Romans 1:16: "For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile." Most of us who have endeavored to follow Christ probably came across this verse early in our journey of faith. While I am … Continue reading We aren’t the first to be ashamed about Jesus
[This is an impression and digression from my sermon at FBC Tulsa on 4/29/2012] Most churches today are all too familiar with the 80/20 principle. This concept is described as follows: 80% of the essential service of the church is done by only 20% of the church's people. The exact ratio will obviously vary from … Continue reading The 80/20 Problem – A Different View (Scripture Impressions and Digressions)
To this day, Constantine I (AD 272-337) is a polarizing figure. He is hailed by some as a savior of the Christian faith - a saint among saints. Others portray him as a villain in the Christian story, and question whether or not he ever truly had an authentic conversion experience with Christ. In either … Continue reading What happened to the cross of Christ? Just ask Helena, Constantine the Great’s mum.
The words came straight from the words of President Obama last week: The United States of America is "the greatest country on earth." He made this statement while encouraging all-partisan leaders to work towards a compromise concerning the US debt crisis. Admittedly, even a compromise seems to be a no-win situation for our nation's economic … Continue reading A wake up call to the greatest nation on Earth from Augustine of Hippo