Mark Lamprecht

Practical Encouraging Christianity

Christian, Do You Love God?

ellow Christian, do you love God? Do you love the Triune God of the Bible – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit? Jesus said the first and greatest commandment is “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your […]

When the Bible Speaks of the Resurrection Jesus Speaks

hen the Bible speaks, Jesus speaks. In fact, depending on which translation you use, a Bible search for the phrase “Jesus said” turns up as many as 158 times. I do not know of any other places other than the Bible where Jesus’ words and teachings were recorded, especially, by those who were his close […]

Who Helps You When You Are Tempted?

stood in the backyard with our foster dog for her morning walk. I heard something creaking behind me. I turned and noticed the back door being slowly nudged open. Our cat, Emily, was attempting to push open the door that I did not fully latch closed. She stood frozen in place not sure if she should […]

And God Gave Me A Father

eing a father is hard – just ask one. Being a father is also an unexplainable joy. And having a father growing up was a blessing. I have failed a lot as a father but I hope I did well in some areas. Maybe a lot of fathers feel that way. Maybe not. I am […]

Can Inclinations and Desires Be Sinful?

pastor stands behind the pulpit, his Bible opened, about to begin the sermon. He locks eyes with an attractive woman sitting on the front pew. The pastor’s wife notices as her husband and the woman are caught in a momentary stare-down. The woman winks. The pastor replies with a huge smile as he begins his sermon. […]

But I Have Nothing To Be Thankful For!

Thinking of Thanksgiving and gratefulness defeating the idea, “But I Have Nothing To Be Thankful For!”

Christian Nuance

uance may be defined as “a subtle difference in or shade of meaning, expression, or sound.” Combine that term within the Christian worldview and get Christian nuance, a position that is more than some can bear. In fact, Christian nuance may seem so heavy that some may question the faith of the Christian walking in that world. Yet, […]

Hell and Tears

wonder how many Christians today would agree with the principle of D.L. Moody’s words, “I cannot preach on hell unless I preach with tears.” I wonder in light of the way some Christians today treat others, especially, on social media. Many have got the hell part down well. They are true witnesses to Jesus’ words […]

For Whom Does Jesus Stand at the Door and Knock?

ne of the three books we are reading in my hermeneutics class is Grasping God’s Word: A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible. I am enjoying the book and even based a recent Sunday School lesson off some of its material. The recent reading teaches not to ignore the surrounding context of a […]

Never Good Enough or Never Bad Enough

esterday, I offered some brief thoughts on grace vs. karma. Today, I will finish those thoughts and consider two key issues to will help understand God’s grace in salvation. You can never be good enough to earn salvation since it is of God’s grace. You can never be bad enough to be ineligible for salvation since […]