My 27th Birthday Reflection

Man, I wish I could personally reply to every “Happy Birthday” post I got today, but if I did, I’d be up all night.  I’m truly grateful for all the friends and loved ones I have.  Earlier today, I was reflecting on all the blessings I have.  At 10am I was walking to the grill to fire it up for my dad to cook steak and eggs, and I already …

Street Light Preaching

If you ever want to try street light preaching, this video may be helpful. My boy Chris Bean and I in Tulare with the megaphone. You can’t hear the 30 second sermons very good, but the people at the light did. MY SERMON:Good afternoon everyone, PLEASE DRIVE SAFELY!  There are 110 car related deaths everyday in America.  That’s over 40,000 car related deaths per year! God forbid that it happens …

Man as a trinity – Spirit, Soul and Body… What’s the difference (Q-Box Question)

In Christianity, we use a lot of words without always knowing what they mean.  For example, we say things like “my soul was saved” or “I feel it in my spirit”… however, do you ever really stop to think, what is my soul?  What is my spirit?  What’s the difference?  Is there a difference? It’s funny to think about how people can feel something in “their spirit” when they may …

How do I overcome temptation? (Q-Box Question)

Being tempted isn’t a sin; giving in isThe way the question is phrased is important.  Notice the question is not “how do I avoid temptation” or “how do I stop being tempted”.  No, the question is, “how do I overcome temptation”.  The difference in phrasing the question is crucial, because it is not a sin to be tempted. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with …

“Repent and be baptized…”

Reading Acts 2 right now…. It just hit me, when Peter told the Jews he was preaching to to “repent and be baptized…” it was a radical statement.  To a Jew, baptism meant something very specific. To tell a Jew to be baptized was to tell him to take part in Mikveh.  Mikveh was a ritualistic cleansing after taking part in an impure incident.  Mikveh was also used for Gentile …