Immanuel – God with us! Christmas is a day to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, a day of hope and great joy. Peace on earth! But not for all. Woe to you who desire the day of the Lord! Why would you have the day of the Lord? It is darkness, and not lightContinue reading “God With us. A day of Hope or Dread?”
There are two questions that I am asked when people learn that we are planting a new church here in Monroe Washington. Why do we need another church in Monroe? How is Magnify Church different? I hope to answer these questions below. If you have additional questions or would like to know more or planContinue reading “Who is Magnify Church?”
The sooner we realize our desperate need for God, the sooner we realize that our purpose is to glorify God and enjoy him forever.
Has Jesus ascended and left us to fend for ourselves?
It is impossible to reconcile the idea of unconditional love with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the love of God
I do not recall any time in my life that I was free from concerns of the future. As a child I spent most of my time alone and in my own head, escaping from the unstable world around me and creating one that met my idea of good and was easy to control. AdulthoodContinue reading “Prayers of Anxiety”
In Part One, I focused on what being sober minded could mean for those who believe they are saved but are not. Our focus will now turn to being sober minded as followers of Christ. The term here is mostly used as an encouragement to wake up and remember what is true. I have been a ChristianContinue reading “What Does it Mean to be Sober Minded, Part 2”
Its time to sober up. This call to mental action in Scripture is ignored by most people because they do not believe it applies to them but ironically, this is the very self-deception that the Bible is calling us to wake up from. Most people plow through life in a state of semi consciousness, allowingContinue reading “What Does it Mean to be Sober Minded?”
The gospel of prosperity is rampant in many churches in a subtle and deceptive manner. There are many flavors of the prosperity Gospel from the overtly obvious to the deceptively subtle. On the extreme end there is the obvious prosperity Gospel that we see being fed by the likes of Joel Osteen, Creflo Dollar, JoyceContinue reading “The Subtle Prosperity Gospel”
Identity Crisis – “why do I not live according to my identity?” Can you imagine waking up from a surgery or recovering from a traumatic event and having no memory of who you are? That almost seems too difficult to process but there are cases of this medical phenomena happening throughout history from either physicalContinue reading “Identity Crisis”