Christian Living

11May 2017

In our three previous posts on Hebrews 12:5-13 we’ve seen that trials are as certain as rain in Seattle; as potentially profitable as a big day on Wall Street; yet as easily mishandled as a poisonous snake in the hands of a frightened faith healer. The Truth About Optimism So, the question: How do we […]

23Mar 2017

To paraphrase Paul, before God saved me, “for me to live was basketball.” I was so dedicated that after I became a Christian an older minister friend told me, “Charley, if you follow Jesus the way you followed basketball you’ll be someone God really uses.” God says something similar to us about our trials. As […]

24Feb 2017

Clout. Noun. Informal. “Influence or power”: “The President of the United States has a lot of clout.” The cross has clout. It has incomparable influence and peerless power. The Holy Spirit used its message to change Saul of Tarsus from Christianity’s greatest persecutor into Paul its greatest preacher. And it’s this green-thumbed message of the […]

17Feb 2017

Caution: This post answers one of the most important questions we can ask. It concerns the struggle every Christian experiences when confronted with the reality of their continuing imperfection. The answer will raise more questions than reporters ask in a briefing when they believe Mr. Trump’s done something wrong. The next post will seek to […]

12Jan 2017

Thanking God at mealtime is “saying grace.” This comes from the New Testament’s word for gratitude. It means “good grace.” When you say grace you’re saying, “Lord, this meal is grace and your grace is good! Thanks!” The New Testament also teaches us that saying grace in the sense of thanking God isn’t just for […]