Contributed on Jan 2, 2018
Christians have been taught that the tithe is a "spiritual bill" they must pay in order to keep the "windows of heaven" open. Is it possible that this passage is being used to teach something that it does not teach?
As a child, before my brothers and sisters and I would sit down for breakfast, we asked our father what we could do to please him so that he would let us eat. He’d tell us. If we wanted lunch money for school we would ask our father what would please him. He’d tell us. At supper time, as we sat ...read more
Contributed on Mar 22, 2018
This message challenges the doctrine, the belief, that God is responsible for birth defects. It also examines the question "Do children come from God?"
I have three children. At each of their births, my wife did what mothers tend to do – she held their hands and feet and gently rubbed them. I now know what she was doing. She was counting fingers and toes. And we always thanked God that He blessed us with healthy, normal children. A few years ...read more
Contributed on Apr 30, 2018
The story of the widow's mite has been used to show Christians what their attitude toward giving should be. This message challenges that traditional and longstanding teaching.
Growing up I don’t think I heard a teaching about the widow’s mite that did not take the widow and make her the standard by which all of us are to give when it comes to our giving. “This poor widow woman came to the altar and gave her last mite. She did that for the Lord! What an example she is ...read more
Contributed on May 15, 2018
A brief look at Job 1 and 2. It took me about 50 minutes to deliver this message.
This is a message about how we're taught unbelief, how we’re taught to question God’s goodness in all situations. One of the reasons the Lord is starting to show me some things about how we teach unbelief is because in those areas where there is wrong belief, there is no faith. In those areas where ...read more