Who Was Demas?

“Demas has deserted me because he loves the things of this life and has gone to Thessalonica…” (2 Timothy 4:10a NLT) Have you ever had someone close to you, someone you trusted, betray you? It’s a sickening, gut-wrenching experience. I can only imagine how Paul felt when Demas left him. We don’t know a lotContinue reading “Who Was Demas?”

When It’s Not Okay to Not be Okay

“Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged.” (Matthew 7:1-2 NLT) We’re creatures of habit and the older we get the harder it is to change. However, problems ariseContinue reading “When It’s Not Okay to Not be Okay”

Getting Dressed Up for Jesus

“Jesus replied, ‘You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you, for he wrote: “These people honor Me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me.”’” (Mark 7:6 NLT) In the above verse Jesus is responding to some Pharisees and teachers of religious law who criticized Jesus’ disciples because they didn’t performContinue reading “Getting Dressed Up for Jesus”

Why So Many Miss Heaven

“The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way.” (Matthew 7:13b NLT) When I was in college, I worked part time at the local newspaper, where I met a young man about my age, whose nickname was “Garb.” That seemed a little odd, so one dayContinue reading “Why So Many Miss Heaven”