Nothing New!

Christians are unpopular; viewed as haters, hypocritical, intolerant, bigoted, smug, and self-righteous.

Teaching about sin is unpopular and is viewed as judgmental.

What I find ironic is the amount of hatred that is directed toward Christians by the same one’s that call them haters.

And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. Matt 10:22

And the hatred is far surpassed by anything a Christian might be guilty of doing. After all, if I preach what the word of God says about fornication and perhaps there is a couple living together outside the bounds of marriage, then I am told that I am passing judgment and out of touch with the way the world is now.

The way the world is now is not new. Sin is sin and has existed since that day in the Garden of Eden when the first couple decided to go against God’s word and will.

God gave commandments concerning adultery because it existed and was a problem.
Paul talked about fornication because it existed and was a problem.

God reveals:

there is nothing new under the sun. Is there anything of which it may be said, “See, this is new”? It has already been in ancient times before us. Eccl 1:9-10

Hypocrisy is not new. Gossip is not new. Murder is not new. Cursing is not new. Child molesters are not new. Homosexuality is not new. Alcoholism is not new. Bestiality is not new. Drug abuse is not new. Nothing is new – it has already been done.

But sin will kill those that commit it.

The soul who sins shall die. Ezek 18:4

The wages of sin is death Rom 6:23

But praise God for His gift to us – eternal life through Jesus!

Abba, give me wisdom to always say the right thing to share the Gospel message of salvation in a loving way. In Jesus name, YES&AMEN

Now is the time to change tomorrow.

time-for-changeFor everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. Eccl 3:1

I sent a text message to Roy’s wife on Sunday.
She text me back and said she was going to try to get in touch with me but Roy did not have my number in his phone. Continue reading

What will you become?

graduateIt’s the final week of school, at least for some of the school districts around my area.
It’s the last week for the seniors of our church to walk the hallways of Hemphill High School or to roam around Broaddus High. Continue reading

Filled with Laughter

filled with laughterI love to laugh! I love jokes, comedy, and funny things.
My grandmother was a jolly woman and her dad was well known for pulling jokes on folks!
Linda and I have laughed throughout our marriage and I think that has to be a key ingredient to any relationship – laughter! Continue reading

Three-way marriage!

Linda and me on our wedding day in May 1979.

Linda and me on our wedding day in May 1979.

In 1979 I was getting ready to get married. The date was set for May 4th so there was much to do at this point.

I had read where God had said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.” Gen 2:18 Continue reading

What I remember!

great snow of 60 copyIt’s strange to me the things one remembers in life.
It’s like I remember mom carrying me to the car and putting my shoes on but I don’t remember anything else around that time.
I’m not very sure that I can remember things in the right order. Continue reading

What can I do for You?

healing_of_the_blind_manThere are several places in the Bible where the phrase “what do you want me to do” appears. Most of them involve that ability to see.
In Matthew 20:32, Mark 10:51 and Luke 18:41, Jesus asked the question, “What do you want me to do for you?”
The response was “Lord, that our eyes may be opened”, “Rabboni, that I may receive my sight”, and “Lord, that I may receive my sight.” Continue reading