Bizarre Beliefs

Can you imagine someone trying to convince you that they are in the military when they aren’t?

They have their arguments.  They tell you that there is a military, that it exists and they can prove to you that it exists. 

They tell you that they love the military and they can tell you several facts about it.

They show you a uniform they purchased from Army Surplus, along with some MRE’s (Meals Ready-to- Eat), and even a rifle.

We know, of course, that all of these things, in no way, mean that you are in the military.


Passing It On

One of the most neglected disciplines in our current world is the passing on of knowledge.  The reason that I call it a discipline is because the passing on of what we know often does not come naturally, or easily, but rather, through deliberate, and intentional effort.


Identity Through Association

There are many subjects outside of theology that fascinate me.  One of those subjects is human psychology.

One of the most interesting things I have observed regarding human psychology is the different people and groups that people associate with and why.


Back to Westview

Today a small group from the church will be traveling to Westview Boys Home for five days of mission work.  This will be our third trip to Westview.  We don’t know exactly what lay in store for us, but that’s just part of the adventure of missions.

We know that, based upon our group, we’ll likely be doing something that can be classified loosely under the title of construction.


Don’t Chase Religious Experiences

One of the most dangerous things a person can do is to chase religious experiences.  It’s helpful to understand that what I mean by “religious experiences” is signs from God and strong feelings.


Many Thanks!



I love that the Lord loves celebrations.  The Lord loves celebrations so much that He commanded several celebrations in the Old Testament law.

We typically don’t call them celebrations, but instead, we call them what the Bible calls them, Feasts. If I’m honest, I don’t even like celebrations that are not also feasts.


The Church That Fails

There’s no shortage of articles about the failure of the church in The United States.  Churches are closing their doors at a record rate, and especially in small towns.  The Christian Chronicle news publication has even been documenting the closings of small churches across the country in recent articles.


The Conclusion

We have reached a momentous moment as a church family.  We have reached the end of the Book of Matthew.  I have had a handful of other temporary series and lessons mixed in with the Matthew series over the last four years, so it’s hard to calculate exactly how many lessons we’ve had, but I think we’ve had around 3 ½ years, at least, of studying Matthew’s gospel alone.


The Providence of God

Did you know that the most amazing miracles recorded in Scripture are not the ones that you are most familiar with?

To me, the greatest miracles of God can be summed up by Romans 8:28 –

28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.