CCM– Contemporary Christian Music. It has been a subject of much controversy. Millennials love it and claim it is an effective worship-tool; older generations despise for breaking with tradition. CCM is a question– but not merely of “right” or “wrong.” It is a matter of what is and is not Biblical. It is a matter of principle, not of preference.
I am going a to make a bold, distinct statement that might send some you you running. But please, hear me out! Stay and read through, and determine before you proceed that you will have an open mind and a heart that is tender to God’s Word.
Dear person caught in the middle, I need to admit something. I don’t know what it’s like to be you right now. You’re a Christian and you know and believe homosexuality is a sin… but you have a gay friend. And since the Supreme Court ruling turned the country upside down, this friend of yours… Continue reading An Open Letter to Those Caught in the Middle
The other day I received some disappointing news. No, it wasn’t tragic, or life-altering, or even serious; but it was disappointing to me. It looked like I wasn’t going to get my way. My mood quickly became downcast. Poor me. I went to the Word of God looking for comfort. I went as a… Continue reading At All Times. Period.
Stars with glittering beauty bright Are splayed across the sky; The comets gleam in stellar flight– But, O Lord, what am I? The angels in their garments shine, And see the Holy One; Yet all the things of earth are mine To hold in dominion. I am no seraph, good and pure; I am no… Continue reading What Am I?
The truth is, God’s will is not hidden. No, the future cannot be known by us; but God’s will is found in practical day to day commands. Performing the will of the Lord is a matter of daily, moment-by-moment obedience
There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many? — John 6:9 He was just a kid with a snack– five crackers and two anchovies. Not exactly the sustenance required by 5,000 men… and their wives… and their kids. “What are they among… Continue reading What Are They Among So Many?
Two of my biggest problems: overthinking and worrying. I can appreciate being thoughtful– thinking through circumstances from every possible angle… the problem is that I start creating angles that were not there to begin with. And then I start worrying about those angles. And then I add a few twists to those imaginary angles…. and by the… Continue reading But Seek Ye First…
“One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple. For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in… Continue reading He Shall Set Me Upon A Rock
At Valentine’s Day, we see a lot of red– red candies, red clothes, red cards, etc. Shades of red have long represented love and passion to many cultures. I think the color red symbolizes the love of God very well. We have heard and read of the Passion of Christ. Have you ever asked yourself… Continue reading True Love is Blood Red
“And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying,The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.” ~Revelation 11:15 Last night, Ambassador Baptist College’s chorale presented highlights from Handel’s “Messiah”. I was privileged to be one… Continue reading Even So, Come Quickly