Excuses

One day a pastor decided to visit a delinquent member that had not been attending church.  As the pastor entered the member’s home he sat down and began a friendly dialogue but eventually got down to the reason for his visit.  The pastor said, “Don, I’ve noticed that we have not been seeing you at …

Advertisements

I am the Greatest

Before he came along modesty, humility, and generosity to one’s opponent was the norm.  After he came self-promotion, bragging, arrogance, and conceit took over.  Today, when you see an athlete preen before the camera, thump his chest over a play just made, or put on some kind of overt display to draw attention to himself …

Bad Bad Barabbas

There is no way to “white wash it” or “sugar coat it”; Barabbas was a bad man. Mt. 27:16 indicates “And they had then a notorious prisoner called Barabbas.” Mark 15:7 adds that he was a rebel against the Roman occupation and had committed murder in the insurrection the zealots carried out against Roman authority. …

And God Knew

It is important to us as human beings, that we get the sense that there are others that know that through which we are going.  This does not always portend that that through which we are going is of a negative nature.   Many times we want people to know what blessings are going on in …