posted by Dennis on March 24, 2012 19:15 as General
Did you ever win any awards as a child; for academics or maybe track? I won first place a few times in golf in high school. I was only an average golfer so the team wasn't really very good and sometimes our competition wasn't very good either.
What is first place in your life today? As I mentioned, when I was in high school, I loved golf. I probably loved it more than just about anything else. Later on in life I loved my work and sometimes money. I've let a lot of things be the main focus in my life. What about you?
The first commandment is "You shall have no other gods before me" (Exodus 20:3
). That means nothing in your life should hold your love and affection more than God does. Do you love your own life more than you love God? Do you love your wife more ...
posted by Dennis on March 18, 2012 13:38 as General
A former judge in Pennsylvania was recently convicted for receiving bribes and kickbacks to send juvenile offenders to a for profit youth jail. This scheme went on for years. The corrupt judge - Michael Conahan has been sentenced to 157 years in prison.
How would you like to face a corrupt judge like this? Can you imagine standing before a judge who would accept bribes? Who would rule against you, even when you are innocent? That doesn't sound very fair to me.
Yet this is exactly how a lot of people see God. They want God to be a corrupt judge; a judge that they can bribe. We've all broken God's Holy Law, the 10 Commandments. We've all lied, most of us have stolen something at one time or another, most of us have used God's name in vain (that's called blaspheme) and we've all coveted something before. So there isn't a ...>> full
posted by Dennis on March 11, 2012 20:25 as General
When I'm out witnessing with Born of Him Ministries, we sometimes run into professing Christians who are stumbling drunk and/or yell at us that we shouldn't be preaching the Gospel in the open air. Also recently, Rick Santorum said that "If the President says that he's a Christian, he's a Christian." So these things made me wonder, how do you know that you are really saved?
Does just saying that you are a Christian make you a Christian? In Matthew 15:7-8, Jesus said "You hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy of you saying, This people draws near to me with their mouth, and honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me." I would hate to have Jesus call me a hypocrite. A hypocrite is a person who pretends to be one thing, but really is another. A hypocrite is not a true believer. So being a Christian is ...>> full
posted by Dennis on March 05, 2012 18:35 as General
I'm sure you have heard the saying, "variety is the spice of life." I agree with that statement (but not in the context most people use it in). Variety is the spice of life. Look around at creation and what do you see? Variety...everywhere you look.
There are seven billion people walking around this earth and we are all different. We all have unique finger prints. Look at the variety of trees. I live in the Midwest in the United States. We are blessed here with four distinct seasons. Most of the trees have lost their leaves. But not the oak tree in our back yard. The dead leaves remain on the tree until the new buds spring forth.
Look at all the different shades of green in the world, different shades of grass. Different styles, shapes and sizes of grass. Ever notice how the sky looks different. A variety of colors, ...>> full