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about MeSome of my guiding principles to help understand who I am.
Guiding Principles for My Church
…a voice of one crying in the wilderness, 'make straight the way of the Lord…
~ John 1:23
...the church of the living God, the pillar and support of the truth.
~ 1 Tim 3:15
He who gives attention to the word shall find good, and blessed is he who trusts in the Lord.
~ Prov 16:20
Write, for these words are faithful and true!
~ Rev 21:5
Guiding Principles for My Government
"Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty."
~ Thomas Jefferson
"Striving for justice is one of life’s greatest gratifications. In fact, outside of the family, it is the greatest gratification. Without justice, there’s no such thing as liberty and freedom, there’s no such thing as fulfilling life’s possibilities."
~ Ralph Nadar
Guiding Principles for My Family
For I have chosen him, so that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing righteousness and justice, so that the Lord may bring upon [him] what He has spoken about him.
~ Genesis 18:19
Guiding Principles for My BusinessI fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure, unless built upon truth and justice, therefore, I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects. I will succeed by attracting to myself the forces I wish to use, and the cooperation of other people. I will induce others to serve me, because of my willingness to serve others. I will eliminate hatred, envy, jealousy, selfishness, and cynicism, by developing love for all humanity, because I know that a negative attitude toward others can never bring me success. I will cause others to believe in me, because I will believe in them, and in myself. ~ Napoleon Hill
Guiding Principles for My Me
Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. Eph 5:15-16
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- Friday’s Featured Sermon: “The Benefits of Knowing Christ” February 1, 2019I once heard the story of a man who spent his entire life in abject poverty. Soon after his death, a massive deposit of gold was discovered just beneath the surface of his small plot of land. I found it staggering to contemplate the vast resources that poor man had right under his feet his […]
- The Lord’s Relentless Defense of His People January 30, 2019What is Jesus doing right now? After all, His creation is complete (John 1:1–3) and His atoning work is finished (Hebrews 10:12–14). So what occupies Him in the present? While exiled on the island of Patmos, the apostle John received a powerful reminder of the Lord’s ongoing priestly work. John describes Christ’s appearance in Revelation […]
- The Enduring Light of the Truth January 28, 2019In spite of all that Scripture tells us about Jesus Christ, rarely do we see the full manifestation of His glory. Even in His interactions with His disciples after His resurrection, the Lord was still veiled within His glorified body. Only one passage gives us a detailed glimpse of Christ’s manifold glory, displayed through His […]
- Friday’s Featured Sermon: “The Reality of God’s Wrath” January 25, 2019Recently, I conducted an Internet search for “songs about the grace of God.” Among the results was one website that comprised sixty-two pages of such songs. My curiosity piqued, I then searched “songs about the wrath of God.” Not surprisingly, the results were not nearly as robust. Today’s Christian music seems mostly designed to engage […]
- The Unmistakable Voice of the Lord January 23, 2019There’s nothing subtle about alarms. All potential distractions melt into oblivion when a blaring siren commands our focus. By design, they drown out all other noises and demand our attention. In the same way, when the apostle John heard the voice of the glorified Christ on Patmos, it was startling, arresting, and commanding. John […]
- A Church Not Forsaken January 21, 2019Christ’s departure from this planet was not a departure from His church. He promised His disciples before He ascended to heaven, “I am with you always” (Matthew 28:20). And in spite of the scandal, compromise corruption, and rebellion that often threatens to overrun the church, Christ’s promise still stands. No matter how dire the situation […]
- Friday’s Featured Sermon: “Stop Complaining” (Parts 1 and 2) January 18, 2019Scripture is clear that Christians serve a God who is uniquely all-sufficient to meet our every need (Ephesians 1:3; 2 Peter 1:3-4; 2 Corinthians 12:9). By definition, calling anything sufficient is to acknowledge it is inherently adequate to satisfy a particular need. Some things in this life are sufficient for us in certain moments and […]
- Faith as Christ Defined It January 16, 2019If our aim is to understand the true nature of saving faith, who better to look to than Jesus Christ Himself, “the author and perfecter of [our] faith” (Hebrews 12:2)? And while the Lord had much to say about the quality and characteristics of saving faith throughout His public ministry, the Sermon on the Mount […]
- Friday’s Featured Sermon: “The Benefits of Knowing Christ” February 1, 2019
- Friday, Feb. 1, 2019Democrats enraged as Howard Schultz considers 2020 presidential bid. Is there a path for a candidate who is socially liberal and economically conservative? || Seeking to heal the nations, New Age guru Marianne Williamson enters 2020 presidential race || Secularism’s “us vs. them” worldview: How an attack on Pentecostalism becomes an attack on biblical Christianity […]
- Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019Virginia governor’s defense of abortion turns into a defense of infanticide || Even when looking at socially-liberal Europe, abortion laws are far more restrictive || As extreme cold grips the nation, human beings are reminded of our helplessness when it comes to weather || At what age should a child be considered criminally responsible? The […]
- Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019Growing secular antipathy to Christianity on display as New York Times reporter looks to “expose” Christian schools || Having abandoned objective truth claims, religious left faces uphill battle as it tries to gain political traction || Why the prospect of human composting represents a devaluing of human dignity The post Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 appeared […]
- Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019When a religious text is taught, a religious message is communicated. What does this mean for states considering Bible classes in public schools? || A secular allergy to prayer? What the battle over prayer at school board meetings tells us about the secular agenda || Japanese minimalism goes mainstream: Understanding the worldview dimensions behind the […]
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