"The key to understanding the Bible is to look for Jesus in the Bible. Jesus is the hero of the Bible. If you read the Bible and don't find Jesus, re-read it! The Bible has one hero, His name is Jesus; one villain, that is Satan; one problem, that is sin; one solution, that is salvation. That is what the Bible is all about." -Dr. Adrian Rogers

Monday, January 16, 2012

Excellent Post by a Former Teacher

The following is a link to a blog post written by one of my former teachers. She still teaches at the extremely conservative Christian high school that I graduated from. When I was there, we never observed MLK Day; however, I do not remember ever being told the reason why. This is the second year that they have observed MLK Day. Even though I know many students only see today as a day they don't have to get up and go to school (as I did for many years), I believe that she is right. No matter what kind of personal life Martin Luther King lived, I think there should be a day set aside for looking back on the way things used to be and thanking God for the changes that were brought about by Martin Luther King Jr. and many others like him.

Racism was very real back then and it is still a part of society today. As Christians, we need to realize that people are people in the all-seeing eyes of God, no matter what the color of their skin may be. I know that, as well as everything else, the issues of racism and civil rights can be taken too far, but I do not think there is anything wrong or unbiblical about celebrating a day that symbolizes victory and freedom for many people.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Check Out My New Blog

Being the quote enthusiast that I am, I have recently created a blog of quotes. This new blog will showcase my growing collection of inspirational quotes. Each day, I plan to post a quote that has special meaning to me, and I pray that they will have special meaning to you, as well.

Please check out my new blog at http://thequoteenthusiast.blogspot.com/. I pray it will be a blessing to you.

New Year's Day Rant

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
1 Corinthians 6:19

Every Sunday Morning, the choir director at our church always makes the same opening statement: "Aren't you excited to be in the house of the Lord this morning!" If you want to get on my nerves, that is one way to do it. I hate that phrase because it is not a true statement. The house of the Lord is not a church building. My friend, the house of the Lord is you, if you have placed your faith and trust in Him.

First Corinthians 12:27 says, "Now ye are the body of Christ..." Over a year ago, we had a guest preacher at our church who introduced me to this phrase: "You cannot go to church; you can only be the church." He was exactly right. The church is every person who has ever come to repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. So the next time someone tries to welcome you to "the house of God," remember that you are the house of God.