Gal 4:17 They make much of you, but for no good purpose. They want to shut you out, that you may make much of them. The goal of the narcissist and his/her cousins (revilers, abusers, sociopaths) is to be regarded...Continue ReadingThe RASN in the Pulpit
3Jn 1:5-10 Beloved, it is a faithful thing you do in all your efforts for these brothers, strangers as they are, (6) who testified to your love before the church. You will do well to send them on their journey...Continue ReadingWhy Diotrephes Hates Newcomers
This next Sunday (June 26, 2022) I will be presenting part one of an extremely important sermon taken from Pastor J.C. Ryle in his book Old Paths. If you don't have that book, be sure and get it. What do you...Continue ReadingMany or Few Saved? Thoughts from J.C. Ryle
But in the prophets of Jerusalem I have seen a horrible thing: they commit adultery and walk in lies; they strengthen the hands of evildoers, so that no one turns from his evil; all of them have become like Sodom...Continue ReadingWhen the Wicked are Comfy in Church….What Does that Tell us?
1Ti 5:22 Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, nor take part in the sins of others; keep yourself pure. I have been a pastor now for approaching 40 years. I have been the pastor of four...Continue ReadingMany Churches are Led by Unregenerate People
Psa 119:105-111 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. (106) I have sworn an oath and confirmed it, to keep your righteous rules. (107) I am severely afflicted; give me life, O LORD,...Continue ReadingIt’s the Same Old Tactic – Keep the Bible from the People
And in his teaching he said, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes and like greetings in the marketplaces and have the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at feasts, who...Continue ReadingBeware of the Scribes
I have been thinking a lot lately about how we are often pressured, especially in the world of theology and writing and blogging, to maintain a cool professionalism that never gets torqued. A polite respectability if you will that leaves...Continue ReadingCool Academia has a Place – but not always
I am just going to quote a Scripture here. This passage pretty well nails the scenario in our churches today that most all of us have experienced and which we are trying to expose. I like the Lord’s promise of...Continue ReadingA Thought for Today from Jeremiah 5
They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we...Continue ReadingWhy Aren’t They Hearing the Good Shepherd?