Is A Revival Something You Attend?

Jeff Church Life, General, Spiritual Growth, theology, Worship

A few years back I mentioned to Mr. David Price, a dear friend in England, that I was going to “preach a revival” in another state.  The communication was through email so I could not exactly detect his tone when he politely requested that I clarify what I meant by using the term revival.  Stumbling through my response I sought …

Go Ahead And Admit It

Jeff Cultural Observations, Forgiveness, Humility

Anyone else out there sick of hearing about U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner and the current scandal attached to his (unfortunate) name?  The congressman from New York has now entered intro a treatment facility as a remedy to his being exposed for sending lewd photos of himself to a plethora of women.  He still refuses to resign from his high office …

Two Helpful Lists

Jeff Forgiveness, General, Hope, Humility, Spiritual Growth

Tomorrow morning, if God allows, I will preach further into the series of James from 2:14-26.  This is the well known passage concerning faith and works.  James provokes us to consider whether or not a belief system concerning Christ which does not result in normal outflow of good works could ever be considered as the type of faith that affords …

How Good Is Good Enough? (final part in video series)

Jeff Bible, Cultural Observations, Forgiveness, Salvation

I hope you have been helped by the round of videos that have occupied my blog for the last week. I needed a little time off from writing but i really think that these videos from Real Truth Matters have served us well. Today’s video is the last in the series and I trust it will be as helpful as …

The Blight of The Sinner’s Prayer (part 5)

Jeff Bible, Cultural Observations, Forgiveness, General, Salvation

The mindless use of the sinner’s prayer as the capstone for all evangelism has, perhaps, done more damage than any one facet of the false gospel permeating the 21st Century church. Though the content of the sinner’s prayer can be justified with Scripture, it is the usage of this prayer that deeply grieves me. Closely akin to a “spiritual abracadabra” …

Don’t Quit Now…Here’s Part 4

Jeff Bible, Forgiveness, General, Salvation, Spiritual Growth

Let me encourage you to keep on viewing these videos while I’m away on vacation with my family. Far more than just something to serve as “filler” while I’m letting my mind and body enjoy some rest in Florida, these videos will compel you to think about the strategy of Satan for the exchanging of God’s good news of salvation. …

History Of The Modern Gospel (part 2)

Jeff General

From the firends at realtruthmatters.com we will look today at the next video concerning the need for a biblical understanding of what is the true nature of God’s message to us. If you can take the time to view these videos each day while I’m away on vacation, you are going to be able to understand why I (and countless …

History Of The Modern Gospel (part 1)

Jeff Forgiveness, General, Salvation, Spiritual Growth

Yesterday’s post explained that, while I’m on vacation with my family, I’ll be posting a series of short videos from a helpful ministry called Real Truth Matters. These short videos will focus on the promotion of a false gospel message that has permeated the 21st Century church. If you missed yesterday’s video, just look below and watch it before watching …

History Of The Modern Gospel (introduction)

Jeff General, Salvation, Spiritual Growth

My family and I are spending some time together this week on vacation.  I likely won’t be engaging in my normal writing as I  hope that both my body and mind will enjoy some down time and leisure with my precious three.  I’m going to place a video each day on my blog from a website that I am getting …

He Will Give It Back To You Again

Jeff Bible, Church Life, Forgiveness, Humility, Prayer, Spiritual Growth

“And Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he recovered his sight and followed Him on the way.” – Mark 10:52 {ESV} For many of us the most heartbreaking experience we have had as followers of Christ is to have forfeited something we once were so blessed by.  I’m not talking about …