Luke 15 is known as the parable of the Prodigal Son. Many think the word 'prodigal' has to do with the sin of being far from home. But the meaning goes much deeper than that! Prodigal: reckless, wasteful, extravagant to spend without reservation, restraint, or regret Prodigal most often is applied to the attitude of the … Continue reading The Prodigal
Is God indecisive? Is the Bible divided? No! Yet some would question hundreds of clear Bible teachings (teaching eternal security) because they do not understand a dozen vague passages (seemingly implying insecurity of salvation). The whole of Scripture has a singular teaching about salvation... either the Bible teaches you CAN or you CAN'T lose your salvation - not both.
I recently read that the average American loses $75 every year. Quarters in the couch, bills left in the cash dispenser, money laying near the register… Seventy-five dollars! But get this, the average income world-wide is only $69 per year. That’s right: Americans lose more money than most people make! Aren’t we blessed? But there is a danger with all the blessings... gravity.
The Grace of Gift-Giving II Corinthians 9:6-11, 15 Two forces at work – grace and gravity – (pulling us up or down) Christmas amplifies that reality Most unusual Christmas message – while most preachers work at emphasizing Christ, turning our attention away from presents…I’d like to look at grace’s heart…a giving heart…gifts and grace. While … Continue reading Grace vs. Gravity
Bitterness is fruit – Unforgiveness is the root – Tree of ungrace Grace and forgiveness – Linked “cycle:” Injury > Penalty / Debt > cancellation (of payment) Unforgiveness – hold hostages (does not set free) Hebrews 12:15 Creates bondage…the real loser is the one harboring bitterness / grudge…become a captive to negative emotions and resentment … Continue reading Grace’s #1 Enemy
Ever ask a child to fill up your glass? Filled to capacity, carrying it across the room - -trying not to spill it. What makes Christianity different from other religions? Grace – CS Lewis “Sufficient” – more than adequate; grace >= the need Its Enough for our Salvation Ephesians 2:4-8 Rags to Riches chapter – … Continue reading To the Brim