So the new photos of Caitlyn Jenner (formerly known as Bruce Jenner) hit the internet and social media is in an uproar. Of course, it’s not a secret that hollywood is seriously doing all it can to push the LGBT agenda or that the culture of the world we live in is changing rapidly and morality has been redefined. But that is not the point here today.
the point is how the christian community reacts to these changes and how those reactions affect not just the perception of christianity, but our mission and calling of reconciling the world back to God. (2 Corinthians 5:19)
It’s sad to see Christians brandishing bible quotes in protest and calling fire and damnation on Caitlyn Jenner. More sad to see the threats and the barely concealed anger and open contempt displayed against Caitlyn.
Continue reading “If Jesus Was On Earth Today, He Would Embrace Caitlyn Jenner”
Jesus never said you deserve a huge house, nice car, big pay check and a sweet job. In fact, everything in the Gospel points to simplicity rather than luxury.
This isn’t to say that you’re not allowed to have nice things but that Jesus didn’t promise you are going to be given them.
Continue reading “No We’re Not All Going To Be Rich.”
Christmas has always been a holiday celebrated carelessly. Even by Christians. Over the years, various customs and traditions have found their way into the church and the 21st century Christian does not even realize that a lot of these traditions are unscriptural. As you read this, please bear in mind that I do not intend to ruin anyone’s fun, be legalistic or rain on anyone’s parade. I only seek to draw attention to who we have been called to be and remind those who have forgotten that though we live in this world, we do not belong here.
For Christians, Christmas day is the day we celebrate the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ who was sent from God to be the ultimate sacrifice for our sins and bring us into relationship with God. It’s the ultimate sign of God’s love for us. (John 3:16). This love compels us to celebrate Christmas by showing love to everyone around us, hence, the distribution of gifts and “Christmas cheer”.
Continue reading “Christmas! Teach Your Kids About Jesus; NOT Santa Claus!”
“You passionately love Jesus, but you don’t really want to be like Him. You admire His humility, but you don’t want to be that humble.
You think it’s beautiful that He washed the feet of the disciples, but that’s not exactly the direction your life is headed.
You’re thankful He was spit upon and abused, but you would never let that happen to you. You praise Him for loving you enough to suffering during His whole time on earth, but you’re going to do everything within your power to make sure you enjoy your time down here.
In short: You think He is a great savior, but not a great role model.”
Pastor Francis Chan