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(Click here to search for all the posts in this series…) Luke 12:34 – For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 1 Timothy 6:6 Now godliness with contentment is great gain. (NKJV) “You only live life once”. You hear that all the time and the general meaning is to get all you can, do all you can, live for pleasure all you can because you only get one shot. Well you definitely only live life once, but it’s for all eternity not a few decades. And we should be striving to get all of God that we can, living in obedience (which is the ultimate pleasure) all we can and doing all the good works in Jesus name that we can. […]
Question: What does it mean to be “unequally yoked”? We generally hear this in the context of marriage but what does it really mean, and how does it apply to life in general? Answer: The primary verse in question is 2 Corinthians 6:14 and even though we hear this most often associated with marriage, the verse in context is not specifically about marriage: 2 Corinthians 6:14 – Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? (NKJV) Since it is a direct command (“do not be…”) followed by some stark comparisons (righteousness vs. lawlessness; light vs. dark), we are compelled to fully understand it’s meaning and know how it applies to us […]
It’s nice to see the good side of life in this day and age of cynicism and bad news. If this doesn’t make you cry your eyes out, make an appointment with your cardiologist because your heart is missing. I was deployed to Desert Storm for a year and half STATE-SIDE and it was hard being away from my family… much less being sent overseas. As part of my duties, I arranged dozens of homecoming arrivals for families. Each and EVERY TIME I was reduced to a mess of tears not only for the happiness but also for the sadness of those troops who had no family there to welcome them home: PS: WHAT ARE YOUR QUESTIONS FOR ME? Ask here. Want to book me […]
A Reader Asks: Brent, One of the requirements of a church Elder is he has to be married to one woman. Does this mean …
Question:Brent, One of the requirements of a church Elder is he has to be married to one woman. Does this mean people who have been divorced and remarried, that have become mature christians in their walk with Christ are not qualified to be elders? or, does it mean we have to be men of integrity faithful to one wife, with no wiggle room for immorale behavior? I personally have been married to my one and only wife for 36 years, but we have elders in the church that have been divorced and remarried. Answer:The qualifications in question (and found in other verses) is:1 Timothy 3:2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach; […]
(Click here to search for all the posts in this series…) Deuteronomy 7:9 “Therefore know that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments; (NKJV)(Previous devotionals can be found at www.seriousfaith.com)It is my opinion, that God’s faithfulness is the single most important fact of Christianity. Why? If God were not faithful, then we have nothing to place our hope in. If God is not faithful, then we cannot trust what the Bible says about any subject, any person or any promise. We can’t trust in Jesus; we can’t hope for salvation; we can’t have peace; we can’t expect the promises to come true. If God […]
A Reader Asks: I work with people who drink. We occassionally have office parties or events where alcohol is served. …
Question:I work with people who drink. We occassionally have office parties or events where alcohol is served. As a Christian, is it a sin for me to have a drink? Answer:Well, first of all let’s answer the age-old obvious question: is it a sin for a Christian to consume alcohol?While there are plenty of good and practical reasons it is smart, and safer, NOT to drink at all, it cannot be stated that the Bible says it is categorically a sin to drink alcohol. In fact, the Bible lists wine as one of God’s blessings to man:Psalm 104:13-15 He waters the hills from His upper chambers; The earth is satisfied with the fruit of Your works. He causes the grass to grow for the cattle, […]
A Reader Asks: One only needs to open their eyes, heart, and soul to reality to see that God does exist. However, …
Question:One only needs to open their eyes, heart, and soul to reality to see that God does exist. However, I have one question. If as you say “everything must come from something”, and that something is God. Where then did God come from? He had to come from something; where or what was it? Answer:Before I answer your question, let me point out a technique that is often used to “prove” a point, called the “straw man” technique. It’s not always done on purpose, but very often it is.To set up a “straw man”, one presents a secondary or lesser argument then uses that argument to either prop up or knock down the primary argument.In this case, you first state without support or discussion that […]
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