Active Faith

Put Me in Coach

Have you ever coached a sport? Do you want to coach a sport? Has anyone ever coached you? Have you coached the coach (ouch)? Coaching is an interesting responsibility and carries with it some unique risks and rewards. Today you can find all kinds of coaches, such as business coaches, health coaches, life coaches, sports coaches, etc. A coach usually has the role of helping the one being coached to see or do things they may not be able to do on their own. We have all witnessed the local neighborhood sporting league. Imagine for a moment that you are […]

-Read More


The Significance of Passover and the Passover Meal (Seder) for Believers Today

What we refer to as “The Last Supper,” which is commemorated every time we take communion, was in reality a Passover Seder  a meal that Yeshua (Jesus) and his disciples would have celebrated every year their entire lives. However, it was at that particular Seder that Yeshua chose to give the real significance to this meal and holiday. The holiday of Passover (really three feasts in one: The Feast of Passover, The Feast of Unleavened Bread and the Feast of First fruits) had been created and observed as a commemoration of God’s miraculous deliverance of the Jewish people from the […]

-Read More


Franklin Graham: Turning Back to God is the Only Hope For a Nation That’s Turned its Back on God

A reporter from a national news network recently asked me: “Where do you see America today?” I told him that our nation has turned its back on God. Politicians are looking for what people want and what culture wants instead of what God wants. We need to stand on the absolute authority of God’s Word, and I believe the Bible to be the Word of God. By turning our back on God, our nation is sliding farther and farther away from Him. Instead of becoming a better country, we are becoming more violent, lawless and godless. Our policies are failing, […]

-Read More


In Spirit and In Truth

Worship is an essential foundation to the Christian life; it binds the creation to the Creator.  Corporate worship is an abundant source of joy and encouragement, as believers gather to lift up their praise to God. However, once the church building is empty, many Christians find themselves silently struggling with the practice of personal worship.  Have you ever tried to use a spiritual band-aid to solve a problem that is beyond you? Maybe you’ve felt disconnected from God, so you’ve tried to “fix” it with a quick prayer for a change of heart and a joyful spirit. Or maybe you’ve […]

-Read More


Hopelossnot

One of the most uncomfortable, disruptive and fearful experiences we may have is when we experience loss. One can experience loss in a variety of ways. For example, you may experience a sense of loss when you actually lose something that you need, your car keys, wallet or purse. However, these usually are temporary losses and solutions do exist, though they are often time consuming and expensive. Perhaps you have experienced loss in a more egregious manner, such as the loss of a friendship, a job you loved, an opportunity you nurtured, the death of a loved one or a […]

-Read More


We Could All Use Some Good News

News travels fast, especially bad news. When we watch the news on television, listen to it on the radio or read it in the papers, we can easily get caught up emotionally.  I remember February 14th, 2018, when 17 people got killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. I watched my wife cry for hours on the couch watching TV. We can talk about 911, natural sicknesses, loss of loved ones, earthquakes in Haiti, Italy, Japan and most recently Turkey and Syria; all these incidents are bad news and make us sad. This confirms the fact that we could all […]

-Read More


Let Us Pray

“Pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:16).   The Bible makes it clear that prayer is to be one of the distinguishing marks of those who are disciples of Christ; the people of God are a people of prayer. And what is prayer? Prayer is both a privilege and a command. In essence, prayer is simply a conversation with God . . . a running conversation with God that should continue throughout the day, talking about anything and everything. That’s right — anything and everything! Clement of Alexandria once described prayer as “happy company with God.” The Creator of the universe […]

-Read More


Franklin Graham: This Present Darkness

Darkness is spreading across the land. As the New Year got underway, I posted this on social media amid the flood of New Year’s resolutions: “As we begin 2023, the world we live in seems to be imploding. A brutal war is bringing suffering and death in Ukraine with every day that passes. Senseless violence is rampant across the United States. Anti-God agendas that once hid in the darkness are now proudly out in the open, demanding acceptance. Developed nations are being overtaken by socialism, removing God from anything and everything in the public square. And if you think things […]

-Read More


Contentment’s Hiding Place

I have discovered some unique things from this place of contentment. When you are looking for satisfaction in imperfect things like a church service, a spouse, children, homemaking and job performance, it’s nearly impossible to escape the loop of complaining and bitterness. You will evaluate everything, all the time, because you want “everything” to become your preference. A content soul in Jesus is not searching because it has already found him. It’s settled and unshaken by the methods of lifestyles around it. This soul has discovered the person who holds contentment and has traded everything in order to remain in […]

-Read More