What Is Love?

I have noticed that many have a very different idea of what the definition of “love” is.  It seems that for some this word is defined by unconditional acceptance.  This is a very dangerous misconception and has no real foundation in scripture or life. Many will point to what is stated in John 3:17 in …

Jesus Freaks

Have you all read this book?  Jesus Freaks, Martyrs by DC Talk and Voices of the Martyrs.   I couldn’t put it down. The things people go through to just be able to worship God! They give all to have a chance to worship and share the gospel with others. They are beaten, imprisoned without …

Child’s Faith

Sometimes kids can see things differently than we do and sometimes kids say the most unexpected things. In the book, She Can Laugh at the Days to Come by Valerie Bell, I found the following interesting. We had guests over one night and our talk turned lightly to what heaven might be like.  My extroverted …

Faithful to the End

Be Faithful to the End!   by George Whitten, Editor of Worthy Devotions A careful reading through the life of the Apostle Paul will yield insight concerning those who surrounded him. In this brief devotion, I want to focus on two of Paul’s friends — Luke and Demas. Luke was a true and faithful friend …

Why Reform

     Well it has been a long time coming but I am finally ready to go on with this blogging thing. Today I would like to discuss reform. Not just reform in the way that the Church holds service but reform of every part of how the Church works in each of us.  The …

Liberty

      The question of liberty has been with us for a long time and it seems we are no closer to an answer today than we have ever been.  Is it good that people should be free to say and think what they will without fearing retribution from their peers or the government …

Just Thinking

As I sat at the Azle Keepers of the Promise meeting this morning I heard a very thought provoking point. The speaker mentioned an email he had received titled “We Didn’t Start This Fire”. The main point of reference was the current political dilemma which we “Conservatives,” find ourselves in.  As I listened though the …

Now What?

I am as unhappy as anyone about the current politics but I believe this is the bottom line and would never support violent acts. Remember Jesus and the ear of the high priest’s servant, Malchus. Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love …

Whom Shall I Fear?

Whom Shall I Fear? NOTHING CAN SEPARATE US FROM GOD’S LOVE!! What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? …

World View

The “World” view on human history is that man began as an animal or “neanderthal” being who was not responsible for his actions. This animal like creature wandered the world hiding and killing what he could with rocks or sticks, mating with who or whatever he could overcome and surviving by chance. The “Godly” view …