Tag: love your neighbor

Division

The apostle Paul ends the book of Romans with a discussion about division in the church.  Those Christians who were brought up with the Jewish traditions were concerned about those Christians who were not following the traditional Jewish religious rules and regulations.  Paul spends…

Prescription for Christian Living

In chapters twelve and thirteen of the book of Romans, the apostle Paul gives us a long list of do’s and don’ts that paint a graphic picture of a well-managed Christian life.  It would be a good idea to keep this list on your…

Autopilot

When we are learning a new skill, there are a bunch of rules and precise steps that need to be followed to achieve success.  In the beginning, we tend to stress over each and every rule to the point that our efforts are weakened. …

My Yoke is Light

President Bill Clinton’s birth name was William Jefferson Blythe after his father who died in a car crash.  Later in life, Clinton’s mom remarried and William Jefferson Blythe took on the last name of his step-father Roger Clinton, thus becoming the Bill Clinton we…

Rock Foundation

At the end of the Sermon on the Mount, the first major sermon that Jesus delivered, He gave a few tips on what we need to do to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.  Much of what Jesus shared in the Sermon on the Mount…

Stand Up for Jesus!

“Your kingdom come; your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”  Matthew 6:10 (NASB) If we truly want Jesus to return and His kingdom to come, we need to be much more focused on following His instructions.  We need to let…

A Ready Servant

 “Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning.”   Luke 12:35 (NIV) When the master of a faithful servant is away, the faithful servant will remain ready for his return twenty-four-seven.  If you want to keep your job you don’t want to be…

Travel to Another World

Our journey through this world is difficult, confusing, and somewhat of a mystery.  We all have questions.  How can the many ugly things we see every day be allowed by God?  Why does God make understanding the Bible so difficult?  Why is it not…

Built from the Ground Up

Have you ever watched a skyscraper being built?  They start by digging a big hole, then pour concrete footings, add steel beams, and lots of glass, along with countless hours of hard work by hundreds if not thousands of skilled craftsmen.  The finish work…

Growing in the Lord

If you’re a follower of Jesus Christ, your roots are firmly planted in the Lord.  The question then becomes are you growing in the Lord?  Are your roots sinking deep into the soil and are your branches reaching up toward the sun?  Are you…