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Divide the Word

By Chris Bunton “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”—2 Timothy 2:15 So, how do we do this? Let’s break it down.  “Study to shew thyself approved UNTO GOD.”— 2 Timothy 2:15a Notice it says “Unto God”.  We are not studyingContinue reading “Divide the Word”

Of Pearls and Swine

By Chris Bunton “ Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine. Lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.”—Matt. 7:6      Like an oyster, in the deepest darkest depths of the sea, where you cannot breathe and have no control overContinue reading “Of Pearls and Swine”

What is Repentance?

By Chris Bunton A child is walking through the woods with his father in the coolness of the day. The child is holding the father’s hand. He is talking to the father, and asking all kinds of questions. The father answers and points things out. He is leading the child along teaching and helping theContinue reading “What is Repentance?”

God’s Contract

By Chris Bunton God has moved in my life many times. He has moved to bless me. He has moved to correct me. He has moved to save me, and He has moved to protect me. He has also moved in ways that I have not understood, and still don’t understand. He is God, andContinue reading “God’s Contract”

Churchianity Vs. Christianity

By Chris Bunton Churchianity- Invites people to church.Christianity- Invites people to know Christ. Churchianity– Demands people attend services.Christianity– Encourages people to spend time with God. Churchianity– Gathers children for Christmas programs.Christianity– Gathers children to go feed the homeless, visit the sick, and write letters to prisoners. Churchianity– Destroys itself over choices of music, and colorsContinue reading “Churchianity Vs. Christianity”

It Fits

By Chris Bunton It fits.It just simply does. My arm fits behind your head,as we lie on the bed, in the glow. Your head on my shoulder,comfortable and light. It fits.It just does. Staring at the ceiling;at the cobweb on the fan. Nobody cares. There are no thoughts,just reverie, and peace. Just to be. ItContinue reading “It Fits”

Healing Loneliness

By Chris Bunton I’m not a doctor or a psychologist. I’m just a guy who believes that God allows us to suffer through things so that we can help others through those same problems. I’ve had loneliness in my life. I got divorced in 2000 and basically lost everyone. I spent 20 years alone. IContinue reading “Healing Loneliness”

A God of Second Chances

By Chris Bunton I hear some Christians say this a lot. “God is a God of second chances.”  Every time I hear it, it is like a punch in the face; because I need a God of infinite chances. And so do they, despite what they might believe.           They seem to often believe thatContinue reading “A God of Second Chances”

I Die Daily

By Chris Bunton There’s a verse in the Scriptures which says, “I die daily”. It is a small quote, within the context of a larger concept, but it’s a powerful tool for life improvement and spiritual growth. We often wake up in the middle of the night, or in the morning, full of anxiety. OurContinue reading “I Die Daily”

Am I Better?

By Chris Bunton Over the years I have wondered. “Am I a better human being than I was before? or am I just sober?” Are we really better? or are we just trying to avoid trouble, keep from hurting our family, stay out of prison, or make more money? Are we better human beings? ThisContinue reading “Am I Better?”