Why Did God Kill Entire Nations in the Old Testament?

Here is another question related to the question previously posted about God’s mercy and God’s wrath.  Let me know what you think. Q. Why did they kill all the people in the cities? (Example: Joshua 11:11,12,14,17,21,22) A. Several answers: They were wicked and God was judging them. (Joshua 11:20) God is a Holy God and […]

Dangers of Drink

This comes from my pastor’s blog.   Isaiah 28:7-8 And even these reel with wine, and stagger with strong drink; the priest and the prophet reel with strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they stagger with strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment. For all tables are full of vomit […]

Our Attitude in Trials

Some people asked for the notes of today’s message to be published on my blog, so here they are.  I hope they are a blessing. Our Attitude in Trials 1 Peter 4:12-19     1-Attitude of Acceptance (Not Surprised) (4:12) Trails and suffering are normal for believers. The first 300 years of the church were […]

Vision Baptist Pulpit Podcast

Our home church has a great podcast of all the sermons preached at the church available for free. I wanted to let you know about this podcast because it is an encouragement to us here on the mission field. You can get the sermons to your phone using the mobi link below or you can get them […]

Joshua 7 Part 4: The Judgment of Secret Sins

I am doing a series of posts about Achan in Joshua 7 and how his sin, though secret, was exposed and had serious consequences.  I hope this series of lessons on “Secret Sin” will challenge us examine our hearts for secret sins and confess them to God.  We have already looked at the lure, the consequences, and […]

Joshua 7 Part 3: The Exposure of Secret Sins

I am doing a series of posts about Achan in Joshua 7 and how his sin, though secret, was exposed and had serious consequences.  I hope this series of lessons on “Secret Sin” will challenge us examine our hearts for secret sins and confess them to God.  We have already looked at the lure of secret […]

Joshua 7 Part 2: The Consequences of Secret Sins

I am doing a series of posts about Achan in Joshua 7 and how his sin, though secret, was exposed and had serious consequences.  I hope this series of lessons on “Secret Sin” will challenge us examine our hearts for secret sins and confess them to God.  Yesterday, we looked a the lure of secret […]

Joshua 7 Part 1: The Lure of Secret Sin

  I was reading my Bible today in Joshua about Achan and how his sin, though secret, was exposed and had serious consequences.  I hope this series of lessons on “Secret Sin” will challenge us examine our hearts for secret sins and confess them to God. In Joshua 7, Israel had just won a great […]

Setting Goals

I like new beginnings.  I like starting a new day, a new week, and a new year.  I am excited about 2009, and I enjoyed taking some time over the last few days to evaluate different areas of my life and set some goals.  Today, Teri and I did some planning and goal-setting for the […]