Red & Yellow…

Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth. John 17:17
I’m sure you’ve heard one of these sayings about the Coral snake.
“Red on yellow, kill a fellow; red on black, friend of Jack.”
“Red and Yellow, Kill a Fellow, Red and Black, Venom Lack.”
“Red on yellow, don’t be mellow; red on black, toxins they lack.”
“If red touches yellow, you’re a dead fellow; if red touches black, you’re ok jack.”
“Red yellow hear the preacher bellow. Red black that little snake sure does lack.”
“Red touch yellow, death says hello. Black touch red, keep your head.” Continue reading

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The Devil Made Me Do It (part 4)

Now when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from Him until an opportune time. Luke 4:13
Will temptation leave you alone?
No, never!
Satan will tempt you every day; some days more than others. Continue reading

The Devil Made Me Do It (part 3)

Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory.
And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.”
Matt 4:8, 9
I’ve never been to the top of Mt. Everest but I have been to the top of the Hemisphere Needle in San Antonio and the San Jacinto Monument in Baytown.
And I love to fly just because of the view.
There is something about being high and looking down on everything that just takes your breath away. Continue reading

The Devil Made Me Do It (part 2)

Then the devil took Him up into the holy city, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. For it is written: ‘He shall give His angels charge over you,’ and, ‘In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.'” Matt 4: 5-6
Satan will tempt you in your own place.
He took Jesus to Jerusalem, God’s own Holy City!
And to top it off, he took Him to the temple, which was God’s house of worship. Continue reading

The Devil Made Me Do It

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry. Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.” Matt 4:1-3
I remember when I was young, there was a black comedian named Flip Wilson.
One of his most popular skits was “The Devil Made Me Buy That Dress.”

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Top Ten

So the churches were strengthened in the faith, and increased in number daily. Acts 16:5

Top 10 Reasons For Going To Church are as follows:
10. Creates and builds relationships.
9. Helps others to join in.
8. Adds to the congregation.
7. Makes others feel welcome.
6. Encourages the Pastor.
5. Reinforces your belief in God.
4. Adjusts your thinking for another week.
3. Shows how valuable your time with God is.
2. It is pleasing to God.
1. No better way to show people that you practice what you preach.

Top 10 Reasons People Don’t Go To Church:
1. People in churches are hypocrites. (Or: You wouldn’t believe what a Christian did to me!)
2. I don’t have time. Sunday morning is the only day I can sleep late.
3. I don’t have nice clothes to wear to church.
4. I don’t need to go to church. I can worship God, even when I’m fishing.
5. Church is not important.
6. Church is for good people who haven’t messed up. You don’t know where I’ve been or what I’ve done.
7. There are so many churches and I don’t know which one to go to.
8. There are so many denominations … even Christians cant agree among themselves about what the Bible means.
9. I dont believe in God. Christians are dangerous fanatics, politically unpopular and always trying to shove their beliefs on others.
10. I’ve been thinking Id like to go to church. But I don’t know anyone. And I don’t know what to do, where to go, what to expect when I get there.

Free Health Care! That Would Be Great But…

There is nothing in the news these days but health care reform.
Is this the #1 government priority right now?
Is there nothing else that needs more attention?
I think it would be great if we all had free health care! Continue reading