Monthly Blog Archives: July 2017

Just a Little Talk with Jesus Is All It Takes

Just a Little Talk with Jesus Is All It Takes

“Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.” Isaiah 1:18 Here’s a lyric to an old gospel song you may recall: “I once was lost in sin, but Jesus took me in.” That familiar line comes from Just a Little Talk with Jesus — written in 1937 by gospel music legend, Cleavant Derricks. And it raises some interesting questions. If someone is lost in sin, is a little talk with Jesus all that’s necessary for […]

Why The Bible is the Greatest Book Ever Written

Why The Bible is the Greatest Book Ever Written

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness… 2 Timothy 3:16 I graduated from high school in 1966. Can you imagine the changes in textbooks since then? My old science book would be amusing if not laughable. If you’re still blessed with youth, hang in there. Many of the things you learned in school will ultimately become obsolete or be proven wrong. In fact, as time marches on, our world changes around us. Thankfully, there is one thing that has remained constant, true, and consistently reliable through the ages. That’s the Bible. Oh, there have […]

The Best Thing You Can Do for Your Children

The Best Thing You Can Do for Your Children

Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6 I wonder how many Christian parents have been disappointed by this scripture verse? Children don’t always turn out the way we hope, despite our best intentions and planning. Am I saying Proverbs 22:6 is wrong? No. Not at all. But I am saying that it must be taken in context with the entirety of God’s word. Heaven is a matter of individual choice. You can point your children in the right direction, give them the best possible Christian education, […]

How to Prevent Christian Service Burnout

How to Prevent Christian Service Burnout

Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.” Luke 9:62 Jesus used the plow analogy to express the commitment required of certain of His followers for a specific task. Not all would be suited for the challenge. He needed a few good men. In verse 58 of Luke 9, Jesus told a prospective follower, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.” The work to which they were being called was a road trip with few […]

Get Out of Your Rut and Get On with Your Life

Get Out of Your Rut and Get On with Your Life

18 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. 19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:18-19 The past can cripple you. It’s like burying your head in the sand and missing out on new blessings from God. Several weeks ago, Janet and I visited an antique store. As we were checking out, a gentleman stopped me and asked if I was Burt from the old Burt and Kurt Show on the radio. Talk about […]

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