Keep The Main Thing The Main Thing

Focus. It is EVERYTHING. Focus leads to balance. Don’t trust me? Try walking on a balance beam, if your focus stays straight ahead you remain balanced and it’s easy going. Look down, focus on the ground or your feet and each step becomes awkward and unbalanced. Stay focused on Jesus, don’t look down, stare straight … Continue reading Keep The Main Thing The Main Thing

God The Creator : Artist of All Creation

​​ As an artist, perhaps it’s easier for me to believe in a Sovereign God. He has gifted me with the ability to see things in my mind and draw them out onto paper, wood, walls. The world, the universe, even the laws of physics had to have a creator. Someone who drafted them out, … Continue reading God The Creator : Artist of All Creation

Spiritual Survival: Air, Water, Food, Shelter

I have taken the rule of three for survival, and applied it spiritually. You can survive for 3 minutes without air. You can survive for 3 hours without shelter in a harsh environment (extreme conditions). You can survive for 3 days without water. You can survive for 3 weeks without food - if you have … Continue reading Spiritual Survival: Air, Water, Food, Shelter

Remember God Resists The Proud 

We live in a society that encourages pride, greed and lust. There are multi billion dollar industries that do little more than feed all three in the name of "self improvement" or "self help". Should Christians exalt themselves? Is self exaltation ever warranted in the Bible? The short Biblical answer is no and no. We … Continue reading Remember God Resists The Proud 

Give Me A Heart Like Yours Lord!

Human nature has us seeing the flaws in people fairly easily.  It's like there is this "thing" in us that automatically searches out the flaws in others. It's not a good thing, Jesus addressed it in different ways, using the plank parable amongst many other teachings on being "self righteous or pious." His entire time … Continue reading Give Me A Heart Like Yours Lord!

Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled Challenge

Many people in today's world suffer from anxiety, fear, worry and stress. It seems as if a spiritual war is going on in our emotions that effects even the most devoted of Christians. The Bible repeatedly tells us to fear not, and it instructs us to not worry, yet even aware of these scriptures we … Continue reading Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled Challenge

Believe & Love : Our Christian Manifesto 

Over an absolutely delicious and somewhat strong cup of joe this morning I am meditating on 1 John 3:23-24 “And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment. And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and … Continue reading Believe & Love : Our Christian Manifesto 

The Chicago Statement on Biblical Application (1986)

This last conference, Summit III (December 10-13, 1986), drafted the Chicago Statement on Biblical Application. With this statement the proposed scholarly work of ICBI has been completed, for the doctrine of inerrancy has thus been defined, interpreted, and applied by many of the leading evangelical scholars of our day.