Can You Legislate Morality?

You cannot legislate morality. Have you ever heard that thought expressed by someone? What do they mean? They can mean one of two things. One is that you cannot pass a law that will force a person to be moral. Morality is a matter of the heart or conscience. The other thing they could mean […]

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The Myth of Happily Ever After

Fairy tales, bedtime stories, romance novels and romantic comedies – why are they so popular? It is because they strike a cord in the human heart. We all have the need to be loved, accepted, attached and to belong. For men, it is about being the hero, saving the day and for women it is […]

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Me Obey Him – Are You Kidding?

Remember the traditional wedding vows when the preacher asks the bride, “Will you love, honor, and obey?” “Me obey him – are you kidding?” is not an unusual response in today’s culture. If the pastor quotes from Ephesians 5:22-23, which states, “Wives be subject to your own husbands as to the Lord. For the husband […]

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Divorce – God’s View

The subject of divorce can be a controversial issue in the church. Bring it up in a Bible study and you can get into some heated debates. There are various views on this subject from “divorce is always wrong” to “it is no big deal” and everything in between. A person’s marital or divorced status […]

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The Real Christmas Story

Like most kids, Christmas was my favorite holiday. One reason was because of the long school vacation but the most important reason was the gifts. Christmas Eve was the longest night of the year. My brothers and I usually started about four in the morning asking mom and dad, “Can we get up now.” Only […]

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The Making of a Nation

Can you remember sitting in school and asking the question, “Why do I have to take this course?” History is one of those courses about which you should never have those thoughts. It has been said that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. America has been a unique and […]

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Be A Hero – Reasons You Should Adopt An Orphan

4KIDS of South Florida has launched an innovative video project called Undercover Heroes that allows South Floridians to walk in a vulnerable child’s shoes and glimpse into a world they’ve never imagined. Doug Sauder, president of 4KIDS, says their goal is to take people behind the veil and have them experience the world of the […]

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To Celebrate Halloween or Not

In addition to Christmas, Halloween is one of the oldest and most popular holidays our culture celebrates. Every year Christians, families and churches face the following question – “Should we celebrate Halloween or not?” There are great differences of opinion on this subject in the Christian community. Halloween can be the source of controversy and […]

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Can A Believer Be Demon Possessed?

Have you ever dealt with a demon-possessed person? This is a question that I have been asked on occasion. My answer is no, not that I know of. I have dealt with many people who have acted like the devil. I have met people in other countries whose pastor said they had been demon possessed. […]

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What Happened to Hell?

When was the last time you heard a sermon on hell in church? Hell has almost become a forgotten doctrine in most churches. That is until earlier this year when 40-year-old Rob Bell, pastor of Mars Hill Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan came out with his new book, Love Wins. In this book, he stirred […]

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