Topical Studies

A broad spectrum of subjects will be posted with Biblical discussion. They will be my opinions and can be ignored or embraced.

Perspectives

PERSPECTIVES: It all depends upon which side of the road you stand.

Proverbs 14:12 “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”

Two people can be standing on the same road, watching the same event take place at the same location on that road. The one may see things from the Right side and the other may see things from the Left side.  It all depends upon which side of the road you are standing.

"A New Identity" 2 Corinthians 5:17

A New Identity

2 Corinthians 5:17

     We live in a day when people identify who they are by the label of their brokenness. Thus, to speak of their brokenness and the need for Christ is seen as an attack on the person rather than as an act of love. I praise God that I am not identified by my brokenness. I am identified by Christ' perfect righteousness. I am justified, sanctified, in my Savior's life. He is my identity. To attack my identity, you have to attack him....

Worship is a Heart Issue: Job 1:20-22

Worship is a Heart Issue

Job 1:20-22

 

I have watched people struggle with worshipping in church most of my life. I have struggled with it. We don’t like the music. We don’t like the message. We don’t like the preacher. We don’t like someone who is there. We blame the situation that we are in for the lack of worship on our part.  We blame the people we are with for our lack of worship.

my declaration of faithful disobedience

MY DECLARATION OF FAITHFUL DISOBEDIENCE      (this article is copied from the author, I, Pastor Dave, believe that this is an excellent response of the truly godly to a failed government.  We who claim to trust Christ here in America should learn from him. I love that he rejects "fighting for rights" or "political activism")

 

WHY I LEFT CALVINISM

Why I Am No Longer a Calvinist

 

I have long wanted to write about why I left Calvinism. This is difficult to write because I wanted to answer every question that I could imagine a Calvinist would ask; and they have lots of questions, that they often don’t really want to have answered. Their questions are often condescending and intended to condemn (put down) those who aren’t Calvinist. When I was a Calvinist that was my attitude.

 

Living your Faith

Living your Faith.

Living your faith in front of your children is something I see many serious Christians try to adhere to.  The problem is that they don’t even know what that means.  It is not being moral, religious, passionate for holiness, passionate to be separate from the world (the one that is outside the home, forgetting that the world is in our hearts), or even passionate to be theologically and Biblically correct.

Proverbs 31 woman explained

I am sharing this article from a FaceBook post. I really like it and hope you do too. This is shared with permission.

"My husband had the jeweler engrave 'Proverbs 31:10-31' on my ring. Because that's how he sees me... as the Proverbs 31 woman. ..Right?

But I was thinking one day about that... and I realized that the Proverbs 31 woman does not exist in a vacuum... she has a husband. A Proverbs 31 husband.

What does that look like?

Unity is Not Agreement

On church unity:   Just recently we had a vote at church that was pretty divided.  It was only about 60 % approved.  I was very pleased with the unity displayed.  That may sound strange, but it is not because unity is not agreement.  It is a willingness to work together in God given disagreement.  There could have been no unity if people had not been listening to the Lord.  It is also possible that the majority were the ones not listening to the Lord; but I do not think that is the case because there was no lording it over those who were in the minority.