A lot of young people talk about zombies and the walking dead. It’s almost like you can’t get away from this subject. But instead of talking about the walking dead, I want to focus on the phrase “dead man walking.” Back in the 1960’s, correctional officers used to yell out “dead man walking” when a death row inmate was taking the last walk down the hallway to his execution (the state of Missouri used to carry out the death sentence by using the gas chamber). [Read more…]
We all sin. Even born-again believers still sins. So the question is: What do you do with your sins? Do you try to hide them – like Adam and Eve tried to hide themselves in the garden of Eden after they sinned (Genesis 3:7-8)? Or do you confess and forsake your sins (Proverbs 28:13)? Do you hide or confess your sins? [Read more…]
There are a lot of things we earn during our lifetime. We earn grades in school (good or bad). We earn awards or a spot on a team. We earn the trust of our friends. Later on we go to work and earn a living. We get paid for doing our job. We put in the effort and then we are rewarded with a paycheck.
Jesus gave Himself for our sins. Have you received or rejected this amazing gift?
I gave up diet sodas about two months ago. I used to drink six to eight a day. Now my wife and I are focusing on eating healthier and exercising. I hate giving up sweets, but I know I need to do it. When it comes to exercising, I usually think that I’ll start tomorrow. Why do we put off exercising? We know it’s good for us, so why do we put it off? [Read more…]
I have an old high school friend who tells me every now and then that I need to slow down my religious posts on Facebook. He’s concerned that I’m coming on too strong. In fact he recently described what I’m doing on Facebook as “Facebook pulpit overdrive.” I appreciate his comments and his concerns, but I don’t see myself backing off any time soon. [Read more…]