Beware of Trojan Horses

Joshua 24:23 “Now then,” said Joshua, “throw away the foreign gods that are among you and yield your hearts to the Lord, the God of Israel.” Do you detect any Trojan Horses in your life? They are subtle, sneaky and sly. I’ll never forget the graduate Psychology course I took years ago at Continue Reading…

In One Generation

Judges 2:10-11 “After that whole generation had been gathered to their ancestors, another generation grew up who knew neither the Lord nor what he had done for Israel. Then the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord….” One generation. That’s all it took to lose everything. The Lord promised not to break his Continue Reading…

Compromise: Healthy Or Deadly?

Daniel 1:8 “But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine….” To compromise or not to compromise…. It’s a question faced continually by politicians, parents and just about anyone facing a tough decision. To what length do we go in standing up for our principles? When is Continue Reading…

Oh Be Careful Little Heart What You Love

Hosea 9:10 “…they consecrated themselves to that shameful idol and became as vile as the thing they loved.” Be careful what you love…. I remember a song we used to sing in Sunday School. Oh be careful little ears what you hear….oh be careful little eyes what you see…oh be Continue Reading…

A Clear Conscience—Coming Soon To A Theater Near You

1 Timothy 1:19 “holding on to faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and so have suffered shipwreck with regard to the faith.” A clear conscience. It’s a terrible thing to lose. Once we start ignoring that inner voice when it dictates a direction other than what we Continue Reading…

Resist The Drift

2 Thessalonians 2:10 “They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.” “Having allowed oneself to drift, unresisting, unpraying, accepting every half-conscious solicitation from our desires, we reached a point where we no longer believed the Faith,” says one of C.S. Lewis’ characters in his book, Continue Reading…

In Your Own Eyes

Judges 17:6 “In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” (ESV) Cultural compromise. Underlying uncertainty. Increased immorality. Fickle faithfulness. These characteristics of Jewish society during the time of the Judges could just as easily describe our 21st century conditions. No less Continue Reading…