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Category: Life in the Light
Owner or Steward?

Owner or Steward?

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There is a parable called The Parable of the Spoons in which a gentleman has a conversation with the Lord and asks Him, “Lord, I would like know what heaven and hell are like. ...

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Some Observations this Political Season

Some Observations this Political Season

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There are some who would proclaim that Christians should not be involved in the political process. I do not agree. It is my humble opinion that we need Christian candidates and ...

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There’s An All-Seeing Eye Watching You…And That’s A Good Thing

There’s An All-Seeing Eye Watching You…And That’s A Good Thing

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I’ve never been a fan of the song There’s An All-Seeing Eye Watching You. I’m not one who believes that the song book is sacred and, therefore, we have to sing every song in it. I ...

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Editor choice What YOUR Preacher Needs from YOU

What YOUR Preacher Needs from YOU

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Who ministers to the minister? Many times the preacher can feel like he’s all alone on a deserted island, left to deal with the stresses and strains of ministry in isolation. He ...

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You’re Not The Exception!

You’re Not The Exception!

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I cannot tell you how many individuals I have studied the Bible with who felt as though I was wasting my time because, in their mind, they had done too much wrong. God could never ...

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REMEMBER THE REAL ENEMY

REMEMBER THE REAL ENEMY

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I have noticed a trend among some Christians that bothers me and needs to change immediately. I have noticed that many Christians have become known more as angry political ...

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Baptism Is Not the Goal!

Baptism Is Not the Goal!

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Two gas company employees were out checking meters. They parked their truck at the end of an alley and worked their way to the other end. At the last house, a woman was looking ...

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Our Church is NOT for Everyone

Our Church is NOT for Everyone

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I know. The title sounds harsh and, perhaps, un-Christ like. But please hear me out. The Oldham Lane Church of Christ, where I am blessed to serve, has experienced tremendous ...

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It’s Not About You!

It’s Not About You!

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1 Then King David said to the entire assembly, “My son Solomon, whom alone God has chosen, is still young and inexperienced and the work is great; for the temple is not for man, ...

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Don’t Forget the Good Part

Don’t Forget the Good Part

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A couple of years ago I had the privilege of speaking to a group of elders at a retreat. During our time together, we split up into smaller groups and shared our personal ...

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Philippians 4:13—Not a Superhero Verse

Philippians 4:13—Not a Superhero Verse

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Perhaps no other verse better exemplifies the practice of plucking a verse out of context and making it represent one’s agenda than Philippians 4:13. We see this verse on ...

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Jeremiah 29:11 is Not About You!

Jeremiah 29:11 is Not About You!

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We see it on bumper stickers, inspirational posters, and graduation cards. We see it embroidered on pillows or tattooed on a person’s body. It’s the words of the Lord as spoken ...

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