Let's Go Back to the Bible

Posts by Josh Blackmer

Servants of God

Being a servant has never been a popular concept. It was Christ that turned that idea on its head. He washed the feet of twelve men that were already fighting amongst themselves about who was the greatest and who would rule on the left and right of Jesus in His kingdom (John 13:5; Mark 10:37, 42). Being a servant was something that…

Us Versus Them

We’ve all done this. We make broad brush stroke comments about others. Groups of people are categorized by age, gender, ethnicity, religious beliefs, geographical location, political affiliation, and this list could go on ad nauseam. We can make an “other” or “they” group out of anything that would distinguish ourselves from another human being. We might more commonly refer to this as…

The Most Important Message

In 1977, two space probes were launched, Voyager 1 & 2. Their primary missions were to photograph many of the planets in our solar system. The secondary mission was to go into deep space outside the influence of our sun and send information back about the conditions of outer space. Both Voyager space probes carried a gold-plated audio-visual disc. The discs carried photos…

“The Love of Christ Compels Us”

What keeps you motivated? You might rely on extrinsic motivations, money, praise, or recognition. Intrinsic motivations help also, that personal gratification of accomplishing a task is very rewarding. The motivation in our spiritual walk needs to be maintained. What keeps us making right choices? What helps me face those hard days? What presses me on toward the high calling or to go…

Sin in 4D (Part 4)

“Death comes for us all; even at our birth, death does but stand aside a little. And every day he looks towards us and muses somewhat to himself whether that day or the next he will draw nigh. It is the law of nature, and the will of God” (Robert Bolt, A Man for All Seasons). While Mr. Bolt is off on his…