Category Archives: Individuality

Should a Christian Get a Tattoo?

We are currently living in the age of the tattoo. A Harris 2015 online survey poll of 2,225 American adults found that 29% have tattoos. That was up from 21% just four years earlier. And of those who have a … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Liberty, Current Events, Dress and Appearance, Evangelism, Individuality, Personal Holiness, Sanctification, Tattoos, The Old Testament Law, Witnessing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What Does Your Jesus Look Like?

“The Jesus You Know” series (post #1) Since none of us have ever seen Jesus face to face, we are left to conjure up our own images of Him in our minds. I myself am still detoxing from a mental … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, God's Work, Individuality, Ministry, Missions, Personal, Priorities | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Are You a Duck, an Eagle, a Rabbit, Or a Turtle?

In his book “Criswell’s Guidebook For Pastors,” W.A. Criswell, the longtime pastor of 1st Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas, offers the following illustration: The animals had a school. The curriculum consisted of running, climbing, flying, and swimming. All the animals … Continue reading

Posted in Choices, Contentment, God's Will, God's Work, Individuality, Ministry, Spiritual Gifts, Talents | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Right Tool For the Job

Last Thursday night three different storms brought booming thunder, streaks of lightning, and a deluge of rain to our little town. It was the rain that created the problem for me as a rushing current dumped a lump of old … Continue reading

Posted in Faithfulness, God's Will, Individuality, Ministry, Obedience, Personal, Service, Spiritual Gifts, Talents | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Don’t Try To Wear Someone Else’s Armor

When King Saul heard that a teenage boy named David had volunteered to fight the giant Goliath, he called for David and tried to talk him out of it. He said to David, “You are not able to go against … Continue reading

Posted in Change, Choices, Contentment, Desires, God's Will, Individuality, Spiritual Gifts, Talents | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

God Knows Your Size Exactly

The Cornish preacher Billy Bray was a well known Methodist leader of another day. One day he was approached by a Quaker who said, “I have often observed thy unselfish life and feel much interested in thee, and I believe … Continue reading

Posted in Choices, God's Omniscience, God's Will, God's Work, Individuality, Ministry, Service, Spiritual Gifts, Talents | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Harold & Ella Mae

Here’s a follow up to yesterday’s post about being yourself as you allow God to use you in His service. Harold and Ella Mae were sitting on the front porch swing. Harold said, “Ella Mae, I wish that I had … Continue reading

Posted in God's Work, Humor, Individuality, Influence, Ministry, Personal, Preaching, Spiritual Gifts, Talents | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments