I must admit that I was faced with disappointment this past Easter. I went to a local charismatic church to worship the risen Lord and instead all I heard was songs about us and what we are going to do, instead of what the Lord has done . . . Consider the opening song, “IContinue reading “When We Become the Focus of Worship (Pt 1) . . .”
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To Tell the Truth . . .
There was an American TV show that began in 1956 and has continued to run in one form or another since 1956 called To Tell the Truth. There were three panelists. All of them trying to convince the celebrity guests of which one of them was the real person described. At the end of eachContinue reading “To Tell the Truth . . .”
Can’t Buy Me Love . . . (Pt 3)
Once again, I will start with the disclaimer, that I do not feel that the Beatles have lived a life worth emulating as a Christian, but they seemed to have learned a lesson that the modern church still struggles with. I almost entitled today’s post from the 1972 song “Where is the Love” by RobertaContinue reading “Can’t Buy Me Love . . . (Pt 3)”
Can’t Buy Me Love . . . (Pt 2)
In the last post we looked at the abhorrent way God looks at trying to take money in exchange to become more spiritual. And while I am hard pressed to even remotely suggest that we are to emulate the way the Beatles lived their lives; it seems early on in their musical career they hadContinue reading “Can’t Buy Me Love . . . (Pt 2)”
Shake, Rattle, and Roll . . .
How do we know that we love God? John seems to be the one turn to for wisdom: John 8:42 NASB – 42 Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and have come from God, for I have not even come on My own initiative,Continue reading “Shake, Rattle, and Roll . . .”
The Forbidden Jewel . . .
AW Tozer is considered by many to an excellent theologian. He was a self taught individual who would best be described as a “pull your self up by your bootstraps” type of guy. He was ordained by the Christian Missionary and Alliance church. But he made a serious judgement gaff when he attempted to describeContinue reading “The Forbidden Jewel . . .”
Through Heaven’s Eyes . . .
In America, there was a talk show that ran on the air from 1952 through 1970 called the Art Linkletter Show. Now the show was not a Christian talk show but the host was a Christian. One day, in the late 60’s, Art had on a female guest who he knew was a conservative Christian.Continue reading “Through Heaven’s Eyes . . .”
I Know What’s Best For You . . .
In the classic book Animal Farm, George Orwell makes an astonishing statement: “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” Consider for a moment the phrase, “I know what’s best for you.” This phrase can take on several meanings in English depending upon where the spoken emphasis is placed. All ofContinue reading “I Know What’s Best For You . . .”
Never Assume Anything . . .
One of the sad tendencies of the modern church is place prophets and leaders on pedestals. As we have seen regarding kings, having God’s anointing does NOT equal having God’s approval. That is no less true for prophets. No one is ever to be followed blindly. 1 John 4:1 NASB – 1 Beloved, do notContinue reading “Never Assume Anything . . .”
Do As I Say Not as I Do . . .
There is much confusion today in the church between having God’s anointing and having God’s approval. There is no prophet that has come close to the relationship that God had with Moses Deuteronomy 34:10-12 NASB – 10 Since that time no prophet has risen in Israel like Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face,Continue reading “Do As I Say Not as I Do . . .”