Pastor's Thoughts (Page 7)

Decisional Christianity

As I talk to people I often here the terms “accepted Jesus” or “made a decision for Jesus” or “invited Jesus into my heart” when referring to salvation. Whenever I hear it, you’d think as a pastor I would celebrate, but the reality is, it saddens me to some extent. It saddens me first of all that we use unbiblical terms to teach people about salvation in Jesus. Nowhere in the Bible are we taught to “accept Jesus” or “invite…

Calamity Coming

May 20th, 2013 an F5 tornado with winds peaking at more than 200 Miles per hour hits Moore, Oklahoma. Neighborhoods, stores, and schools are indiscriminately flattened by this monster storm which appeared out of nowhere. When warning sirens started blaring, thousands of people headed for shelter where ever is could be found. Sadly, many did not have time to make it to shelter, some were forced to take refuge in areas that were not suitable to protect them, and as…

A Heart of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is at the very heart of the Christian life. An acknowledgement of God’s greatness and might, and my small status in need of His provision and protection which can only come as a means of His wonderful grace, because I don’t deserve anything good from His hand. It has been said “anything this side of hell is God’s grace”. When we see our God as He truly is, which is revealed to us on the pages of the Bible,…

Lord of All

Matthew 28:18-20 “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”  This statement by Jesus at the end of Matthew’s gospel is well known by Christian’s, yet in our day, not…