Real Christians Hurt… And Show It

Brandon Preaching

As Paul concluded his second letter to Timothy, he expressed some hurt. Demas had forsaken him. Alexander the coppersmith had caused him much harm. At one point, no one was willing to stand with Paul. Rejection, criticism, and abandonment hurt! The world is watching believers to see how we’re going to handle it all. …

Compelling Compassion

Brandon Culture, Leadership

“Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way.” -Matthew 15:32 It is impossible for us to help everyone we want to help. Certainly Jesus felt this …

Prune Thyself

Brandon Living

”For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.” -1 Corinthians 11:31 Did your parents ever make that ludicrous comment to you, “If you don’t stop crying, I’m going to give you something to cry about?” I never really understood the logic behind that of reasoning, especially when I was the direct object of the statement. When …

Learning to Hate (the Right Things)

Brandon Living

“The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.”—Proverbs 8:13 Sin is a bitter enemy. Until we learn to spot it, name it, and hate it, we’ll never overcome it. Learning to hate sin is a matter of agreeing with God about sin – sharing His …