Category: Morality

Maleness or Manhood?

Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. Let all your things be done with charity. (1 Corinthians 16:13-14 KJV) Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong. And do everything with love. (1 Corinthians…

Signs That Make You Wonder

Obviously, the law applies to those to whom it was given, for its purpose is to keep people from having excuses, and to show that the entire world is guilty before God. For no one can ever be made right with God by doing…

Church Supernaturally: Last Days Strategy

Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. (Philippians 4:5 NKJV) This verse has intrigued me since I first read it in 1979.  This translation has “gentleness” as the quality we are to demonstrate to others as the Day…

Church Supernaturally: But for the Grace…

Dear brothers and sisters, if another believer is overcome by some sin, you who are godly should gently and humbly help that person back onto the right path. And be careful not to fall into the same temptation yourself. Share each other’s burdens, and…

Curmudgeon Alert: Abortion DoubleSpeak

       Curmudgeon: – a crusty, irascible, cantankerous old person full of stubborn ideas. (The Free Dictionary) “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” George Orwell I normally don’t respond…

Out of the Abundance of the Heart: Election Time

  Let’s save the First Amendment, Amigos. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to…

Signs That Make You Wonder

For our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit and in much assurance, as you know what kind of men we were among you for your sake. (1 Thessalonians 1:5 NKJV) Choosing Better…

Curmudgeon Alert!

Curmudgeon: – a crusty, irascible, cantankerous old person full of stubborn ideas.   (The Free Dictionary) I have decided that for my sanity and your edification, I am going to regularly take a few moments to express my inner curmudgeon. Most of my life…

The Year of Overcoming Triskaidekaphobia

Thursday, January 10, 2013 Building People of Substance for Works of Power Trust and obey, Friend. Like most preachers, I usually make some sort of proclamation concerning the New Year. This year I have deemed it “The Year of Overcoming Triskaidekaphobia.” For those who…

Rules and Hearts.

Rules are necessary to set boundaries for the flesh and guidance for unrenewed minds. Rules do not change hearts. Without a change of heart, I cannot help anyone. Only God can change a heart, and He will only perform heart surgery with the consent…

Missing Ike

President Obama quipped in a speech in Iowa that the Republican convention espoused ideas “better suited for the last century. “You might as well have watched it on a black and white TV.” the crowd laughed and cheered. That set me to thinking: the…

Put Jack back in his box

Bored with listening to politicians bloviate, I moved to an entertainment channel where I found a commercial for a burger chain.  The mascot for said chain is a humanoid with a round clown head designed to look like a jack-in-the-box.  This character and his…