Contributed on Jun 29, 2001
Old Testament Isaiah and New Testament James agreed on the two principal ingredients of genuine, lasting personal peace -- Let Go; Let God
13If you are wise and understand God¡¦s ways, live a life of steady goodness so that only good deeds will pour forth. And if you don¡¦t brag about the good you do, then you will be truly wise! 14But if you are bitterly jealous and there is selfish ambition in your hearts, don¡¦t brag about being ...read more
Contributed on Jul 5, 2001
An apologetic on why to choose a servant attitude over a selfish attitude.
July 8, 2001 For eleven years a man named Merhan Karimi Nasseri was a man without a country. For eleven years he lived in a Paris airport. He had no passport. He had no citizenship. He had no papers that enabled him to leave the airport or fly to another country. He had been expelled from ...read more
Contributed on Jul 13, 2001
James calles it doublemindedness -- we call it playing both sides of the fence -- what will help our human tendency to live a "double life"?
July 15, 2001 7So humble yourselves before God. Resist the Devil, and he will flee from you. 8Draw close to God, and God will draw close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, you hypocrites. 9Let there be tears for the wrong things you have done. Let there be sorrow and ...read more
Contributed on Jul 19, 2001
Cooperation in ministry is vital. Here are the marks of a cooperating church
July 22, 2001 Doing the work of ministry is like eating an elephant¡Kyou take one bite at a time! The reason is obvious¡Kthe hide of an elephant, is thick, tough, and the elephant doesn¡¦t let go of it without a fuss! In the same way, ministry can be an uphill struggle: „Ñ People get ...read more
Contributed on Aug 6, 2001
A look at materialism -- its damaging effect, and the cures.
August 8, 2001 And a final word to you arrogant rich: Take some lessons in lament. You’ll need buckets for the tears when the crash comes upon you. Your money is corrupt and your fine clothes stink. Your greedy luxuries are a cancer in your gut, destroying your life from within. You thought you ...read more
Contributed on Aug 9, 2001
Understanding the sovereignty of God, and how that should affect the way I live.
August 12, 2001 The Sovereignty of God is more than a doctrine. If I have learned anything about how much control God exerts on everything in life it is these two: a. There are no accidents. When a cowboy applied for health insurance, the agent routinely asked if he had had any accidents ...read more