by Mike Genung
“I think that we were given the scriptures… not so that we could prove that we were right about everything. It was to humble us into realizing that God is right and the rest of us are just guessing.”
In the book of Job we watch Job, a man who was righteous in God’s eyes, get his belief system blown apart. Job thought that if we do good things, only good things will happen to us. The horrific pounding ...
By Mike Genung
After Nathan confronted David head-on for his sins of adultery with Bathsheba and murdering her husband, David’s response was short and to the point, “I have sinned against the Lord” (2 Samuel 12:13).
There was no justification, explanation, or denial; no talk of being sorry about his sin. David simply confessed that what he did was wrong. Immediately after, Nathan told David “The Lord has taken away your sin.”
When the prodigal son was on his way home to his father, ...
by Reuben Carter
As I write this, we are at our house in Wisconsin.
Summer in the Midwest brings lots of rain, which in turn produces lush vegetation, and of course, that includes…weeds! As I was getting caught up on some of these intruders, I reflected on the following:
* If you want a healthy, productive garden, you need to weed regularly
* Weeds choke out the plants you want to grow, sometimes even killing them off slowly
* Weeds can mimic the real flowers you ...
By Mike Genung
Let’s say God dropped you in the city of Sodom, one year before it was razed to the ground. He gave you the imperative to set up a church and be salt and light in that place of darkness. You could bring five Christian friends with you to help. What would you do?
Would there be a sense of urgency?
Now let’s say God places you in a different moment in time with the same imperative, to set up a church. ...