Faith without Works

James 2:17, Faith without works is dead. Much has been said about the meaning of this verse. Some think it conflicts with Paul’s teachings that justification is by faith alone. They maintain that salvation is through faith and good works. I don’t think this is the...

What is Truth?

At first glance it would seem that many people including Christians have rejected a lot of God’s truth these days, embracing instead a so called more enlightened ethic in areas of sexuality, marriage and morality. There is much debate about right and wrong in these...

Knowing God

In John 17:3 God’s word defines eternal life as “knowing God”. He doesn’t say that eternal life is being in a place called heaven or living forever but it is described as having an intimate relationship with God. Knowing Him. When you really know someone you know who...

Trusting God above all else

As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. A fundamental spiritual truth is that what we believe about God determines how we live and the choices we make. Recently someone I know told me that they were struggling to find peace and happiness. As I probed, they shared that...

One Source of Significance

What makes me important? Why do I matter? How do I find significance? These are questions for the ages. Beyond our basic needs of food, shelter and safety this need that we all have, perhaps drives people more than any other. The need to feel good about myself. The...