Ears That Hear but Don’t Listen

Here are three things to consider if you’ve ever felt like you’ve preached to deaf ears or that maybe you’ve had a pair of them yourself. 1.) Listeners have a responsibility to hide the Word in their own hearts. The psalmist wrote in Psalm 119:11, “I have hidden your word in my heart that IContinue reading “Ears That Hear but Don’t Listen”

Preaching is not the Old Way

The 18th Century preacher, John Wesley, once said, “Give me one hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin, and desire nothing but God, and I care not a straw whether they be clergymen or laymen; such alone will shake the gates of hell and set up the kingdom of heaven on Earth.” Wesley clearly believedContinue reading “Preaching is not the Old Way”

Do You See The Fatherless; Or Are You Not Looking?

  I’ve never seen an orphanage in real life. I picture what they must be like and a mix of emotion floods my heart. On one hand I’m grateful that there are such places in the world. To think about where those millions of children would be otherwise is horrifying to me. The four walls,Continue reading “Do You See The Fatherless; Or Are You Not Looking?”

Simply Preaching Christ is a Powerful Witness

Last week I had the opportunity to speak to two of my neighbors about Christ. One is a self-proclaimed skeptic, who, when I asked if he minded specifying what he is skeptical about, he said “Just the believability of it all.” The second neighbor has a great appreciation for Christianity, but then again, he hasContinue reading “Simply Preaching Christ is a Powerful Witness”

Satan’s Tactics and Your Victory Through Christ.

He roots for your failure and taunts you with fear. He lays out the trip wire then kicks you when you’re down. His tactic is cunning; playing into your earthy desires and passions by convincing you that self-gratification is a basic human right. He snares the unbeliever in their self-righteousness and pride and brings sharpContinue reading “Satan’s Tactics and Your Victory Through Christ.”

Tell Them the Problem, Give Them the Solution

When you bear a message that others need, you do what you have to do to deliver the message. When you have the only solution to the problem, you get the word out. If a deadly storm approaches, and you run to your neighbors to tell the news, you will find them busy with allContinue reading “Tell Them the Problem, Give Them the Solution”

Be Careful How You Read the Bible

Is it possible to read a chapter of the Old Testament or the entirety of the New Testament or even the whole Bible cover to cover, and miss the point altogether? The Pharisees did. Many still do and here’s how: Jesus said, “You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternalContinue reading “Be Careful How You Read the Bible”