Simple Switch: Go and tell.

Spare Some Time

It was inevitable. I can still hear his voice saying these words that, to this day, remain locked up in the deep recesses of my mind. “Son, your room is a mess and you need to go clean it up” he would say with harsh tone. This phrase was one that was uttered to me on, what felt like, a daily basis.

I was (some would suggest I still am) a particularly messy kid when I was younger. I would leave blocks of Legos, various action figures and scraps of what was, at one time, delicious food splattered on the floor of my room. The messes I left always prompted my dad to say “son, your room is a mess and you need to go clean it up” to which I would always reply “do I have to?”

Whether I liked it or not I had a responsibility. Looking back…

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Why Do You Think What You Think?

I saw this on Facebook through a friend of a friend.
“Great thought-provoking question…
I got a question for anyone who wants to post, that I ponder about quite frequently. WHY do you believe what you believe? To focus the question a bit better, everyone has political, religious, moral etc. beliefs that generally govern your day to day life. Everyone seems to have a passionate belief that they are convinced of that effects [sic] them greatly. At some point (or points) in your life, you

began to believe in whatever you believe in. What was the biggest factor that influenced that belief of beliefs? I DON’T WANT WHAT YOU BELIEVE, just WHY; in fact keep what it is out if possible. If you do come up with a “Why” ask yourself again why you believe in that. You may have to ask yourself why several times to get down to the true and honest “Why you believe what you believe” I’m interested to see what you come up with.”
The simple switch: Consider, perhaps for the first time, why we believe what we believe.

The Story of The Bridge

 

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The Simple Switch: Drop it!

 

Simple Switch: Understand that the truth is truth.

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Neal Pollard

Philosophical types revel in “not knowing.”  They like to challenge and undermine the faith of believers, asserting that we cannot really know anything.  It is a sort of insanity, really.  Can you imagine going through life confident only of the belief that nobody can truly know anything?  Yet, that is where a great many stand, including some who would profess to be Christians.  They say, “Objective truth is unknowable,” “God is unknowable,” and only fools and simpletons say otherwise.

Poor John.  He missed that memo.  It was not because he lived in the time before philosophy was born.  He wrote that masterful, Divinely-inspired first epistle bearing his name at the front end of a movement that would come to be known as “gnosticism.”  While gnostics would consider themselves an elite spiritual force who alone had special knowledge, they and their predecessors to whom John writes enjoyed trying to…

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Simple Switch: Reconsider guidance.

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Neal Pollard

When I was preaching in Virginia, I received a call from a concerned brother in another state.  He related to me that the congregation where he was attending was trying to push for women to serve in the church’s leadership roles.  He explained that the preacher’s and leadership’s defense and rationale was that the Holy Spirit was moving among them and leading them to this conclusion.

Have you ever heard a person or congregation seek to promote or defend a practice by claiming this kind of Spirit-guidance?  On the surface, it may seem powerful or compelling.  After all, if God is leading one to do something who is to oppose it?

The interesting (and important) thing is that the Spirit has already led us to truth on the matters pertaining to life and godliness (cf. 2 Pet. 1:3).  The Spirit inspired His Bible writers to reveal all truth…

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