Ecclesiastes 7:15-29 Great Advice About How to Live

Ecclesiastes 7:15-29 Great Advice About How to Live Believe it or not, the English Department at the University of Wyoming offers a class to teach its students how to communicate with aliens. “Interstellar Message Composition,” the course is called, and it is sponsored by a grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). According [Read More…]

Ecclesiastes 6:1-12 How to Make the Most of Life

Ecclesiastes 6:1-12 How to Make the Most of Life If money doesn’t bring happiness (as we saw in Ecclesiastes 5), then the question is: what does bring happiness? The theme shifts from dealing with money to dealing with circumstances in life and how to deal with them. There are two directional outlooks on life addressed [Read More…]

Ecclesiastes 1:1-18 Is Life Pointless?

Ecclesiastes 1:1-18 Is Life Pointless? Is life pointless? That is the question that the author of Ecclesiastes asks. It is the question we will explore over the next few months as we dive into this great book. I’m not sure many of you have read Ecclesiastes. But I think you will be surprised how much [Read More…]

Psalm 119:105-112 Bible Life

Psalm 119:105-112 Bible Life Either you believe the Bible is God’s Word or you don’t. If you believe that the Bible is God’s Word, then you should obey it. If you don’t obey it, then you don’t believe God’s Word. If you believe God’s Word, then you really don’t believe God. The number eight is stamped all over [Read More…]

1 Peter 1:1-12 Life’s Journey

1 Peter 1:1-12 Life’s Journey We are temporary residents “Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ: To the temporary residents dispersed in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, chosen” (1 Peter 1:1, HCSB) Peter is an apostle, which means one who is sent. Peter is the “apostle of hope.” More than anyone else, Peter stresses hope [Read More…]

Keeping the Feast: Metaphors for the Meal by Milton Brasher-Cunningham

Keeping the Feast: Metaphors for the Meal by Milton Brasher-Cunningham Keeping the Feast is an excellent short book made up of chapters which talk about the importance of Communion (The Lord’s Supper). In a light-hearted fashion, Brasher-Cunningham shares his experiences as a cook, along with other stories. He alternates these stories with poems and recipes. [Read More…]

Isaiah 49:1-7 God’s Desire for the Sanctity of My Life

Isaiah 49:1-7 God’s Desire for the Sanctity of My Life Today is “Sanctity of Life” Sunday. This is traditionally the Sunday in which you would hear from the pulpit the importance of life. In most churches today, you will hear about the need for life, the evils of abortion, and the value God places on [Read More…]

Culture Watch: New Mexico approves assisted suicide

“A thief comes only to steal and to kill and to destroy. I have come so that they may have life and have it in abundance.” (John 10:10, HCSB) According to CNN, a judge has recently approved an order allowing New Mexico doctors to assist terminal patients who want to end their life. Three states [Read More…]

Christian Life Process

  “for the training of the saints in the work of ministry, to build up the body of Christ,” (Ephesians 4:12, HCSB) The Christian life is a life-long process. This process goes through three broad and general stages. A Christian trains. This is a time to observe and LEARN. This part happens during the spiritual [Read More…]

Jeremiah 29:1-14 God's Plans and My Life

Jeremiah 29:1-14 God’s Plans and My Life Garth Brooks – “The River” You know a dream is like a river Ever changin’ as it flows And a dreamer’s just a vessel That must follow where it goes Trying to learn from what’s behind you And never knowing what’s in store Makes each day a constant [Read More…]