Solitude

Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed. Mark: 1:35 One of the most important and beneficial Christian disciplines is the practice of solitude. We see in the life of Jesus this withdrawing from the crowd and going to…

A Simple Life

“As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it proves unfruitful.” Matthew 13:22    Most of us in the Christian community are trying to strike a balance between a “good” quality of life…

How To Evaluate Our Lives

Recently I asked some Christian friends regarding the quality of their lives. I asked are you experiencing what you thought life would be like after becoming a Christian. Most of them said to be honest no, we thought after becoming a Christian our life would be much easier, but it seems like it’s been one…

Our Culture’s Impact On The Church

The dominate philosophy in our society is secularism. Our culture influences us to a great extent, maybe more than we realize. We are bombarded daily with secular ideology, and cannot avoid its influences. But what about the church? One of our tendencies is, in order to be relevant we try to adjust to the culture….

Superficial Spirituality

Have you ever wondered why doesn’t the Lord answer your prayers? In Isaiah 58 the Israelite wondered about the same thing. They fasted and humbled themselves possibly to have their voices heard on high but to no avail. In Isaiah 58:3 they asked the question “why have we fasted, and you see it not? Why…

Church Inc.

  My friend attends a church that has four services and several thousand members. He recently got divorced and is trying to put his life back on track. About a couple of weeks ago he received an email from one of the elders on staff. This elder wanted him to come to a meeting and…

Tips on Personal Evangelism

In this article I wanted to share a little bit about the subject of personal Evangelism. This article is by no means exhaustive in its approach to the subject. Our goal here is to point out some of the misconceptions we have regarding personal Evangelism. Many programs and ideas have been put forth to help…

How Do We Believe?

How do we believe? An atheist gentleman once asked me “how does one believe and come to Christ?” It seems to be a simple question, but it’s one that most of us may get it wrong! In these past few months I posed this question to some Christian friends. Both young and old, and in…

Is Satan Real?

Is Satan real? Or is he a representation of evil? Is Satan a being or is he just an influence or a force? A while ago I had a conversation with an individual regarding the existence of the Evil. This gentleman asked me, “How can anyone in this day and age believe that there is…

Worldliness

What does it mean to be worldly? Most of us associate worldliness with the way people dress or the way they wear their makeup. But what exactly is worldliness? There are several words in the Bible that have been translated the world. The most significant one is kosmos. The basic meaning of Kosmos is: order,…

Unfixable

This week I was meditating on the unfixable circumstances that come into our lives. It seems like whether you are a Christian or not, sooner or later we all face situations in our lives that seem to be unfixable. These circumstances come to people in different forms. For some it’s a son or daughter who is going…

For You There Is A God

Last week I overheard a conversation between two young ladies regarding the existence of God. The first lady believed there is a God and was giving her reasons for the existence of God. After a while the second lady said, “If you believe there is a God then for you there is one, but I…