Put Off & Put on

I encourage you to read Eph 4:17-24. Verses 22-24 say, "That ye put off (cast off, lay aside) concerning the former conversation (behavior, conduct) the old man (nature), which is corrupt (ruined, defiled) according to the deceitful lusts (desires); And be renewed (renovated, reformed) in the spirit of your mind (be spiritually minded); And that ye put on (be clothed with) the new man (nature),

Anger and Bitterness

Are you angry or bitter towards someone? Do you find yourself going about your daily duties mulling over an incident that happened between you and someone else? Is there something that is eating at you that you can't seem to shake?That happens to everyone, you know. But some of us have figured out how to shake it, and some just don't want to! I don't know what can be gained by rehashing an

Twinkies and the Gospel

As a school administrator I was always looking for ways to recognize accomplishment. It was relatively easy in a school of 340 students but it became somewhat more difficult in a school of 3,200. Over the years, I had experience in both settings and everything in-between.Of course, there was always a place for formal recognition of the people who made you look good—such things as public praise in

The Master's Card

Most of us have probably heard the slogan - "There are something's that money cannot buy, but for everything else there is MasterCard." The slogan is a seduction to the application of debt. The apostle John has something else in mind when he offers enrollment on the Master's Card, for with this card an unimaginable debt has been paid for all who are enrolled. It's a debt that all owe, but

Saved By His Grace

Three weeks ago I began to suffer from allergies, and it's still bothering me! I'll bet a lot of y'all are bothered also, but thankfully God gave us rain! The first night it began raining I was trying to sleep (while coughing my head off) and I turned on a humidifier to help my cough loosen, but I also had the air conditioner on, and it draws out the humidity, so the Lord put a little wisdom in

The Spirit vs. The Flesh

I encourage you to carefully read John 3:1-6. Vs. 6 says, "That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit." Jesus said we must be born again, born of the Spirit. If one is only born physically, born of the union between father and mother, they will not inherit the kingdom of God. Flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God (1Cor 15:50). One must be