Can I Blaspheme?

This is not to be confused with may I. As I am reading through Mathew and coming off of the 3rd commandment I was struck by the only two times in the Bible that God attached unforgiveness as a possibility to an action. The first as we looked at a few weeks ago was in the…

On Loving your Enemies

I just spoke about this at church and this theme has been stewing in my heart for many weeks now. I keep seeing conversations about how in certain situations we should be able to hate and even that God hates so why shouldn’t we? I have seen the gamut of reasons, doesn’t David often pray…

The Lasting Seed

I have seen and probably you have seen the people who have drifted away. This breaks my heart and pains me to write that I know people personally who this can be said of. There was a time they walked with the Lord and now they do not. I hear that the percentages are about %50;…

Encouraging or Preventing Worship of God

With my new responsibilities of overseeing the worship along with the youth at Gracepointe I was thinking of my own role in God’s worship and directing the people. I want to point the people to God and not be a distraction. With last’s week’s blog and the poor signage pointing the wrong way I thought…

A Dying Breed

The previous commentary on Jude was all about false teachers already in operation in the first church. But false teachers were not only around in the first century. The apostle Paul vehemently charges young Timothy to a proclaim and respect the Word of God in 2 Timothy 1. I charge you in the presence of God…

Wrestling with 1 Corinthians 5

Where is the grace Paul?! 1It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that is not tolerated even among pagans, for a man has his father’s wife. 2And you are arrogant! Ought you not rather to mourn? Let him who has done this be removed from among you….

Jude 14-16 a Commentary

Continuing our look at Jude. It was also about these that Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied, saying, “Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of his holy ones to execute judgment on all and to convict all the ungodly of all their deeds of ungodliness that they have committed in such an ungodly way,…

Is this news Good?

With Easter come and gone I have been thinking about our message and why it doesn’t always sound as good as it is supposed to sound. The Gospel.  The cornerstone of our faith. Romans gives us a great summation of how to have faith. The Romans Road as some have dubbed it is a series…

A Sermon, Blindness and John 9

This is a sermon/talk I gave back in April that I wanted to re-post here simply to have it close by. Some of you may have heard this already.  I won’t write much about this because this sermon will take about 35 minutes of your time to listen to. If interested take the time to…

A Tale of Two Fathers

So now that Raphael has come I am a father, I have been thinking. I know that God is our father, but I have been grappling with a full translation of that means. When talking with people about what this looks like, it is easy to simply say that out father in heaven will take…