A hot cup of coffee in the morning can wake us up and get us going. An ice-cold glass of water after working out in the yard refreshes us and gives relief. But lukewarm coffee does not warm, and lukewarm water does not refresh. Lukewarmness is abhorrent to Jesus. He says in Revelation 3:16 of … Continue reading Am I Lukewarm?
This week the sermon I had been working on was giving me trouble. Sermons are like that with me, they have a life of their own. So, I grabbed a book off one of my shelves to find help. I did not find any help, but what I did find was a lesson preached … Continue reading Highlights from Philippians
Dave Ramsey, financial common-sense advocate, on his radio program recently said that “the same region of your brain that causes someone to become addicted to pornography causes them to become addicted to fear.” This is why fear sells better than hope. Fear drives up ratings and profits. It does so because once we get that … Continue reading Living in Fear