Monthly Archives: September 2017

The Do’s and Don’ts

“The Old Testament is filled with do’s and don’ts, but the New Testament is all about grace” [Bevere*, 146] Many of you have read the Old Testament, some maybe more than once. It seems true that God told the Israelites … Continue reading

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The Spirit is Willing…

Let me pose what we call a “no brainer” to you. You know, one of those questions where you don’t have to think about your response. It would just be yes, a flat out yes. In John 1:16, Pastor Bevere … Continue reading

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Grace…The Fuel

We have been through nine chapters in John Bevere’s book and he has written about the state of Christianity today; his opinion is that Christians are content to pursue goodness and not holiness. He has stated that good is not … Continue reading

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You Are Not Doing It Alone…

All teachers have their tricks; I had a few. We usually “borrow” them from other teachers. One of the “tricks” I used every semester went like this. I would stop class and ask my students to mimic what I was … Continue reading

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The Motivation behind sin…

“The motivation behind sin is selfishness. The man who steals does so for himself. The man who lies does so to protect or benefit himself. The man who commits adultery against his wife considers not his wife and children but … Continue reading

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Living for Self…

So much of John Bevere’s Good or God? has been brutally honest. He is calling for Christians to meet a higher standard, a holy standard and he pulls no punches. He confronts the way we live today, in a culture … Continue reading

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“From the Unseen to the Seen”

Sometimes we have those days when nothing seems right.  You may have done something that bothers you and it eats at you.  It is a sin but now it is over.  You can’t undo it and you have asked His … Continue reading

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