Jesus was God in the flesh. God chose to come to earth in the form of a human so we can know who He is. He was obedient unto death and many have followed in those footsteps For centuries being slaughtered for their faith. The proper word for this is martyr. Stephen was the first to be martyred in Acts. Acts says Stephen looked up and Jesus was standing at the right hand of the Father. It’s the only place in scripture Jesus is standing. Jesus stood for Stephen.
Some of our kids are dead: gang shootings, domestic violence, a hit and run at night where he was left for dead like he was trash. Some of our kids are in jail: gangs, violence, drugs, theft, fraud. Some of our kids are in foster care: Mom chose her sex offender boyfriend over her children,... Continue Reading →
I think it was Shane Claiborne who said, (I’m paraphrasing here) one of the biggest problems we have here in the U.S. is that Christians don’t know the poor. It’s not that they don’t care about them, but that they don’t know them. Knowing people changes our perspective and can teach us a lot. Offer... Continue Reading →
Once I become more deeply involved in helping people I have discovered these do's and don'ts to be helpful and I hope they can help you too. These principles are especially helpful when we are involved helping family members and those we already know and have a relationship with as well. Creating boundaries for us... Continue Reading →
“Do I know you?” “What church do you go to?” “Maybe that’s where I know you from?” My friend responded saying she attended First Baptist and the conversation ensued in the aisle of a dollar store. The man then told her his car needed repair and asked her to buy him a certain belt for... Continue Reading →
I'm praying for those who have aborted a child as I cannot even imagine the pain this political season brings to them. Some who have aborted regret their decision later and this pain can linger for years and years. It’s a pain that isn’t spoken of except in the utmost of confidential situations like with... Continue Reading →
Pastors embezzling money, getting caught looking at porn, having affairs, the list goes on and on. What should church leaders do when a leader falls? Tell the Truth to your church family. People are hurting and talking a lot to one another when a leader has made a bad sinful decision. These conversations can quickly... Continue Reading →
“So in reality Baptists are the most broad-minded of all people in religion.” My Southern Baptist Sunday School class full of young Baptists in their 20s burst into laughter when I read this statement to them! This quote comes from The Baptist Faith and Message written by Herschel H. Hobbs. I’m using an edition that... Continue Reading →