3 Leanings

Jeff Cultural Observations, Love, Relationships, Service

Thinking deeply.  Working diligently.  Loving fervently. Chances are that you naturally lean more towards one of these three than the others.  We are all hardwired uniquely by God, and that wiring from Him suits His purposes for our lives. Some of you have been granted patient minds that often desire to understand the ‘why’ behind the ‘what’.  Others of you …

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 (part3)

Jeff Bible, Cultural Observations, Forgiveness, General

Well, have you been helped by the videos from Real Truth Matters this week? I’m enjoying them myself and finding some good fuel for the previously lit fire in my heart around this issue of maintaining and accurate and pure representation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Today’s videos follows on the heals of the introduction on Tuesday and first …

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 …

In Case We Forget Where We’re Heading…

Jeff General, Hope

My friend, Paul, linked this incredibly encouraging piece to one of his recent twitter comments.  I highly recommend that you take 5 minutes, make sure all around you is quiet, and welcome the Holy Spirit to calm your heart, soothe any fears you might be holding and breathe just a little bit of the glorious air which will be ours …