When the Building Falls

2 Corinthians 5:1 "For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens." I believe wholeheartedly that if my church building crumbled tomorrow, we would meet in a field somewhere. That is because we have become … Continue reading When the Building Falls

Become All Things for God

1 Corinthians 9:20 "And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law; 21 To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, … Continue reading Become All Things for God

Be Warned

“I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.”‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭4:14‬ Evangelistic Christians who openly discuss their faith often cause shame in the listener. This is one reason why street preaching, door knocking, and hard preaching are so abhorred in our sinful society. We Christians are motivated to … Continue reading Be Warned

Professing Wisdom is Foolish

Photo from inc.com Romans 1:22 "Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools" In a world in which every average person with an opinion (including Simmons' Opinions) has a blog, YouTube channel, or podcast, this is one of those verses that really hits home for me. During my time as a graduate student, I was … Continue reading Professing Wisdom is Foolish

Facing Social Rejection

Acts 21:13 "Then Paul answered, What mean ye to weep and to break mine heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus." Paul was warned that the Jews were looking to arrest him. They implored Paul to stay away from … Continue reading Facing Social Rejection

Knowing the Unknown God

Acts 17:23 "For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, To The Unknown God. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you." The Greeks and Romans were polytheists - as were many ancient cultures. However, they still had room for a "god" that they did … Continue reading Knowing the Unknown God

Eliminating Differences

Acts 15:9 "And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith." "Us" are the Jews and "them" are the Gentiles. Peter is saying that when "we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they" (verse 11). Salvation eliminates our social, racial, gender, … Continue reading Eliminating Differences

Speak Boldly

Acts 9:29 "And he spake boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus, and disputed against the Grecians: but they went about to slay him." After Paul's conversion, he almost immediately began preaching. The Grecians of this day were Greeks, but also Jews who spoke Greek. Paul was also a Greek speaking Jew, so he … Continue reading Speak Boldly

I Pledge Allegiance to the Son

John 19:15 "But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar." This verse is indicative of modern "Christians" who put their politics above God. We see this from the Left as government has … Continue reading I Pledge Allegiance to the Son

This World is Overcome

John 16:33 "These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." In my nearly 40 years of life, I have never seen the entire world in so much chaos. I have never experienced … Continue reading This World is Overcome