God Helps the Helpless

March 30, 2017 // 24 Comments

Self-help religion says, “If you want God’s help, you have to work for it. You have to pull up your socks to impress the Lord.” But look at the people Jesus helped and you will see that God is not like this. Jesus helped handicapped people, powerless widows, sick children, and paralyzed servants. Jesus [...]

Become Like a Little Child?

April 28, 2016 // 68 Comments

Jesus said, “Unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matt 18:3). What does that mean and how do you do that? “That’s easy. He’s talking about having the faith of a child.” I know that’s what you’ve heard and it’s not a bad answer, but it [...]

Who’s Your Helper?

April 14, 2016 // 45 Comments

History turns on small hinges and there has been no greater turn than the fall of man as recorded in Genesis 3. Everything that is wrong with the world – war, disease, death, genocide – can be traced back to man’s rejection of God. So we might say the saddest verse in the Bible is found in Genesis 3. Except [...]