar to other lists and of course in complete. I doubt a complete list of sins could ever be made (Rom.1:30 – “inventors of […]

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