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We often compound our own issues by thinking in terms of what we understand our problem to be. We see the capacity of our own efforts and those around us as amounting to very little in the face of some insurmountable obstacles in life. Why we feel the need to look inward and to conclude that we must somehow figure the problem out on our own is our greatest limiting factor as humans. Many times our problems are exacerbated because we inflate the circumstances in our minds due to the fear of the possibility that we may fail or are helpless to change our course. We tend to conjure up a world of our own surrounding our problem and lose sight of the size of the issue that first beset. We unknowingly disguise our problems as more than they really are and elicit a false sense of alarm due to […]

This post is in reply to the blog of Thomas L. Horrocks. Follow the link to read his post. Great post Thomas! We all need to be in a constant state of examining ourselves in this matter. Our heart can be so easily led astray and in this world we fight every day to resist falling down into the pleasures, distractions, and busyness of life and misplacing the priority of God’s will with other things. Obedience is important: true! That is the mark that Jesus is the Lord of your life: if you choose to follow him. But, as you point out, following Jesus is not strictly about doing what is right but doing it with a transformed heart; a heart that desires to please their Savior and be his disciple. I believe that if we served and worshipped in our churches and fellowships with this attitude and disposition of […]

Grace and peace to you from a fellow truth-seeker, it is about fellowship—fellowship with God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, and fellowship of believers one with another. One vital component of fellowship among God’s people is to converse and meditate upon Scripture and to share and ask each other about it in order to venture deeper into its meaning, relevance, and power to transform our lives. Hebrews 4:12 ESV For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. I pray this blog is a means by which to accomplish that goal and to impart some knowledge of the Scriptures that have been the foundation for my faith. I wish for others to grow and understand greater the richness of God’s revelation in the Bible […]

This post is a reply to the blog of Thomas L. Horrocks. Follow the link to read his post. Hey Thomas, You have already been a great conversation partner in biblical studies for me and I count it a great privilege to be able to enter into dialogue over the “sticky” issues of the faith with you. I posit that our faith cannot grow if we back away from what we do not feel comfortable questioning or investigating when it comes to matter of faith. It is only when we venture outside our false sense of security with contemporary paradigms of Christianity that we will ever reach a true understanding of what it means to follow Jesus. Anselm of Canterbury (AD 1033–1109), the renowned Christian philosopher and theologian, had a motto that I believe holds a paramount concept for how we should approach faith. When it comes to asking questions […]