THE MOTIVE TO SIN – THE NEXT STEP #9

We know drinking and driving is dumb, but we do it anyway.  We know smoking causes cancer, impotence, emphysema, and death, but we still smoke.  Why?  If we know cheating on our spouse could ruin our marriage, our carrier, our life, why do we still do it? Today in the...

THE LINE THAT DIVIDES – THE NEXT STEP #8

Is it a “sin” to eat a burger at a fast food joint like McDonalds? Virtually all christians today would say, “No, not at all.” But that answer would be based on what? In most cases our culture. But the question is, “Is it a sin?”...

DEFINING THE ENEMY – THE NEXT STEP #7

We have spent six weeks looking at the subject of love.  How wonderful to know that God loves us so much that He will only, and always give us what is truly needed most.  That great principle encourages us even when times are hard and painful.  But this truth also...

PERFECT LOVE, NO FEAR – THE NEXT STEP #6

We had been invited to serve as missionaries on the Island of Saipan. According to the policies, our family of 5 was only allowed to take 4,000 pounds of personal effects. We’d been at it for several weeks sorting, selling, giving away, and setting aside for...

LOVE CLOSE TO HOME – THE NEXT STEP #5

God so loved the world that He gave, gave us what we needed most, a Savior. And this giving continues – it never stops! • He gave at the cross – John 3:16 • He gives us grace today interceding in heaven – Hebrews 7:25 • He gives us His law so we can...