So, the other day I was confronted with the issue of abortion and someone said to me: “The Bible is silent about abortion; it says nothing against it. In fact many people in Jesus’ time had abortions.” This person even sent me an article supporting his view. How would you respond? The following is taken from of Scott Klusendorf’s book: “The Case for Life.” Pg. 135 That’s a short but accurate reply by Scott! It’s pretty much what I said in response. It all goes back to question, “When is a baby......
LIFE: So what’s the Issue? The following is taken from Scott Klusendorf’s book: “The Case for Life.” “Until we answer the question, “What is the unborn?” – There’s no point advancing your case. Gregg Cunningham is correct. For too long the pro-life movement has been shouting conclusions rather than establishing facts. Staying focused on the status of the unborn brings moral clarity to the abortion debate. It allows you to engage friends and critics in conversation so that you do not talk past each other.” Most people on the street simply assume......
Jesus came full of GRACE and TRUTH. (John 1:14) Notice He came full of grace and truth; not truth and grace. First grace … then truth. The Holy Spirit anoints the truth … not our anger, a combative spirit, or negative frustrations. Jesus is our model. The truth is that no one will hear the truth without first experiencing grace. Colossians 4:5–6 (NIV84) 5 Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. 6 Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so......
About 7 years ago I stopped alongside of the road and bought a short needle Christmas tree from a little girl who was selling them. I took it home and was so proud of my deal, and of course happy to help the little girl sell her trees. Now she could buy something for her mom and dad for Christmas. The next morning every needle on the tree was on the ground! It was frozen and had thawed out by the warm wood stove in my house. I bought another one, and......
Matthew 7:13–14 (NLT) speaks about “the many.” 13 “You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way. 14 But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it.” Matthew 24:9–14 (NLT) speaks about the “the many” 9 “Then you will be arrested, persecuted, and killed. You will be hated all over the world because you are my followers. 10 And many will turn away from me and......
It was early in the spring and I was at one of the lowest points in my life, fighting cancer and having just finished chemotherapy. I went out in back of the church and began salting the weeds in the stone parking lot. Salt kills weeds. Next to the pine tree near the parking lot, there is a large boulder that I stood on and where the Lord spoke to me, “You will not die, but you will live and spread more salt.” Then Lord reminded me from my past about Psalm 40.......