Reflections of Grace 144: The Invitation to the Kingdom

[display_podcast]We are so fast paced in our country.  And we have incorporated this into our relationship with God.  We are a fast food nation.We want instantaneous answers, overnight transformation, speedy growth.  We want drive up and drive through service.But God desires to speak to us daily through His word.  He wants to have direct conversation with us.  When we only rely upon others to feed us on Sunday mornings, we are relying upon the processed word; what we are being fed … [Read more...]

My Armor 28: Suffering Is For All Of Us, But It Doesn’t Last Long

[display_podcast] Some weeks are better than others. My divorce is going to be finalized very soon. Getting over something like this isn’t easy. And we all go through things like this – maybe not a divorce, but other types of loss. I took my sons to Target recently. While there, we ran into a woman who was all decked out in the “Target Garb”: khaki pants, red t-shirt, red vest with her name tag on it… the whole uniform. So, I asked her if she could help me find what we were looking for and she … [Read more...]

Carty’s Contemporary Classics 43: Could God Have Picked A Better Plan?

[display_podcast] It’s been said that there are four things that God doesn’t know:He doesn’t know a sin He doesn’t hate. He doesn’t know a sinner He doesn’t love. He doesn’t know a plan any better than the one He gave us. He doesn’t know a time any better than NOW.John 3:16 tells us that:God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. Could He have figured out a better way to solve the prob … [Read more...]

Carty’s Contemporary Classics 39: What Does “Born Again” Mean?

[display_podcast] You can’t cancel sin. You may have done a whole bunch of good stuff, but if you’ve done one bad thing, that good stuff doesn’t cancel it out. And here’s the kicker – There will be NO SIN IN HEAVEN. Heaven is perfect, holy and pure. God is perfect, holy and pure. He will not dwell in the presence of sin. So, any person who has any sin in their life – which is each and every one of us since we have all sinned and come short of the glory of God – is disqualified for heaven. Bec … [Read more...]

Carty’s Contemporary Classics: Take A Look At The Snake, part 5

It’s been said that there are four things that God doesn’t know:He doesn’t know a sin that He doesn’t hate. He doesn’t know a sinner He doesn’t love. He doesn’t know a plan any better than the one He gave us. He doesn’t know a time any better than NOW.John 3:16 tells us that:God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. Could He have figured out a better way to solve the problem of our sin … [Read more...]

Carty’s Contemporary Classics: Take A Look At The Snake, part 2

You can’t cancel sin. You may have done a whole bunch of good stuff, but if you’ve done one bad thing, that good stuff doesn’t cancel it out. And here’s the kicker – There will be NO SIN IN HEAVEN. Heaven is perfect, holy and pure. God is perfect, holy and pure. He will not dwell in the presence of sin. So, any person who has any sin in their life – which is each and every one of us since we have all sinned and come short of the glory of God – is disqualified for heaven. Because none of us can … [Read more...]