“Why is sex before marriage a sin?” asked Linda, one of our regular readers in response to a recent post.
Linda added, “I can see how extramarital affairs, sex outside marriage can be (sinful).” She further suggested the only dangers to sex before marriage might be “unwanted sexual diseases or an unexpected or unplanned pregnancy.” However, she opined that “thankfully these days many people have access to safe birth control and condoms so they do not have to suffer heart-wrenching punishing consequences.” Continue reading
The benefits of a regular exercise program are well documented and promoted constantly through TV ads, books, magazines, and social media posts.
Someone came up with a daily exercise for the non-athletic, sedentary person along with the number of calories burned by each activity.
Beating around the bush………………… 75
Jumping to conclusions…………………..100
Climbing the walls…………………………150 Continue reading
If you google “something is wrong with the church” you’ll get 216 million results in .55 seconds.
Quickly perusing the articles, the answers carry a similar theme.
“5 stupid things the church needs to quit doing.”
“Anatomy of a sick church:10 Symptoms to watch.”
“7 Things We Get Wrong About Worship.”
“12 Reasons Millennials are Over Church.” Continue reading
One of our regular readers, Stephen, wrote requesting a post on “how to treat people outside of our Church.”
He further asked, “If we see someone outside the Church being hurt, what does God say that we should do?”
The Bible is a book, not only about sin, salvation, and redemption, it speaks specifically to our relationships. All relationships. Including our relationships with those who are not a part of our church family, who are not Christians. Continue reading
The story is told that during the Presidency of Woodrow Wilson one of his secretaries suggested dropping work for a diversion which he knew would appeal to the President.
“My boss won’t let me do it,” replied President Wilson.
“Your boss?” questioned the Secretary, wondering who could be the boss of the chief executive of the United States. Continue reading
In a new promotional video for the so-called reality show “The Bachelorette” Hannah Brown is talking with contestant Luke Parker, who is telling her what he thinks about sex.
“Let’s talk about sex and how the marriage bed should be kept pure,” Luke told Hannah.
“Let’s say you have had sex with one or multiple of these guys, I would be wanting to go home,” Luke admitted. Continue reading
“There is nothing so fatal to character as half-finished tasks,” wrote David Lloyd Geroge.
Life is full of challenges, tasks, and burdens that can wear us out, wear us down and fill our hearts with weariness.
Possibly, you’ve heard about this man who exemplified persistence and perseverance to an incredible degree. His life story is condensed in these events with his age when they occurred on the right. Continue reading
This week I’m preaching in a meeting at Wellandport, Ontario, Canada. Last night a lady walked out of the building, shook my hand and wistfully commented, “I wish more people could have been here to have heard that sermon.”
The building was almost full. But I believe she was commenting more on the importance of the message preached than the messenger who delivered it. Or the number who attended. Continue reading
In July, Norma Jean and I are going to Israel with Barry Britnell and the Florida College Hutchinson Bell group.
In the past several months we have been reading, planning, and preparing, for the day we leave. To help us, Barry has been sending emails with suggestions to help us get ready. And in each email, he’s counting down the days. Continue reading
Several years ago in a blog post author, Rick Warren, in David Letterman style identified Ten Great American Lies:
#10 Your table will be ready in a minute.
#9 One size fits all.
#8 This will hurt me more than it hurts you.
#7 I’m sorry I’m late. I got stuck in traffic. Continue reading