What it means to be a Christian
Here’s what it means to be a Christian:
It means that you have believed in the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior. You believe that Christ died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and was raised from the dead on the third day, just like the Hebrew Scriptures said He would.
It means you have passed from death to...
From time to time, a well-meaning Christian will say something like this to me:
“I want to give my tithe. How do I do that?”
Now the wise guy in me is sorely tempted - just one time! - to give this reply:
“Here’s what you need to do. Call 1-800-829-1040 and let them know...
The real battle of addiction
Many of us in the body of Christ struggle with addictions of various kinds.
At this time, here at Lighthouse Bible Church, we are concentrating on what Colossians 3 has to say to us.
In this section of the New Testament, the Lord is telling us to set our minds on the things above, not on the things of this earth.
The short answer
Because once the Holy Spirit got into the act of baptism, He put all the water fellas out of a job.
But don’t worry; I’ll explain.
The explanation does not rely on Church history or what other churches and denominations are doing … but is based only on what the Bible has to say.
Two kinds of New...
The crisis in our souls
We have been wrestling with topics in practical Christianity for a few months now.
And that means that we have been getting into the nitty gritty of some raw, sensitive parts of life
Like violence. Sex. The fool. Fatherlessness. Marriage. Parenting. Divorce.
And when we do that it is really easy to get...
Grace is forward-looking
If there is one place in the realm of practical Christianity where we need to keep in mind that we are no longer under law but under grace – it’s the question of divorce.
The precious thing about grace is that it is forward-looking. You may have blown it in the past, but God’s graces are new every...
Jesus is risen every day!
So as some of you know, I have been doing a stint substitute teaching at my kids’ school while the regular math teacher has been on pregnancy leave. She’s back next week, so I am wrapping up my stint this Thursday. It’s a Christian school so they have Friday off for Good Friday.
Anyway, I have a homework board in the...
Who our real adversary is
I still commit a lot of sins. Not so much the overt kind, although I still commit those too. But I am noticing more and more the sinfulness that is associated with my thoughts and attitudes. Questioning and doubting God and His word. Thinking evil of others.
And when I commit those sins, there are times when the enemy...
“Dad, are bugs good to eat?”, asked the boy.
“Let’s not talk about such things at the dinner table, son,” his father replied.
When dinner was over, the father turned to his son privately and asked him, “Now, son, what did you want to ask me?”
“Oh, nothing”, the boy said....
Last week, we heard from a seasoned counselor who reported that only 7% of American marriages are healthy. That means 93% are UN - healthy.
How can it possibly be that only 7% of American marriages are healthy?
How can so marry marriages that started with “I do” end up in “I won’t”?
Here’s how. It’s something...