The Progression of Sin

no-slave-to-sin“But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.” Romans 13:14 (NKJV)

Have you ever wondered whether or not a certain activity is really a sin? I have. In fact, one day about 30 years ago, just prior to doing something questionable, I prayed, “God, if this is a sin, then have Pastor Mike call me on the phone right now.” He wasn’t in the habit of calling me, so I was pretty sure it was a safe prayer – until the phone began ringing. Continue reading


Trusting God

“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him!” Psalm 34:8 (NKJV) 

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It doesn’t take much for picky eaters to begin complaining about the food set before them. It could be something as simple as the color of the food. “Ewwwww! What are those little green things in the soup?” Or maybe it’s a particular odor. “What stinks? I don’t want to eat that!” And for others, “The juice from the green beans got under my macaroni and cheese!” Continue reading