We need more REAL spiritual fathers!

“The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses 'seat, so do and observe whatever they tell you, but not the works they do. For they preach, but do not practice. They tie up heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on people's shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to move them with their … Continue reading We need more REAL spiritual fathers!

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What do you mean, the 10 Commandments don’t apply to me???

Any time I want people to look at me like I've grown a third eye, I bring this topic up. I'm kidding… sort of. I bring it up because I believe it’s very important to understand and has a significant impact in how we study the Bible. According to scripture, the 10 Commandments do not apply … Continue reading What do you mean, the 10 Commandments don’t apply to me???

Why we can’t be “red-letter Christians”

I’ve personally used the term “red-letter Christian” for a while. I actually didn’t know there was an official “movement” by that name – one that was formed by people who were concerned about the politicization of Christianity and its seeming alliance with right-wing political groups. Their claim is they want to transcend politics and unite … Continue reading Why we can’t be “red-letter Christians”

How I can be sure God will answer my next prayer?

There's a natural follow-up to last week's blog. We talked about why it sometimes seems like God hasn't answered our prayers - or maybe that the answer to that prayer seemed to be no for a number of reasons that are discussed in scripture. So that leads us to ask: How do I pray prayers … Continue reading How I can be sure God will answer my next prayer?