Challenging believers in Jesus to think and act based on Bible truth.

Tuesday Rambling 2.21.17 – One Way to Heaven

Good morning all! Rambling today about a relationship with God:

  • At our church Sunday, we studied Acts 4:11-12, which say this:
  • “This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone.And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
  • I entitled my sermon: “No Other Way”.
  • If you don’t know much about the Bible, Jesus’ claim is exclusive: He is the only way to heaven.
  • Hear John 14:6: “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'”
  • Think back to the beginning of the Ten Commandments, given soon after God’s mighty work of parting the Red Sea.
  • Exodus 20:3 says this: “You shall have no other gods before me.”
  • God’s desire is unopposed worship; He calls men and women to worship no other.
  • So the question: why is Jesus the only way to heaven?
  • Some objections: God is selfish, arrogant – why can’t those of other faiths or other belief systems go to heaven?
  • Think: how does God show His work to humans?
  • God’s mightiest works require power humans could never explain nor mimic. He parted the Red Sea. He created the cosmos. He controlled the solar system at Jesus’ birth. He controlled the sun in the book of Joshua. Jesus performed work after work, healing and even raising people from the dead.
  • Think Jesus himself: killed, yet risen to life, spending six weeks on the earth as a resurrected human, then ascending to heaven.
  • I desire no god who fits within human explanations. I am willing to worship God who has displayed His power and might and who thus demands my complete and exclusive allegiance.
  • Some questions: What if it’s true? What if God really does things this way? What if He is the only way? What if He communicates His love through Jesus Christ His Son and you really can find forgiveness and the hope of heaven through Him. But only through Him?
  • Before believing something else, I’d check these claims out first. Turns out, they hold up very well under examination.
  • Don’t delay: put your faith in Jesus Christ today. Turn away from your sin. Trust that Jesus’ death is the only thing that will pay the debt you owe to God for your sun. Believe in Him and gain eternal life.
  • Don’t reject Him. Those who reject Jesus will suffer in the absence of God forever.
  • There is only one name. The name of Jesus Christ. Turn to Him!

Monday Challenge 2.20.17 – Wedding Vows, Porn Addicted Boys, Boring Church

Again. Like a recurring nightmare. Monday. At least use this day for a good challenge. The following articles made me think. Perhaps they will do the same for you as well. Wedding Vows What does "till death do us part" mean to you? Good … [Continue reading]

Tuesday Rambling 2.14.17 – What Human Love Won’t Do

Valentine's Day rambling: Human love won't satisfy. Human love won't last. I'm not trying to douse a day of romance, but let's be realistic. Boyfriends, girlfriends, even spouses across the land today will express disappointment with … [Continue reading]

Monday Challenge 2.13.17 – Children Seeing Porn, Grace, The Wicked

Another Monday, another challenge. Check out the articles here today. Challenge your thinking! Children Seeing Porn What do you say when your child admits they've looked at porn? Question: This article describes the question as nearly … [Continue reading]

Tuesday Rambling 2.7.17 – We Must Be Saved!

Ramble. Set. Go. The language "Get saved" or "I got saved" may make some uncomfortable. But, the Bible uses the language. Example: For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God … [Continue reading]

Monday Challenge 2.6.17 – The Trinity, Frederick Douglass, Wrong Politics

Monday has no mercy. I'm glad Jesus does. If staying up late for the game has you tired, work your mind a bit. The Trinity We should think about distinctions between the Father and the Son. This article shows a couple common ways confusion … [Continue reading]

Tuesday Rambling 1.31.17 – Questions to Ask Yourself About Refugees

Good Tuesday morning. Today I am re-posting the content from an article I wrote in November 2015. Then I'll add some fresh rambling at the bottom. Questions to ask yourself about refugees: Am I aware of what the Bible says about refugees? … [Continue reading]

Monday Challenge 1.30.17 – Refugees, Profanity, Turkey (the country)

Good morning - yes? If no, how about a challenge anyway? Plenty to think about in our world. Do some work and shape your thinking. Refugees Apparently our president signed an executive order, in case you didn't know. This order will have … [Continue reading]

Tuesday Rambling 1.24.17 – Spiritual Growth Challenges

Tuesday Rambling: things that challenge our spiritual growth. How we handle the high points. Do we take too much credit? How we handle the low points. Do we repent and restore fellowship with God when we sin or do we simply soldier through to … [Continue reading]

Monday Challenge 1.23.17 – Aging Gracefully, Unqualified President, Selling a Birthright

Good morning! I hope you take some time this Monday for a challenge. I share what I find interesting and whether you (or I) agree or not at least I hope these articles will make you think. Aging Gracefully Tim Challies has a great recent series … [Continue reading]