Grace vs. Law

Grace vs. Law

Nothing in life is free! “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9) Just because something is free to you doesn’t mean it didn’t...
The Test of Love: Forgiveness

The Test of Love: Forgiveness

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a permanent attitude.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. In my years of ministry experience, I have discovered that most personal problems of Christians are related to forgiveness. Some don’t understand God’s...
How to Respond to Critics

How to Respond to Critics

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. Hogwash! Words do hurt. It’s better to say, Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will break my heart. The effect of harmful words outlast any physical blow. Among the trials we face in...
Suffering Prepares Us To Comfort Others

Suffering Prepares Us To Comfort Others

Why do bad things happen to good people? Why do bad things happen to God’s people? This is one of the most difficult, yet most universal, questions a person can ask. When life falls apart, the natural response is to turn to God. Actually, that is one of the...
God Comforts the Suffering

God Comforts the Suffering

People are hurting everywhere. In reality, we are all suffering through something. Life can tragically hit us in the face with more problems than we can handle. I know it has hit me pretty hard at times. In our Men’s Bible Study on Wednesdays we are studying the...