"As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, 'Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?' 'Neither this man nor his parents sinned,' said Jesus, 'but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.'" (John 9:1-3) By Scott... Continue Reading →
5 Steps That Help Church Leaders Stay out of Trouble
By Dan Reiland No one ever starts out in ministry expecting to mess up, fail or quit. We all begin with great vision, enthusiasm, and dreams of changing the world for good. So what goes wrong? Why do good and godly leaders (church staff and volunteer) end up crashing in ministry, and end up out... Continue Reading →
What do You do With The Robber?
Dr. Donald M. Joy writes in his book, The Holy Spirit and You, about sin being a thief. His analogy equates the principle of sin to an armed robber in one's home, an outlaw in the heart. This is not far-fetched: John 10:10 tells us “the thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy.” Imagine... Continue Reading →
Taking Forgiveness For Granted
By Scott Armstrong “Come, let us return to the Lord. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds” (Hosea 6:1). (Read Hosea 5:15 - 6:6) This passage records a conversation between God and his people. The Lord starts in 5:15 by longing that his rebellious... Continue Reading →
Ain’t No Difference
By Scott Armstrong "For there is no difference; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins... Continue Reading →
Jesus in the E.R.
Por Scott Armstrong "On hearing this, Jesus said, 'It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners'" Matthew 9:12-13 NIV. (Read Matthew 9:9-13) I have to admit. The Emergency Room is... Continue Reading →
Compassion for the Lost
Rev. Ken Childress Isaiah chapter 6, verse 8: "I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then I said, here am I! Send me." Is it possible, after we have been baptized with the Holy Spirit, to be satisfied with what we see? What made... Continue Reading →