You may have heard the phrase “love is a verb.” I think that saying has some truth in it. Love is more than a feeling. It involves the heart, soul, mind, and strength. The love we have for God isn’t stagnant. It grows as we pursue God and express our adoration for Him. When we truly love God, that love will result in actions and … Continue reading Practical Ways to Love God
There are people out there who want to have faith, but feel that they can’t. That they’re stuck. That this faith thing is too good to be true. That it’s something other people understand, but they just don’t. If you’re that person, I want you to know that I care. I felt distant from God for awhile before I truly experienced Him. So know this: … Continue reading When You Don’t Have Faith
I heard someone say this once on the radio: “Christians get so wrapped up in the parts of the Bible that say homosexuality is a sin, but what they don’t realize is that the word ‘love’ is used over 300 times in the Bible!” That seems pretty logical, doesn’t it? I mean, how can love be a sin? How can God promote love, and yet … Continue reading How can the God of Love Condemn Homosexuality?
Hell is real. So many people try to avoid this. They omit the word from their sermons, skip over it when sharing the gospel, and ignore it when studying God’s Word. After all, why would a loving God allow His own people to be condemned to such an awful place – a place of agony and torture beyond human comprehension? If God so loved the … Continue reading Hell Is For Real
As humans, we tend to idolize some and look down on others. We judge people based on all the wrong things. We use shallow and unfair methods to evaluate people’s worth, and it’s wrong. For this reason, I’ve created a short list of the ways we judge people, and why, as Christians, we need to stop. We shouldn’t judge people… 1. Based on their sin … Continue reading The Problem With Judging People
Who are you trying to please? We go through life, and every day we try to please others. We long for the approval of our peers, and those in authority over us. The alarm goes off. Jordan gets out of bed and heads off to school. He reunites with his friends and seeks the approval of his peers. The bell rings. He plops in his … Continue reading Who Are You Trying To Please?
Struggles. What can I do? Keith Green’s words echo through my mind. “No compromise”. I compromise every day it seems. What happened to me? I learn more and more about you, and fall in love you over and over. And over and over I reject you, turning from your love to the false love of the world. I wrote these lyrics a while back. I … Continue reading What If I Stumble?
Marty Angelo has a truly remarkable story. Heavily influenced by his liberal professors in college, Marty was on his way up in the music industry in the 1970s. All seemed well on the outside, but on the inside, he felt empty. Everything culminated until one day when he was arrested for cocaine possession. While in prison, he decided to finally listen to his sister, who … Continue reading An Interview With Marty Angelo
God wants our obedience, but he also want our love. A while back, a girl asked me why God lets us disobey him. He can do anything, right? Why can’t he just make us love Him and obey Him? In other words, why does God value free will so much? I was absolutely stumped. By the way, guys, I’m not an answer key! I had … Continue reading What Love Really Means
What are we doing? How can we let thousands of people die every day without hearing the gospel? I had a conversation with one of my friends recently. He asked this question: How can a loving God allow millions of people to die without ever having the choice to follow Him? Why do people go to hell when they haven’t even been given a chance? Wow. What … Continue reading What’s Holding Us Back?