Category: Life in the Light
Owner or Steward?

Owner or Steward?

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

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

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

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!

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

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!

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

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!

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

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

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!

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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