1. Bearing One Another's Burdens
    16 Mar, 2018
    Bearing One Another's Burdens
    Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.  Galatians 6:2  Pretty much everyone has a burden to bear.  Think about that. Members of your family.  Your friends.  Your neighbors.  Your co-workers.     All of them are probably bearing some type of burden. If we remember that we live in a fallen world, it's easy to see why we are all carrying a burden . . . or multiple burdens. Life in a fallen world is hard, and burdens come all to easily.   Sometimes our burdens are
  2. Trusting in the Lord or in Ourselves?
    13 Mar, 2018
    Trusting in the Lord or in Ourselves?
    Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.   Proverbs 3:5  "Believe in yourself." "Follow your heart." "You've had what you needed inside you all along." These are phrases we hear a good bit these days.   They sound positive and uplifting. But are they good, sound advice? I would say a big, fat "NO!" to that question.  Not because I'm trying to be contrary, but because I believe in the Scriptures more than I believe in myself. And the Scriptures
  3. Critiquing Our Criticism
    12 Mar, 2018
    Critiquing Our Criticism
    For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine, and you say, "He has a demon."  The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, "Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!" Luke 7:33 -34 Hi.  My name is Stuart Mizelle.  And I'm a recovering criticism addict. Just this weekend, I was browsing Facebook for a few minutes and lo and behold, I saw some posts that were wrong.  From deep within me I felt the overwhelming urge to jump
  4. Blameshifting
    09 Mar, 2018
    And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden.  But the LORD God called to the man and said to him, "Where are you?"  And he said, "I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself."  He said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?"  The man said,
  5. Joy and Trials
    06 Mar, 2018
    Joy and Trials
    Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.  And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1:2-4   I remember this time I was talking with a lady whose daughter had been diagnosed with an incurable disease.  Tears were in her eyes as she spoke.  I could see the pain on her face.  This situation was obviously wearing on her. I said, "I'm
  6. Dealing with Sin
    05 Mar, 2018
    Dealing with Sin
    Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.  Galatians 5:19 -21 I've been reading some troubling statistics lately. Approximately 64 percent, or two thirds, of men in the United States admit to viewing porn at