Just Thinking

Accepting Criticism

  I was at church this week for an appt. that never was, but God had a different appt. for me – a young assoc. pastor (really appreciate God’s hand on this young man) ask me about how to deal with criticism (based on my experience). It is not humanly natural for us to like […]

Just thinking: New or a Fixer-upper?

Just thinking: New or a Fixer-upper? 2 Corinthians 5:17 Version (NIV) – Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 1 Peter 1:23 (NIV) – For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word […]

Just thinking: Judging Vs. Conviction?

Just thinking: Judging vs. Conviction? Jesus said, “Judge not, that you be not judged” (Matthew 7:1). He went on to say, in effect, “If you do judge, you will be judged in exactly the same way.” Too often, as is the case with God’s enemy – the true meaning of words are twisted and used […]

Just thinking: Conviction vs. Judgment

Just thinking: Conviction vs. Judgment As Christians we are COMMANDED to speak God’s Truth (particularly the written word) at all cost. The Truth from God’s word that we speak is powerful and does penetrates our skin into our thinking faculty. When spoken, God’s Spirit brings CONVICTION through those words, and godly conviction leads us to […]

Just Thinking: Yielding to Temptation?

Just thinking: Yielding to Temptation? 1 Corinthians 10:13 (NIV) – No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. […]