Archive for the 'Brandenburg' Category

What You Don’t Know, Let Go

Friday, October 11th, 2019

If you don’t know, then let it go. Scripture is plain. It is not intended to be mysterious. There are mysteries, but what scripture says is not a mystery, which is why Paul said, “And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through […]

Casting Care

Friday, October 4th, 2019

In 1 Peter 5:7, Peter says, “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” “Care” is a word that means “thing of concern.” The idea is concern that a good thing would occur and a bad thing would be avoided. Sometimes a bad thing has already occurred and we’re looking for a […]

Prerequisite to Bearing Burdens

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

Galatians 6:1 speaks of restoring someone and then bearing the burden, the assumption that the one restored needs help to get moving forward in the right way, carried along by the restorer. You can’t really carry someone else’s burden unless you can walk right yourself. Another implication is that someone who can bear someone else’s […]

Seeing the Bad in the World, and Avoiding It

Saturday, September 14th, 2019

Chip Gaines, a reality television personality on HGTV and professing Christian very recently tweeted the following: “I’m convinced that seeing the bad in the world and in people isn’t difficult or wise or insightful–it’s lazy. Finding the good in every scenario typically takes a lot more work. But the rewards of peace and joy and […]

Cause to Sin, No

Friday, September 6th, 2019

As a thought experiment, think about being offended over someone’s unscriptural behavior. In my years of pastoring, I’ve noticed individuals offended over violations of scripture in others. They talk about those bad things. They are concerned. Stick with the experiment. If you are offended with unscriptural practice, what do you think would characterize you? Of […]

Being Faithful, Continuing to Do What God Says

Saturday, August 31st, 2019

Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 4:2, “Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.” He said he and we are stewards. We’ve been given something, and we must be faithful with it. What we’ve been given is very valuable. It is eternal. It saves. Being faithful means believing what God says […]

Life Isn’t Easy

Saturday, August 24th, 2019

If someone were to ask me something that I’ve learned through my life and ministry, I know that right now I would say that it is very difficult, so don’t be fooled into thinking this is going to be easy. Every time I use the word, “easy,” I think of the Lord Jesus saying His […]

Binary

Saturday, August 17th, 2019

Because of computer science, people often use the word “binary” in many different contexts in a helpful way. When used, binary means “one of two choices.” If someone does not choose one, then he chooses the other. Sometimes life presents itself in that way. Not every situation in life, however, is binary. Someone can live […]

Persecution in the United States and Prayer

Saturday, August 10th, 2019

Last week here, I wrote about persecution in the United States. We’ve been blessed here in this country to have the freedom of religion. We can do most of everything the Lord wants us to do without the government stopping us. I didn’t say, without persecution, because we are persecuted by this world and very […]

Persecution of Christianity in America

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

In our country within the Western world, devotees of immorality persecute the church, advocates of homosexuality persecute the church, and those who promote godless freedom to sin hate biblical Christianity. They hate scripture itself. They hate those who hold to God’s Word. This persecution comes from individuals, it comes from groups, and it comes from […]