Faith Fuels Faithfulness

Faith Fuels Faithfulness

God’s past faithfulness is a prod for my faithfulness. Faith fuels faithfulness. God has been faithful to fulfill His past promises, and His future ones will certainly come to fruition. God’s Past Faithfulness Mary recalled God’s past promise and praised Him for His present fulfillment (Luke 1:54-55). Zechariah remembered that God spoke “by the mouth […]

What is Pentecost?

What is Pentecost?

What is Pentecost? And what’s its significance? Did you know there’s even a day that celebrates Pentecost? I didn’t know what Pentecost Sunday was for a long time, and I certainly didn’t understand the full significance of it. Yet, Pentecost is full of significance. Pentecost Sunday is a celebration of the coming of the Holy […]

Health and Healing, Sickness and Suffering

Health and Healing, Sickness and Suffering

Health and Healing, Sickness and Suffering When it comes to health and healing, and sickness and suffering, there are a lot of questions and a lot of confusion. This topic hits home for me because I serve as Care Pastor at Crossroads Church. But, more than that, it hits home because it is home. All […]

How should I think about regret? How should I handle regret?

How should I think about regret? How should I handle regret?

How should I think about regret? How should I handle regret? Regret can come about for a lot of reasons. The word regret means “sorrow or remorse for a fault or an act.” There are certainly reasons and times to feel regret, but we should not wallow in regret. Non-sinful forms of regret (like a wrong decision) […]

Chasm of Being a Latino Christian

The Chasm of Being a Latino Christian

Why am I Latino? There have been many moments in my life where I have wondered, “Lord, why am I Latino?” Maybe it is not a common question, but for me, it made the difference in me understanding the core of who I am and who I should be. I have wondered. I have waited […]

We Still Need the Spirit’s Empowering Presence

We Still Need the Spirit’s Empowering Presence

We Still Need the Spirit’s Empowering Presence Moses had stood before Pharaoh, led 600,000 Israelites out of Egypt, and received the Law from the LORD Himself. If there was someone that could feel accomplished and able you’d think it’d be Moses. Yet, he was humble and knew his need. In fact, the book of Numbers […]

How to Die Well

How to Die Well

We are all going to die. But that does not mean that we are all going to die well. If we are going to die well, first we must remember death (memento mori).[1] Second, we must look to and learn from Jesus. Jesus, as the perfect Son of God, lived and died well. We’d be […]

Laser Beam Focus on Jesus

Laser Beam Focus on Jesus (not distracting speculation)

The world that we live in is riddled with evil. It’s full of foul and wicked plots. There are many theories and conspiracy theories that tell stories about this world that we live in. Many of these tales are attention-grabbing and even deeply disturbing. How should we respond? God tells us how we should respond. […]

"In those days..." shows us our days are in God's hands

“In those days…” shows us our days are in God’s hands

“In those days…” shows us our days are in God’s hands “In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree… So Joseph also went up… to Bethlehem…” (Luke 2:1). . One of the most profound parts of the Christmas story is the small phrase “In those days.” This concept comes up repeatedly in the Nativity story. In […]

500th Blog Post!

500th Blog Post!

Super excited. This is the 500th blog post. And over 21,000 different people from 145 countries have visited the site. This is great because that’s the purpose of this site, to provide truth that transforms. We want to pepper people’s lives with relevant Christ-centered teaching. We want people to consider Christ and His relevance in their lives. […]

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