We’ll be posting a weekly blog or meditation -when possible- which will present a fundamentalist perspective on the truths and teachings of the Bible. It will consist of commentary on a specific Bible verse or verses, and should be of benefit to both new and seasoned Christians. Some of the comments will no doubt raise questions or occasionally stir up controversy. Please feel free to submit comments or questions, and every attempt will be made to address these concerns.
I am a Christian layman who was saved thirty-one years ago. My experience has consisted of various roles within my home church, including teaching Sunday school, leading prayer meetings, conducting Bible studies as well as other Christian activities. I am a Bible believing Christian who believes that salvation is available to all who will repent of their sin and ask Jesus to be their Saviour, on the basis of His sacrificial death on the cross. I believe that the Bible is the inspired, inerrant Word of God and the only infallible guide to Christian faith and practice. I believe that Christians are called to live a holy life, without which one cannot expect God to answer prayer. My aim as a contributor to this site is to offer Bible based insight and guidance to interested Christians, and to present gospel truths which will assist the unsaved in coming to saving faith in Jesus Christ.
I am a Christian layman. My walk with Christ began in 1973. You can read the details of my spiritual conviction and my salvation experience here. I have had many positions in our local church. A few months after my conversion, I was asked to teach Sunday school. This was a difficult and heart wrenching decision as Sunday school was in the afternoon and I played both soccer and softball and many of our games were on Sunday afternoon.
This is when I really learned to pray and listen to God. I wanted to continue playing ball, however; I knew the decision that I had to make. I recall saying to God..how come my friends from another church can play ball on Sunday and you want me to teach Sunday School. His answer, ” Steve, I didn’t call them, I called you.”
Over the past forty years, I have taught Sunday school and adult bible classes, led prayer meetings, and spent five years as the leading lay person in our church. I am blessed as I listen to, pray with and encourage fellow Christians. My request to God was and is to become a humble servant. The greatest decision, I have made was to accept Jesus Christ as my Savior. My prayer, for you, is that you would listen to the voice of God.
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I have been listening to and reading about the extreme hatred that is becoming prevalent in society today…“If you want to forget something or someone, never hate it, or never hate him/her. Everything and everyone that you hate is engraved upon your heart; if you want to let go of something, if you want to forget, you cannot hate.” C Joy Bell… Forgive has healing virtues…. hatred is destructive.