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God’s Chemical Miracle of Sex

Matthew 19:4b-5 “at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’5 and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’. Dr. Freda Bush and Dr. Joe McIlhaney are Obstetrician/Gynecologists and co-authors of “Girls Uncovered” and “Hooked”.  In these […]

The Sin of Omission

James 4:17 Anyone then who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it sins. If we are honest as Christians, we typically know if we have sinned or are sinning.  Unless tarnished, our God-given conscience tells us if we have committed an act of sin.  Earlier in his book, James gives an insightful […]

Stay on Course

1 John 1: 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us. If you have ever participated in, or watched, a cross-country running event you’ll typically see a group of runners start on a big field, sometimes as many as a hundred runners wide.  […]

Dragged Away by Temptation

14 but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. (James 1:14) Millions of kids, and most of their parents, are striving to make it big in sports.  They are dedicating long hours of practicing and driving and devoting thousands of dollars to the cause.  For some the dream […]

Abusing His Grace

Romans 6: 1What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By the time an athlete, especially a multi-sport athlete, reaches their late teens or early twenties, it is likely that they have had numerous coaches.  I had many coaches over the years, and they each had very different personalities.  […]

Which Team are You On?

Romans 6:15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? By no means! Imagine playing on the worst team in the league.  You have horrible teammates, the worst possible coach.  You are guaranteed to lose.  The next season everything turns around and you make the best team in the […]

A Game Plan for Sin

Romans 6: 1What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? 2 By no means! A USA Today article caught my attention:  Plan of Attack – How a College Football Coach Game-Plans[i].  The author shadowed an NCAA D1 football coach – Fordham’s Andrew Breiner.  It was incredible to read about the detailed […]

Will it be the Word or the World?

Matthew 19:  4 “Haven’t you read…that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ We are living in very interesting times.  Some would argue that these are progressive times, while others would argue that they are morally regressive.  Wherever people stand on moral issues, all must admit that there has been a massive change […]

Running the Race Unhindered

Hebrews 12:1b-2a  And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus… I was excited to hear about the “Breaking2 Project”[i], Nike’s highly anticipated quest to run a sub-2-hour marathon.  Early in the morning on Saturday, May 6, 2017, three world-class runners lined up on the Autodromo Nazionale […]