Does everything “go better” with Jesus?
Anthropology , Ecclesiology , Soteriology / September 23, 2013

Today, I am addressing the school of thought that says “things go better with Jesus,” like the old Coca cola commercial used to claim about the product it sold.  Is this in fact the case? I can categorically state that it does NOT.  In fact, I searched the scriptures for quotes from Jesus that I could use to demonstrate the concept of a better life by believing Jesus.  My search took me through 16 different…

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Encouragement, not condemnation…
Ecclesiology / September 22, 2013

“For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep, we will live together with Him. Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing.”  1 Thessalonians 5:9-11 (NASB) Something we need to be aware of is that as Christians, it is our sacred duty to be an encourager.  I…

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Forsake NOT the assembling of yourselves together…
Ecclesiology / September 22, 2013

“…not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.”  Hebrews 10:25 I am reminded today sadly of those who make a choice to NOT attend worship because of some perceived grievance or because something else has become a higher priority than the King of the universe.  (Now there’s a modern definition of idolatry!) In this verse, our…

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Jesus, Friend of Sinners – Our Example for Life
Ecclesiology , Hamartiology , Soteriology / August 27, 2013

I was able to share this with my congregation from the pulpit a few months ago.  The Lord Spoke. Before I begin, I need to give a bit of background.  One of the biggest needs that I see today in Christianity is for people outside the church to see people with reality with God.  Even as I speak those words, I recognize that I hear that phrase, “reality with God,” a fair bit, and it doesn’t always…

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The Dangers of the Sign/Gift Ministry

This morning, I was watching some Christian television on Vision TV, or shat passes for religious programming in Canada.  After In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley, another show called “It’s Supernatural” came on.  The host is a gentleman named Sid Roth, who is sometimes okay, and sometimes a little more given to the prosperity gospel than he should be.  This morning was a little over the top. I don’t remember the name of his guest,…

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