A Life for a Life

We must decide upon some things. This is not easy theology. It calls us to take decisive action. The idea of Jesus dying on the cross for my sin is brutal. I’m left with the idea that I contributed to His death. But my sin had to be covered, and alas, and He did so.Continue reading “A Life for a Life”

To Give Beyond Giving

“Calling his followers to him, Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, this poor widow gave more than all those rich people.” Mark 12:43, NCV Heaven uses scales that earth knows nothing about.  Jesus calls out to His disciples, and they gather up close.  Life has a way of teaching us incredible things.  Circumstances usually makeContinue reading “To Give Beyond Giving”

When Despair Empties You

“It is through much tribulation that we enter the kingdom of Heaven.”   Acts 14:22 As a broken believer this happens to me: #1, I breakdown, and begin to fray. I begin to despair. #2, my own ‘faith’ is questioned, I’m burdened by my sin and guilt, I eventially become unsure of my salvation. #3,Continue reading “When Despair Empties You”

We’re Pretty Much Scum

“To this very hour we go hungry and thirsty, we are in rags, we are brutally treated, we are homeless. 12 We work hard with our own hands. When we are cursed, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it; 13 when we are slandered, we answer kindly. We have become the scum of the earth,Continue reading “We’re Pretty Much Scum”