Daniel 1:1-21 How to Live Life Without Compromising My Faith

Daniel 1:1-21 How to Live Life Without Compromising My Faith Introduction: Different countries have different cultural norms, and what is appropriate in one culture may be offensive in another culture. For example, you should never touch a person’s head in Thailand; the head is considered sacred. In Portugal you should never write anything in red [Read More…]

Genesis 12:1-9 Faith and God’s Blessing

Genesis 12:1-9 Faith and God’s Blessing A man took his girlfriend out for dinner and when they sat down, he laid an elaborate box on the table for her birthday. All the while they were eating dinner, she just kept thinking about this box, because it was a big box, and she wanted to know [Read More…]

Dismissing God’s Promises With a Laugh

Dismissing God’s Promises With a Laugh June 2, 2016 Genesis 18:9-15 Someone comes to your door and promises that next year you will come into a million dollars. Do you believe them? Or do you dismiss it with a laugh – “Nah, that won’t ever happen to me. I’ll have to work until I die.” [Read More…]

The Force Awakens

  The Force Awakens There has been much discussion about the use of the Force in the Star Wars saga. Throughout the film series, a group of people use this Force. These Force-sensitive people have special powers that help them do good or bad. The question has been raised: “What is this Force, and how [Read More…]

Hebrews 11:4-7 Faith of Our Fathers

Hebrews 11:4-7 Faith of Our Fathers   Four men are in the hospital waiting room because their wives are having babies. A nurse goes up to the first guy and says, “Congratulations! You’re the father of twins.” “That’s odd,” answers the man. “I work for the Minnesota Twins!” A nurse says to the second guy, [Read More…]

Work Debt Versus Faith Credit

January 14, 2015 Year B Now to the one who works, pay is not considered as a gift, but as something owed. But to the one who does not work, but believes on Him who declares the ungodly to be righteous, his faith is credited for righteousness. (Romans 4:4-5. HCSB) Jesus did the work of salvation. [Read More…]

Ego Versus Faith

Ego Versus Faith December 12, 2014  Year B Look, his ego is inflated; he is without integrity. But the righteous one will live by his faith. (Habakkuk 2:4, HCSB) Ego versus faith – this is the struggle in following Christ. Will I listen to myself or will I live by faith and listen to Christ? [Read More…]

Framing Faith by Matt Knisely

Framing Faith by Matt Knisely   Framing Faith by Matt Knisely includes its purpose in the subtitle (From Camera to Pen, an Award-Winning Photojournalist Captures God In a Hurried World). The book uses the vocabulary of photography as a metaphor to describe Knisely’s Christian faith journey. He starts with a great observation about technology (54). [Read More…]

What Are You Afraid Of? by Dr. David Jeremiah

What Are You Afraid Of? by Dr. David Jeremiah What Are You Afraid Of? by Dr. David Jeremiah defines it purpose with its subtitle: “Facing Down Your Fears With Faith.” The book is divided into ten chapters, each dealing with a topic which we all fear. Dr. Jeremiah’s love of alliteration comes through in these [Read More…]

Gravity (2013)

  Gravity (2013) Gravity (2013), starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, is Castaway in space. The first twelve minutes of the film are one long shot. Then after an accident in space, the movie turns into a quest for one woman astronaut’s will to survive. I liked the 90-minute movie, although I was looking for [Read More…]