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Tares Among Wheat | Daily Walk 14

How do we respond to people not living by God’s commands? On this Daily Walk I discuss what Jesus had to say about the topic from the parable of the Tares among Wheat.

 



The Parable of the Sower | Daily Walk 13

Jesus tells his disciples exactly what the parable of the sower means. In Matthew 13, Christ tells us that seeds fall in four locations: The path, the shallow soil, the weeds, and the fertile ground. On this daily walk, I give some thoughts on these four soils as they relate to our modern culture.

 



Purpose of the Parables | Daily Walk 12

Jesus did not speak in parables to easily teach the principles of the Kingdom of Heaven. I know that is the regular teaching in Sunday school, especially kids classes. Jesus gave a much deeper reason to His disciples when they asked directly: Why do you speak in parables? On this daily walk, I tell you what Jesus told them.

 



Pagans Will be Pagans | Daily Walk 11

Believers of the world, we need to stop trying to get non-believers to follow the rules and guidelines of our God. We should love the people of the world, live like citizens of heaven, and preach the Gospel. Let’s let God work it out. But if we are saved, we should certainly start living like it. All this and more in today’s daily walk.

 



Bible Translations and Alphabet Soup | Daily Walk 10

There are over 115 English Bible translations. WHY!!!!

In this video, I discuss my thoughts on the number of Bible translations that are available. I frequently am asked about what Bible I read and is x,y,or z a good translation. I seek to read a different translation every year, and I think that we have way too many translations.

Here are my thoughts.

 



Living Like Jesus | Daily Walk 9

In this Daily Walk I discuss the importance of conforming our life to the Scriptures starting starting with our minds. Paul exhorts us to transform our hearts with the renewing of our mind. In the book of Ephesians he give us an outline of some core attitudes to adopt. The bottom line, if we confess that we are Christians, we ought to live like we truly are Christians.

 



Life in Corinth | Daily Walk 8

On this daily walk I discuss the Christian implications of the homosexual marriage debate and other sins that were commonplace in the culture when Christianity was spreading. We should not be as concerned about this right as many Christians declare, but rather, we should just keep on going with the preaching of the Gospel. I can’t force the pagans around me to accept the mandates of a God they do not believe in! Rather than tell others how they should live, as Christians, we should rather be concerned with spreading the Gospel!

 



Transformation in Christ | Daily Walk 7

Many times we hear how easy it is to come to Jesus, and indeed, the burden is easy as Jesus does declare. Our invitation is free, but it is not without cost. In this daily walk, I discuss the Rich Young Ruler, coming to Jesus, and the cost of following Jesus.

 



Scripture Memorization | Daily Walk 6

We all tell our kids at church in Sunday School and evening programs to memorize scripture, but as a general trend in America, it is another place that we as Christian adults are not leading by example. In this daily walk, I talk about my key points in Bible memory.

A few books that I have read on the topic are:
An Approach to Extended Scripture Memory by Andrew Davis
Speed Memory Techniques by Armando Elle
Scripture Memorization Made Easy by Leilani Charis

There may be better ones, but these were free or low cost on the Kindle and it is better to just experiment with what works best for you and o it rather than reading all of the theory, but those are good places to get a start.

With that…start hiding God’s Word in your heart so you may not sin against Him

 



Politics in the Church | Daily Walk 5

During today’s daily walk I wanted to discuss politics and faith. No matter if you like our president’s policies or not, we are called to pray. Pray for the government and the leaders. As we enter the election year and the politics are flying in the news, we need to focus on praying. Pray for the country, pray for the best leader to be elected to the country, and pray for the new president no matter if you wanted that person elected or not!

The Bible tells us to obey our authorities as long as our authorities are not directly interfering with our commission to spread the Gospel. Pray and keep the two party American political system OUT of the church.

 



Bible Tracts Everywhere | Daily Walk 4

On today’s walk, I want to discuss a pet peeve I have…BIBLE TRACTS! I hate these things. Though I have encountered a few good ones, most of the tracts I have looked at (and that is many) are sloppy in their theology. They simply want to get a little prayer accomplished and then declare you saved! No matter the fact you have not repented, are not seeking to please God. If the prayer is done…you are SAVED!

Lets recall some theology and stop leaving these things littered around town. Listen to my discussion on Bible Tracts

 



Theology is Important | Daily Walk 3

On this daily walk I am discussing why theology is important and then I give some practical steps to learn theology.

Some great free resources can be found here:
Grace to You – http://www.gty.org/
Ligonier Ministries – http://www.ligonier.org/
Desiring God – http://www.desiringgod.org/
Moody – http://staging.moodymedia.org/
Oneplace – http://www.oneplace.com/

Remember you should be studying all points of view, particularly in the controversial views. Ultimately, you should come to your own conclusion on theological matters.

 



The Importance of Scripture Reading | Daily Walk 2

The Bible is not as difficult a read as many books that we Americans like to stick our nose it, but simple reading can have deep impact on our daily life. We should be striving to reading the Bible quickly over the course of a year, but also to doing some in depth study in addition to that.

In this daily walk I build an argument for why we should read the Bible every day and then I lay out my strategies for how I accomplish that task.

 



The Importance of Prayer | Daily Walk 1

Some of us are better at praying and others not so much. I am very academic so reading the Bible comes naturally to me, but when it comes to prayer, I often struggle. I make the effort and put in my time, but sometimes we misunderstand what we are trying to accomplish with our prayers. Do we seek to get things as if our Father is a cosmic vending machine? You know the prayer, “Give me this, give me that, give me this, give me that…time for bed!”