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Gender Identity Created by God

[Part 11] Pope Francis said this past week that it’s terrible for schools to tell children that they can choose their gender.  The choosing of gender is the logical development of separating gender from sex.  In universities across America, young adults are taught that gender is a social construct; whereas sex is biological. Like so [...]

By |September 6th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Values are not Commands to Jesus

[Part 10] We live in a world of values.  People voice their values, vote their values and join churches that reflect their values.  According to Alan Bloom, who wrote The Closing of the American Mind, someone who lives his values is respected for his or her character, and great religious leaders are value givers.  Moses, [...]

By |August 31st, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Scripture: Final in Authority to Jesus

[Part 9] According to the worldview of Jesus, the Scripture is final in authority.  He answered every temptation of Satan with a quote from Scripture.  Three times Jesus said, “It is written” (Matthew 4:4, 7 & 10).  Then, he followed those words with quotes from the book of Deuteronomy (Deuteronomy 8:3, 6:16 & 6:13).  Even [...]

By |August 19th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Self-Denial: Not the Same as Denying Yourself

[Part 8] The third and final temptation of Christ in the wilderness was a blatant appeal to self-exaltation.  Satan offered Jesus the kingdoms of the world if Jesus would just worship him.  Jesus replied, “Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and Him only shalt thou serve” [...]

By |August 16th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Identity through Relationship with God

[Part 7] Jesus responded to the temptation to prove who He was by saying, “You shall not put the Lord your God to the test?” (Matthew 4:7).  His identity was shaped by His relationship with the Lord His God.  And because of His relationship with God, Jesus was secure in who He was. Where you [...]

By |August 9th, 2016|Blog, Worldview & Culture|0 Comments

Inward View of Self

[Part 6] Inward view of self has replaced the soul in the postmodern person.  People no longer talk of themselves as souls created in the image of God but as selves seeking fulfillment.  This resulted from the disconnect created by belief in evolution.  Evolution disconnects the world around us and within us from the world [...]

By |August 5th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Facing Temptations through the Worldview of Christ

[Part 5] Blind spots make us vulnerable.  Cars come with cameras now to show what’s behind you and mirrors have been enlarged to show what’s on your side.  Cameras and mirrors are there to provide sight to blind spots in order to avoid accidents. Unless we see the world through the three dimensional worldview of [...]

By |August 1st, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Three Dimensional Worldview of Jesus in a Two Dimensional World

[Part 4] The world sees a two dimensional worldview.  Jesus saw three dimensionally.  Worldview, just like every other view, is affected by the sight of the seer. I am near sighted in one eye and far sighted in the other eye.  This affects how I respond to the world around me.  I can’t read without [...]

By |July 19th, 2016|Blog, Worldview & Culture|0 Comments

Jewish Mothers and the Worldview of Jesus

[Part 3] Worldview is the window you’re looking through not just the world you’re looking at.  A Biblical worldview looks at the world through the window of Jesus.  In other words, to have a Biblical worldview is to see things as Jesus saw them. The worldview of Jesus was embedded in anything He did, and [...]

By |July 5th, 2016|Blog, Worldview & Culture|0 Comments

Only Ewoks Worship

[Part 1] Jesus prayed that God would not take us out of the world, but that He would keep us from “the evil one” (John 17:15).  How does that work when there are so many good movies with an embedded message that contradicts Jesus? In every piece of art there is an embedded worldwide.  I [...]

By |June 20th, 2016|Blog, Worldview & Culture|0 Comments