5 Biblical Reasons to Not Have Sex Outside of Marriage

God warns us about the consequences of our sins.  What are biblical consequences of having sex outside of marriage?The Two Become One Whether someone likes it or not, when someone has sexual relationships outside of marriage, they are not only sinning against God or against their spouse, but they are actually sinning against their own body.  When a person has sex outside of marriage, whoever they have sex with, they are joined together with that person and the two become one.  That the two b … [Read more...]

Does The Bible Condemn Homosexuality?

If you have been or were a practicing homosexual and have repented and confessed this sin and trusted in Christ, there is no reason that you won’t be in the Kingdom of Heaven.

What does the Bible say about homosexuality? Is it sin?  Can a person be a Christian and be a practicing homosexual?What is Sin? Sin is the transgression of the law and whoever sins actually transgresses God’s law and “everyone who practices sin practices lawlessness” for they are one and the same (1 John 3:4).  What law is John writing about?  The law of God must certainly include the Ten Commandments but is also is enhanced by Jesus who said the two greatest commandments are these; … [Read more...]

The Medicine of Laughter

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones (Proverbs 17:22). I love people with a sense of humor.  Having a good laugh causes the blood pressure to drop, increases oxygen supplies in the body, reduces stress, and also has been shown to fight disease.  In my many years I have collected some church bulletin blunders that are worth repeating to the congregation that I am under-shepherd of.  Here are a few of my favorite church bulletin boards that really appeared in ch … [Read more...]

How To Overcome Temptation

Overcoming Temptation

James 4:7 “Submit yourselves therefore to God.  Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” There is always a way out.  Sometimes it may feel like we have no way out of situations but God never allows us to be boxed in.  He always provides a way to resist temptations that Satan puts in our path.  You may sometimes feel that a temptation is too overpowering for you to bear, but that’s a lie from Satan. God will not permit any temptation that you could not overcome. However, you must do your par … [Read more...]

Biblical Judgment: What Could it Look Like For the United States?

Is the United States already experiencing God's judgement?

We are living in perilous times with the present American economy but there is also crime, violence, regular abortions and more.  What would a biblical judgment on the U.S. look like?  How could we tell if God is going to judge America or if He already is?God is Judge Over All Nations The Bible is clear that God is the Judge of all nations but just because He hasn’t judged a nation doesn’t mean that He won’t.   Clearly, God is over all the earth and this includes all nations as Psalm 82:9 sa … [Read more...]

Top 7 Encouraging Bible Verses with Commentary

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Every believer needs encouragement from time to time.  They need it from other believers but the Bible itself is full of verses that are very encouraging.  Here are some of the most encouraging Bible verses I could find.What is Encouragement? Actually, the word encourage means to receive courage.  It is an act of giving someone support in hopes of boosting their courage.  It can also mean to incite them to action, to serve as a way of supporting them, giving them confidence or inducing som … [Read more...]


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