Faith in Action.

Faith in Action.

SNDI still remember young Boris from Moscow, Russia. He absolutely loved to debate with me about Christianity.  At one point he suggested that the problem with the faith of Jesus was that it simply was not practical to daily life.  The premise of Boris could not be further from the truth. While Jesus spoke of Heaven and a future beyond, authentic Christianity is anything but unpractical to daily life today.  Knowing Jesus is quite the opposite. Join us Sunday night for the discussions as we welcome minister and author, Chris Goldman to the show to examine true Faith in Action.  Peace with God comes by His grace and our faith in what Jesus did for us on the cross.  Yet an authentic faith produces action as seen in James where he notes that without deeds is dead.  Paul, in Romans also pointed to an obedience that comes by faith. Indeed, true faith produces action and that action affects those around us.  So what does it look like to live an active life of faith in the 21st century?  (more…)

VBS 2013 or “Make Way for the KIDS!”

You have to admit that sometimes Jesus said some funny things. That statement about blind guides “straining out a gnat but swallowing a camel” and that it was “easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God” rate right up there at the top.   Jesus would often use way out illustrations to make profound points. When it comes to a humble faith I think he hit the nail on the head in Luke 13 when he exhorted the crowds that unless they “became like little children they would never enter the Kingdom of Heaven.” Become like little children? The old King James translation of the Greek is even more radical in reading that “except you be converted and become like little children.”  Considering all the times that Jesus allowed little children into his presence and rebuked those who hindered the kiddos, you get the feel that children are pretty important to the creator of the cosmos. (more…)