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Is Christianity True?

May 3, 2012

With so many religions and talk of all roads leading to the same place, how can we know which one is true? Is Christianity true?

We can be confident Christianity is true for one simple reason.

It is so different and unique when compared to all the other religions.

If man began a religion, human nature would dictate it be focused on man climbing towards God. Inwardly, we feel there must be certain works produced in order to achieve blessing from God.ladder to sky

Surely, fulfilling certain rules and rituals to be bigger, better, faster, and stronger would gain us the acceptance of a higher power.

In this kind of a merit-based, tipping the scales system; one question remains.

How much rule keeping or ritual observing is enough to achieve the standard of the Almighty?

When is enough, enough?


Jesus + ? = Success

January 17, 2012

 Yesterday, we examined Galatians 5:1-15 in our 7 Minutes a Day series. Paul actually advocated that the false teachers in Galatia not only circumcise themselves, but to go the whole way to castration. He was exposing the error of their thinking. For a refresher, have a look at yesterday’s post.

I left off mentioning that I have spent years asking audiences what is inserted into a “Jesus +” formula in the modern church

Here are the most popular answers:

prayer                church attendance     missions                        Sunday school
worship              tithing                      spiritual gifts                   volunteering
Bible reading      obedience                relationship not religion    not being lukewarm

This is a part of the 7 Minutes a Day Series. It might be helpful to scroll to the bottom and see previous portions of Galatians we’ve explored.

I have spent nearly 20 years working in missions. In my travels I meet many people who serve with different motivations. Some serve out of a desire to help those pushed down by life and society. Some serve in order to fulfill part of the Great Commission.

Those who are the most miserable on the missions field are those serving out of a sense of guilt or obligation. They begin their commitments with zeal and passion. Then things get tough. Culture shock hits. The converts don’t come rolling in. When this happens, those motivated by guilt respond in different ways.

Sometimes people give up and leave the field (or even their faith) completely. When we serve for the wrong reasons, the mission field will chew us up and spit us out.

This is a part of the 7 Minutes a Day Series. It might be helpful to scroll to the bottom and see previous portions of Galatians we’ve explored.

All children look forward to the day when they no longer have a babysitter. You may have had some incredible times with a sitter, learning fun things, but the moment you are mature enough to stay by yourself is a milestone in any child’s life.

The Jews were telling the Galatians they needed the babysitter of the Law, specifically circumcision. Remember, they said this was the secret to success as a Christian.

Let’s read the passage in Galatians before we go any further……

Galatians 3:15-29(click on this and read the passage. Yes, this is included in the 7 minutes!)

The Epistle to the Galatians

November 3, 2011

Welcome to a new feature at In a mere “7 minutes”, you have an opportunity to meditate on the Bible for yourself with minimal time commitment. Be it with your morning coffee, before bed, or even the time spent in the bathroom; you can gain an understanding of various books of the Bible. This time together brings much more than knowledge, it  leads us to apply the truth found in the pages of Scripture. I hope as readership increases, this will become a conversation rather than a sermon. So, give “7 minutes a day” a try. See what you think!

The first book we will pursue is Galatians. Here is a brief introduction to the book. Check back soon for the first “study”

Brief Summary: