Posts by Warren StroupSubscribe to the RSS Feed
- Featured Posts
- All Posts
Ok we are in the first week of December so the Christmas season is here. This is a great time of year to celebrate the birth of Jesus. However, it is also a time of building pressures. Finances, holiday schedules, and decorating are among the many priorities that come into play during this window of time....
Stains, nobody likes them, and we all seem to have something spill on ourselves at the most inconvenient time. Coffee down the front of your shirt, pasta dropped in your lap, or grape juice on your couch or carpet. Life can be like that at times, unexpected events that have emotional impact woven into unfortunate sequences of events....
In this blog, we have been talking about being strong and courageous Christians. Today I would like to look at our strength being a positional dynamic. It is not based on the notion of self-works or tenacity of human will power alone. Our strength is totally based on being adopted as Sons and Daughters into the Kingdom of God....
All of this, got me thinking about how amazingly complex and fine-tuned our electrical system found in our hearts is. We just expect this system to work seamlessly, delivering blood supply to all of the cells in our body. The electrical properties of our hearts is so incredible....
Which came first, the Chicken or the Egg? Yes, it is the age-old question; however, I would like to address this type of question for today’s post. It is this kind of question that leaves a person with a sense of not being able to definitively choose either answer. This conundrum may end up taking us to a spiritually numinous place. I hope you will get the gist of where I am going in this post....
I was talking with a friend recently, who works at a gear manufacturing facility. Our conversation led to the discussion of the tolerance level of fine tuning required to make gears that will mesh together. He said that most of the gears that they make, are manufactured with the help of computer programs that measure to the thousands of an inch....
So what is the centerpiece for thinking that the materialistic worldview could possibly be coherent? The answer is Mutation. They think that random or natural selection is entirely based on mutations that spontaneously have occurred in the gene pool. In this post, I would like to explore the validity of such an explanation as the source of the vast diversity of life on our planet....
From the skeptic, his objection to all of the complexity that we see around us is that there is only an appearance of design, not actual design itself. So how legitimate is the claim of only an illusion of design, when it is not actually present? That is the subject for this post....
I recently have been rereading the book titled By Design or by Chance? By Denyse O’Leary. This book does an excellent job of distilling out, how modern science is giving more and more data to show that the Universe is the product of design. The amount of complexity that we see is everywhere we look....
Last week we unpacked how the Gospel is meant to change everything about us, so that we are constantly becoming a new man or woman in Christ. Today, I would like to look at the subjects of discouragement and depression in this context, and to relate how legalism can play a role in messing things up....
We have spent a considerable amount of time in this blog talking about evidence that points to God as the most likely and best explanation for all of the vast complexity of design found in our universe. Today I would like to focus on another aspect that needs to have God present in order to make sense out of life. The topic is morality....
I have been out of town on vacation this last week. In addition, when I returned, I got a chance to listen to Warren’s previous message on Ephesians Chapter 5 titled Jesus and His Bride. I feel like he said some important things that we need to be reminded of....
Jesus is the only one that could deal with our problem. We must not shy away from this truth. The best part is that it's free and the perks are AMAZING!!!...Keep Reading
What a joy to know that as Sons and Daughters we are slaves to Kingdom living. We can only have one master and righteousness is ours. Give that a think!...Keep Reading
Being people of God we have in our DNA a desire to go. God created us to be a people on the move. What is it He's calling you to leave in order for you to be about His business?...Keep Reading
Whether a person realizes it or not the Gospel is good news. let this news be in your hearts and on your minds always. Ready to talk to those that have yet to understand how this good news impacts them....Keep Reading
We were created for the purpose of living in community with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Don't miss out on the blessing of being a part of His community....Keep Reading
Are you willing to make a change that will impact your life? What motivates you to make a change? Assess your life and make the adjustments necessary, that will put the Gospel at the center of everything....Keep Reading
Are we in pursuit of substance or entertainment. Has this influenced us as a Church?...Keep Reading
Every day we wake up in the knowledge that Christ has changed us. We have the opportunity to live life knowing we are a chosen people that have been called to join Him in the most amazing adventure....Keep Reading
We have an amazing life in Christ let's live it. No matter what craziness is your life, in Christ it's all good!...Keep Reading
Its amazing how God works through our circumstances, and blow past our expectations....Keep Reading
When we give Jesus our time and energy the enemy is reminded that he is defeated. There's nothing more powerful than making Jesus big in our lives....Keep Reading
I hope you’re having a blast getting ready to celebrate the birth of Christ. What an amazing time it is with our family and friends. Let’s make Jesus a big deal this Christmas, he is the reason we celebrate!...Keep Reading
God has chosen to live inside of you. That should blow your mind a bit. The God of all creation decided that you should be His dwelling place. Come on!!!...Keep Reading
He knows what you're going through, He knows what frustrates you and He's never going to leave you. He's beside you every step of the way....Keep Reading
We have so much to be thankful for. Enjoy the many blessings we have when sharing time with our friends and family....Keep Reading
When people choose to come together God does amazing things. Jesus chose you, today will you choose Him?...Keep Reading
Jesus hasn't called us to a place that is comfortable. He wants you to take a step of faith that puts our trust in him. Have you been uncomfortable lately?...Keep Reading
Talking about Tanzania Oct 7th I'd like to share what God spoke to me while in Tanzania, how we are a chosen people, His church caught up on the mission of sharing the gospel. ...Keep Reading
Its so amazing to realize that no matter what battle we are facing Jesus is fighting right along side us. He had us surrounded, I can get excited about that very quickly. Jesus breaks into the natural and does supernatural things....Keep Reading
We can read about who God is in the Bible, the question I would pose to you is, the God of the Bible you're God? Discover who He is and be amazed that this God in the Bible is YOUR God!...Keep Reading
Psalm 139 gives us a glimpse of Gods magnitude. He is before, during and after us. We a subject to His amazing splendor. Let’s join Him and make our will submit to His. ...Keep Reading
Wouldn't it be refreshing to see in our current political environment someone that would stand up and say 'I Did It!' As Christians, we should be the first to confess because we know that Jesus freed us. We loose nothing when we confess, because He took our guilt to the cross....Keep Reading
Jesus is the answer, but is He Lord of your life. How do we communicate the value in giving Jesus control of our lives?...Keep Reading
The church today should be passionate, not falling into complacency. We are in danger of being labeled a lukewarm people. Let’s be Hot or Cold, let’s live in the extreme’s. You have the ability to change your temp, no one likes a lukewarm glass of water....Keep Reading
What would our lives look like if we feared God? How would fearing God impact us? If we were to fear God, we’d love what He loves and hate what He hates. The fear of the Lord compels us to act....Keep Reading
The thought of someone loving you but hating your spouse is truly upsetting, to the point we wouldn't want that type of friendship. How many speak ill of Jesus bride the Church. May we be a people in love with the Church, the bride of Christ!...Keep Reading
We dont always win, but we are running with the passion to win. In every race we are running to improve on the last race, this is the sanctification process. Lets run enjoying this process....Keep Reading
In Psalm 105 and 106 David was recounting Israel's history and some of it was pretty bleak. In verse 47 of Psalm 106 he says 'Save us, O Lord our God' and that exactly what He did!...Keep Reading
Eph 1 God reveals his plan for EVERYTHING, that He will unite all things in Christ both in heaven and on earth. Yes people that is really happening! How does that change us, shake us, awaken us to a live life submitted TODAY to Jesus. We don't have to wait to bend a knee, do it today and let him change your mind, schedule, priorities, values and relationships. This is H...Keep Reading
Do you hold back love for only the special people in your life? That's not what God did, He let love loose on every race and nation. Set love free and watch what God does with it....Keep Reading
Our hope is not found in something, but rather someone. Jesus came so that we might have hope eternal. He doesn't lose His popularity or fade over time. Our Hope is not found in who we are or what we have done, but in who He is, and what He has done....Keep Reading
What an amazing gift we were given when Jesus came as a baby and changed the world forever!...Keep Reading
Take time to discover the power of God's grace. Allow the scriptures to illuminate how grace is foundational in your life. It's an every day position, stand in His grace and let this message overwhelm you....Keep Reading