Can a Dead Person Sin?

Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. Galatians 5:24 (NLT) “Ya dead!” This was a phrase that one of my seminary professors, in a Caribbean accent, used to say as he was teaching us the components of discipleship. ItContinue reading “Can a Dead Person Sin?”

Tearing Down the Church

Respect everyone, and love your Christian brothers and sisters. Fear God, and respect the king. 1 Peter 2:17 (NLT) In this day and age, respect seems to have gone down for a very long nap. While it slumbers away, it seems that people are wide awake, attacking one another (both physically and with their words)Continue reading “Tearing Down the Church”

Is Prayer Important?

I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. 1 Timothy 2:1 (NLT) Can I let you in on a secret? Sometimes, I don’t feel like praying. I know! Gasp! A pastor who sometimes doesn’t feel like praying. That’sContinue reading “Is Prayer Important?”

For the Love of Theatrics

Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14 (NLT) Humility is not something that seems to be considered a good thingContinue reading “For the Love of Theatrics”

Idiotic Wisdom

Wise choices will watch over you. Understanding will keep you safe. Proverbs 2:11 (NLT) Several years ago, there was a TV show called The Office. The show is about a crew of misfits that are trying to run an office supply company. Often times, during the show, the camera will cut to an interview withContinue reading “Idiotic Wisdom”