My alma mater, Texas Tech, has a wonderful tradition at the kickoff of every home football game. Fans will throw tortillas (Frisbee style) onto the field to go along with the gun shots that signal the beginning of the game. It's an awesome sight to see hundreds and hundreds of tortillas go airborne and then … Continue reading Eternal Security and Perseverance
Anytime I get sick, I usually feel lethargic and weak. If I attempt to exert any amount of effort, I become easily winded and lightheaded; forcing me to sit down. I will typically put off going to the doctor until I am at the point where I can no longer function normally. Many times, we … Continue reading Fighting Against the Disease
"God doesn't need you." This is a common sentiment that we express when speaking about humility. There is truth to this statement; God truly doesn't need us and would still be God of all glory and honor without us and our efforts. But for the sake of argument, let me add a second clause to … Continue reading God Doesn’t Need You, but I Do
Baseball and statistics go together like Baptists and potlucks. One of the statistics that is commonly used today is called Wins Above Replacement (WAR). This is a mathematical formula used to project the numbers of wins an individual player contributes to the overall win total of the team. Many times when a player's WAR goes … Continue reading Rejoice in Weakness
You may have heard the saying, "Preach the gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words." The point is that we are so loving with our actions towards other people they will be able to see the gospel portrayed through us. While there is something right about our love being gospel motivated, the problem … Continue reading Knowing the Gospel
As Christians, we have a new nature that mirrors our heavenly Father. Because of this new nature our response to the news will be differ from the response of an unbeliever as we mimic God's character. Last week we briefly discussed some filters that we should employ as we watch the news, but if … Continue reading How Should a Christian Respond to the News?
Have you considered that your theology dictates the way that you consume and respond to the news? The news we consume is not passive, therefore we cannot be passive in our consumption of the information presented. If we sit back, allowing information to pour over us, without actively engaging it with the truth revealed … Continue reading How Should a Christian Watch the News?