1. Fallen and Won't Get Up?
    13 Apr, 2018
    Fallen and Won't Get Up?
    "You shall say to them, Thus says the LORD: When men fall, do they not rise again? If one turns away, does he not return?  Why then has this people turned away in perpetual backsliding? They hold fast to deceit; they refuse to return."  Jeremiah 8:4-5 You might remember the Life Alert commercial from the 80s in which a woman on the floor says, "I've fallen, and I can't get up."  That commercial has been the brunt of many of joke. I'm not going to add one more joke to that list.  I will,
  2. 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
  3. Blameshifting
    09 Mar, 2018
    Blameshifting
    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,
  4. 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
  5. Examine Yourselves
    09 Feb, 2018
    Examine Yourselves
    Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?- unless indeed you fail to meet the test!  2 Corinthians 13:5 When I was in school, test time was almost always an anxiety producing event.  I wanted to do well on any test I took, and the thought of failure was usually too awful for me to consider.  At times there were even sweaty palms, racing heartbeat, and wide-eyed deer in the headlights fear
  6. Are We on the Horns of a Dilemma?
    30 Jan, 2018
    Are We on the Horns of a Dilemma?
    One day, as Jesus was teaching the people in the temple and preaching the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes with the elders came up and said to him, "Tell us by what authority you do these things, or who it is that gave you this authority."  He answered them, "I also will ask you a question. Now tell me, was the baptism of John from heaven or from man?"  And they discussed it with one another, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' he will say, 'Why did you not believe him?'  But if we say,