Searching For Answers

          My favorite way to study the Bible is to search out the answers to seemingly contradictory subjects and during the Christmas season there is one that always comes to mind, the genealogy of Jesus.  There are two genealogies of Jesus listed in the Gospels. One is in Matthew and the other in Luke. If you place them … More Searching For Answers

Eighty Percent

Statistics show 80% of Americans believe in God. Why then are we not turning the world upside down as the disciples did in the book of Acts? Because there is a vast difference between belief and faith, and that difference is trust. To simply believe is to do no more than the demons. In Matthew … More Eighty Percent

Works

I was listening to the Bible on my way to work and when the reader read 1 Corinthians 15:10, I realized that Paul confirms what James has been trying to explain in James 2:17, “Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself.” Paul said, in verse ten, “But by the grace … More Works

Which Is Easier?

I was reading Luke 5:17-26, and noticed Jesus made an interesting statement in verse 23, He said, “Which is easier, to say ‘Your sins have been forgiven you,’, or to say, ‘get up and walk?’”  17. “One day He was teaching; and there were some Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting there, who had … More Which Is Easier?

Experience

Recently I wrote about a contestant on The Next Food Network Star. The young man was extremely knowledgeable in cooking and I thought he would be a good fit for the show. I was shocked when they released him, dashing his dreams. The reason? Inexperience! The mentors of the show decided he did not have enough … More Experience

Faith Building

It’s 5:13 am, you look at your phone, “Oh no, I’m late, Oh God, please don”t let me be late for work!” You skip devotion and your exercise routine, saying, “I’m sorry God I just don”t have time, please help me make it to work on time.” You run to the shower and on the … More Faith Building

Mistakes

I spent the entire drive to work beating myself up over mistakes I had made the day before, but God, in His grace and mercy, reminded me that even though I get down on myself for my many mistakes, He can use them to help others. In Exodus 2:11-21, Moses, when he was still in … More Mistakes