Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. Isaiah 5:20 As I sat and watched nothing less than a shameless display of jubilation, my spirit was grieved within me. Rebellious revelers responding with glee at the decision handed … Continue reading The Illusion of Vindication
Have you ever been to a revival? Careful how you answer. Most people generally associate revivals with a meeting of some kind. The scheduled gathering of a group of high profile speakers, a few dynamic choirs, a large amount of people (if it has been marketed properly), several powerful worship leaders and an 'anointed' word, is usually what … Continue reading A Revival of Repentance
I've heard people say that when they pray, and ask God for something, they pray specifically. Not a thing wrong with that. 1 John 5:15 says: And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of him. It says whatever we ask right? … Continue reading Careful What You Pray For-You Might Just Get It!
What did he say? My mind blinked. Then it paused just before it began to race with a flood of emotions. How should I react to this? Should I be angry? Embarrassed? Offended? I sat there nonplussed as my brain struggled to make sense of what my now burning ears had just heard. I mean the venue was safe enough or … Continue reading Profanity in the Pews
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. Romans 1:16 For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross … Continue reading The Real Gospel
Allow me to set the stage. Several years back I was standing outside of a church after the service. The weather was cold, raw and damp. The preacher that day was compelling and dynamic. As people continued to file out, adjusting their coats and jackets to the inclement weather, out comes the preacher of the day, dressed … Continue reading Leaving The Word Behind
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson was riding high. Just two weeks prior to the big game, he had virtually snatched victory from the jaws of defeat - only to suffer a heartbreaking loss in the big game. Yet he was able to put things in proper perspective during a post game interview when he stated … Continue reading Riding High