In my 50 years of preaching, I have studied with people who I thought understood the Truth and would obey the gospel. Yet, something held them back. I’ve heard various excuses.
“I know what you’re saying is true, but if I do that, then I’m condemning my grandma, because she didn’t believe that.”
“Someday I will be baptized.”
“I need more time to think about it.” Continue reading
“What’s in a name?” opined Juliet in Shakespeare’s famous play Romeo and Juliet.
Her answer: “That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”
This idea has often been applied religiously. Throughout my years of preaching I’ve heard people say, “There’s nothing in a name!”
But, is that really so? Continue reading
Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian.
I can remember as a boy hearing preachers say “Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian, anymore than sitting inside a henhouse makes you a chicken!” Yes, I know that dates me! But it’s a vivid analogy. Continue reading
Teacher Debbie Moon’s first graders were discussing a family picture. One little boy in the picture had a different color hair than the other family members. Billy suggested that he was adopted.
A Little girl named Jocelyn Jay said, “I know all about adoptions because I’m adopted!”
What does it mean to be adopted?” asked Andrea. Continue reading