Do not be mistaken or surprised. You will face opposition. You will experience struggle. You will face tough choices. You will walk through darkness, challenge, and fear. You will experience defeat, set backs, and obstacles. You will have hard times. Jesus said, “Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart,
So, let’s talk about life. I am pro-life because God is pro-life. God is the creator, redeemer, sustainer, and savior of life. God is so invested in life that not only did He create humans to be born, He also designed them to be born again so that their life would not only be a
It’s easy to believe in hindsight that the prophets in the Bible spoke the truth about events that have now taken place. For example, it doesn’t require great vision or understanding to identify that, in fact, the original states of Israel and Judah were eventually conquered and their people taken into exile as foretold.
The most dangerous force in the world today is misinformation. Misinformation can cause civil unrest, riots, and other conflicts. Misinformation can lead to violence and even war. Misinformation can be manufactured by people or by “bots”, by artificial intelligence or by human reporters. Misinformation can be promulgated in the mainstream media, through social media, through
In the modern world it has become acceptable to believe that nothing is really real, and so everything is acceptable. Movies and television portray fantastic beasts and fictional circumstances with such clarity and conviction that the common observer enjoys relaxing their skepticism, giving in to the willing suspension of disbelief, and experiencing the world of
Every Sunday morning at 9:30AM you’ll find me at 6315 Sykesville Road in Eldersburg, MD setting up for the Creation Springs Church 10:30AM weekly service. We put out a sign. We set up chairs. We hook up the sound system and put out the coffee and muffins. We put Bibles and bulletins on the chairs.
Life is short. Too short to waste time. Too short to hate. Too short to live with regret. Too short to give up. Too short to give in. Too short to accept defeat. Too short to spend it pursing things that don’t last. Too short to resist, reject, or obstruct the God given destiny that
Jesus healed the blind, the lame, the deaf, the mute, the sick, the possessed, the addicted, the broken, the fearful, the anxious, the diseased, the hungry, the poor, the thirsty — everyone who asked, who came, who touched, who listened — everyone who desired new life received it. But that was long ago and far
“Three things will last forever — faith, hope, and love — and the greatest of these is love.” – 1 Corinthians 13 What is love, really? Is love a feeling? an emotion? an experience? Is love a thought? a conclusion? a point of view? The apostle John summarized it this way, “God is love” –
Friday was defeat, Saturday was despair, Sunday was victory. “Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.” – Psalm 30 Are you ready for your resurrection? Are you ready for life — abundant, blessed, and whole? Are you ready to let go of your fear, your doubt, your hurts, your tears?
The problem with ignorance is that often you don’t know you have it. There are the things you know about yourself. There are the things that others know about you. And there are some things that only God knows about you. In the same way, there are things that you know about reality more broadly.
The brazen desert sun reflected mercilessly off of every rise, wallowing in the gaps between the dry cliff walls and the tawny wilderness floor. The opening crags of jutting rock faces joining to form the rugged hillsides of the desert of Judea seemed to move toward the afternoon sun as the light played its way in