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Religion Can’t Save Us (Hosea 8:11-13)

“Though Ephraim built many altars for sin offerings, these have become altars for sinning. I wrote for them the many things of my law, but they regarded them as something alien. They offer sacrifices given to me and they eat the meat, but the Lord is not pleased with them.” (Hosea 8:11-13a)

A couple of nights ago I told my kids the quote by Billy Sunday which states, “Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile.” While going to church is good, they now understand that simply doing religious activities has no bearing on their salvation. (more…)

U-N-I-T-Y (Psalm 133:1)

“How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!” (Psa. 133:1)

God desires unity in the body of Christ. Unfortunately, too often in the church, we find selfish motives and desires driving dissension and rifts. When people lose sight of the ultimate purpose of church, which is to love God and bring glory to Him, and to love others and draw others to Christ unto salvation, then disunity occurs. (more…)

Let’s Do Better

These two chapters of Haggai really hit me when I read them, and I think they’re VERY applicable to all of us, even though this happened over 2,500 years ago. God was speaking through the prophet Haggai to the nation of Israel about rebuilding the temple.

I wanted to share my interpretation from what He was saying to the people at that time to what I believe He’s saying to us today. I may be completely wrong, so please offer me grace and ensure it aligns with your interpretation of Scripture, or you can just throw it out. Last warning is that the inner voice in my head sounds slightly “hood” if you know what I mean, so I also apologize for that… that’s just what the voice in my head often sounds like LOL. (more…)

Far From Perfect

There’s something I heard from a friend recently that bothered me. There are people who are actually discouraged from being around other Christians, because the Christians SEEM like they’re perfect.

In her words regarding several Christian families she met, she said, “You all have the perfect families, the perfect spouses, the perfect marriages, the perfect children, the perfect homes, and even the perfect dogs!” It pains me that we as Christians can give off that type of vibe, because we’re absolutely broken and shattered people, in need of a Savior. (more…)