Redefining Marriage Doesn’t Define My Marriage

"Husbands, love your wives as Christ loved the Church and gave Himself up for her." -Ephesians 5:25  I love my wife. She is a stream of wisdom, a gracious counselor, servant-hearted Mom, and a beautiful work of art. I am glad God united us together in marriage and we get to spend the rest of... Continue Reading →

The Importance of Being Baptized in Jesus’ Name

"Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit." - Acts 2:38 Everyone has a name. My last name represents my forefathers, heritage, and personal identity. When I go to the bank, I need... Continue Reading →

The Dieography of Christ

 "If Christ didn't rise from the dead, we of all people are most to be pitied." - Apostle Paul Daniel Webster was a leading American Senator from Massachusetts during the period leading up to the Civil War. He participated in important U.S. Supreme Court cases, which bolstered the authority of the Federal government. His biography, which... Continue Reading →

Breaking the Chain of Addiction

"No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it." - 1 Corinthians 10:13 Introduction: I chewed tobacco for seven years... Continue Reading →

Extending Grace in a Culture of Revenge

There are 5 members of my family. I have two older brothers, Tyson and Brian. They are both in the medical field working as doctors. My Father made his living as a Physical Therapist and business owner while my Mom stayed at home. I had a great experience growing up. My family demonstrated mercy, forgiveness, and... Continue Reading →

Use Your Time Wisely For God

What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes." - James 4:14Idea: The average American lives to be 78 years old. If you multiply this number by a year, that gives 28,470 days of life. The first 15 years are spent in childhood and early adolescence. Approximately... Continue Reading →

The Role of the Holy Spirit in the Great Commission

"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the Earth." - Acts 1:8-9 Read Acts 1:8-9. Meditate on this scripture passage for 20 minutes and ask yourself: What is the main... Continue Reading →

The Parable of the other Prodigal Son

Read Luke 15:11-32. Meditate on this scripture passage for 20 minutes and ask yourself: What is the main idea? What are good questions to ask? How can I apply this story to my life?Main Idea (s) 1. The story of the Prodigal Son is in a series with two other like-minded parables, the lost sheep and the... Continue Reading →

Overcoming Stress in an Anxiety Infested World

 “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” – 1 Peter 5:7 I will be leaving tomorrow from Chicago to fly across the world to Kiev, Ukraine. You might ask: “Why are you flying to an area of war and political dissension?” The reason is family. My wife, son, and I will... Continue Reading →

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