Circumcision and Other Cutting Edge Issues
Cicero’s first rule of public speaking was, “render your audience benevolent”. We preachers tend to follow that rule by opening our sermons with a joke. But what do you do when the passage you’re preaching on includes a statement from St Paul such as the one we find in Galatians 5:12: “I wish that the people who are upsetting you [with their talk of circumcision] would go all the way and castrate themselves!”Jesus and the Starship Enterprise
And they arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is over against Galilee. And when he went forth to land, there met him out of the city a certain man, which had devils long time, and ware no clothes, neither abode in any house, but in the tombs…And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him. (Luke 8:26-27,30).The Great I Am, Not, The Great I Will Be
God replied, I am who I am, just tell them, I am has sent me to you. Jesus often called himself by God’s name. The name is taken from the original Hebrew word “Hayah” which means I AM. The great I AM is ready to deliver the great Will Be does not exist, but only in your fears. 2 Corinthians 6:2. “Indeed, God is ready to help you right now. Today is the day of salvation”.Hurting His Heart (The 3 H Syndrome)
Remember the day you fell in love with your boyfriend or girlfriend? I’m talking about so much that all you wanted to do is be with them, talk to them and you just couldn’t wait for that day to stand and say, “I DO” to them.A History of the Bhagavad Gita
In the Bhagavad-Gita, on the other hand, Arjuna is a warrior ready to go into battle, but when he realizes it is his cousins that he is fighting, he stops and asks the god Krishna for counsel. Arjuna believes that there is a place in hell reserved for men who undermine family duties. He also is conflicted because he doesn’t want to kill family members but does not want to die himself, and as he pointed out “their bows are drawn to kill.Choosing Religious Life – Combining Faith & Service
This is the last in a series of three articles on “Finding Your Purpose in Life”. Article one, “Discovering Your Gifts” explored personal prayer and opening your heart to listen to God, letting go of your need to control. Article two, “Finding Your Passion” encouraged you to reflect on your personal gifts and to discover your uniqueness in God’s eyes.What is a Human Capable Of?
I have been asked many times by new Christian converts why, even though they are saved, do they still have the ability or rather the desire to sin. The answer has always been an easy one to answer but a hard one for the natural man to accept.What is the Church, Really?
What happened to thirty Roman emperors who opposed the followers of Jesus? Find out how love conquers all, the true meaning of church and why it bears so little resemblance to what is often seen today, and how to find true and authentic spirituality.Grace That Demands Change
Has there been a change in you since Christ came into your life? I thank God for his amazing grace, that grace that comes not of yourself but by his power. It is God’s amazing works that saves us. Romans 6:1 and 5-7 and 15,16.The Values and Dangers of Religion
There is great value in religious beliefs, but there are also inherent dangers in organized religion. One must be on guard to not fall victim to these inherent dangers.Politicians Or Pastors?
The defining question we should ask when looking for a church is not, “What can your church do for me?”, but “Can you tell me what Christ has done for me?”Tithe – Has it Been Cancelled by Jesus Christ?
The issue of paying tithes has become a thing of confusion and debate by different Christian denominations. Some see it as mandatory while others see it as exploitative and unbiblical. Some even believe that when it is paid, it goes into the pastor’s pocket; so they would rather keep their moneys than enrich the pastors.