Peter & Paul

Backpedaling

Every Christian parent’s warning to their children: “33 Do not be deceived: “Evil company corrupts good habits.”” – 1 Corinthians 15:33 This is a very simple teaching and a very simple message. But what profound applications it has. Iron sharpens iron (Proverbs 27:17) but cheese dulls the knife. Just as the things you spend time doing reflect on the level of importance and priority of those things; so too the people you spend time with. The crowd we float with tends to tell us a bit about ourselves. The context of the above verse revolves around the resurrection of Jesus Christ. There were those who denied it’s truth, there were groups propagating false theology. While we all hope we can con

Strength to Stand

But he, being full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God, and said, “Look! I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!” – Acts 7:55, 56 I have spent a lot of time thinking about these two verses and what keeps catching my attention is Jesus standing... not sitting. Standing. Have you ever done something, a performance or something where you receive the applause of an audience? The feels really good, right? But how about when the audience stands up to applaud you? That's an even better feeling! Let's be a little more somber right now. Stephen is about to die. He gave a moving sermon that g

A Bargain Value

YOU are worth it, YOU are valued, YOU are loved. The constant bombardment of worldly gain and self-esteem driven by comparative worth can push us into an existence of self-doubt, sadness, and a sense of unimportance. We strive day in and day out (the “grind” if you will) to achieve; better homes, higher salaries, career mobility, growth of stature, better relationships, stronger will, character improvement, etc., only to be shorthanded life’s lemons. Pursuing those things are good, and God wants those things for us. But along the road to achievement there are pitfalls and setbacks that tend to trip us up. Outside forces that pull at the sensitive and well-guarded areas of our mind and person

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