Greg Reynolds

ISSUES OF FAITH: Pay attention for the Revelation

I’VE NOTICED THAT there are often two responses to the book of Revelation in the Bible. People either avoid it or are consumed by it.… Continue reading

 

ISSUES OF FAITH: Be inspired and let go

“TAKE HEART; IT is I. Do not be afraid,” Jesus told them (Matt 14:27 ESV). Whenever you read this in the Bible you can be… Continue reading

 

ISSUES OF FAITH: Seek, receive Jesus for God’s favor

THE BIBLE MENTIONS God’s favor many times in the Old Testament, and it’s easy to see that it is good, even vital, to receive God’s… Continue reading

 

ISSUES OF FAITH: God can handle what is too much for you

“NO TEMPTATION HAS overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability,… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: If you hear the call of Jesus, follow him

“PASSING ALONGSIDE THE Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen.… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Do something for your country — pray

“DO SOMETHING! DO something!” Such was the cry of several protesters following the recent mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso. They wanted more than… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Use averted vision to see what’s unseen

ON A WARM summer night, I sometimes enjoy lying on back on my freshly mowed lawn and gazing into the stars. There aren’t many street… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: The Bible should inspire our imaginations

IMAGINATION. CHILDREN USUALLY have very good imaginations. Adults? Not so much. As we grow older, we often become ensnared by observable, comprehendible, explainable facts. Reason… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: The good, bad in our lives is intertwined

I’VE BEEN FORTUNATE to visit Ukraine a few times, and one of the distinctive characteristics of that country is beautiful, intricate embroidery. It can be… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Easter is a day to celebrate

THE FADED BLACK and white photograph is a little older than 60 years. We’re standing in the front yard smiling. My big brother and I… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Are you listening?

I WAS GIVEN a blank piece of paper and a pen. My friend was given a paper with a picture on it that I was… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: I think, therefore ‘i’ am

I RECENTLY READ that English is the only language where “I” is capitalized no matter where it appears in a sentence. A quick search seems… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: It’s time for resolutions to be made

SOMETIMES BEING “CAUGHT in the middle” is an awkward, uncomfortable position. But today, on this particular Friday, we’re in a great position. We’re caught in… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Finding ways to be thankful

THANKSGIVING IS A great holiday. But today is the day after Thanksgiving. Now what? Wait another year until we’re thankful again? Of course not. We… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Remember: What is right isn’t always what is easy

I SEND PEOPLE in my congregation birthday and anniversary cards. Most cards are too feminine, so I make my own. I’m guessing the people who… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: A good word for an anxious heart

I OFTEN HAVE a yellow highlighter in my hand when I read. Sometimes I use it. But sometimes the indwelling Holy Spirit highlights things as… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: When confessing, put the apple down

WHEN I’M READING a book and discover a profound sentence or thought, I mark the page number and a word or two on the front… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Christian faith is diverse but united in Christ

MORE THAN ONCE I’ve heard people criticize Christianity because there are so many different Christian denominations. On the other hand, I’ve never heard anyone criticize… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Remember to be inventive in your encouragement

“AND LET US consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Have faith, for believing isn’t seeing

I DON’T THINK we’ve been fair to him. It was only eight days. Nevertheless, eight days of disbelief, and he’s been given the moniker —… Continue reading