This big boy saw a lure that tricked him into thinking it was delicious.

James 1:13-16 – “Let no one say when he is tempted, ‘I am being tempted by God’; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone. But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust. Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death. Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren.”

What’s tempting about fishing lure is that it looks like food to a hungry fish.

What’s enticing about any sinful temptation that it appeals to our own lusts.

Here’s the equation:

Desire without bait is not temptation.

Bait without desire is also not temptation.

Watch your desires. Bring them under the Lordship of Christ; then you won’t get “hooked”!


This guy is trying to grow a Mohawk hair look. Probably he saw someone who is less hair-challenged grow one.

This is clearly a case of comparison being a very bad idea.

In Luke 13:1-5 Jesus pointed out the error of comparing oneself to others with respect to sin.

“Now on the same occasion there were some present who reported to Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And He answered and said to them, ‘Do you suppose that these Galileans were greater sinners than all other Galileans, because they suffered this fate? I tell you, no, but, unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. Or do you suppose that those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, were worse culprits than all the men who live in Jerusalem? I tell you, no, but, unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.’ ”

Jesus’ point was this: Don’t compare yourself to anyone that you suppose to be a bigger sinner than you. Realize that all sinners need to repent!


This crashed airplane was running illegal street drugs from South America to Florida back in the 1970s.

Back then it was rather common place for drug-running planes to crash near the quaint Bahamian island of Spanish Wells, which is located 50 miles south of Florida.

There is a biblical principle.
It is found in the Old Testament Book of Numbers.

” … you have sinned against the Lord, and be sure your sin will find you out.”  (Numbers 32:23)

Sooner or later unconfessed sin will be discovered.
At times God will even crash airplanes to see to it!


Parsonage-South SideThis is the side of our house. Notice the razor & barb wire & padlocked gate.
We are told that it hasn’t always been this way for crime in the Bahamas.
We are also told in the Bible that it hasn’t always been that sin was on the scene. (Genesis 3)
” … And it came about when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him. Then the Lord said to Cain, ‘Where is Abel your brother?’
And he said, ‘I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?’ “. (Genesis 4: 8B-9)
When a society stops believing that individuals are other individuals’ keepers, it is inevitable that locked gates and barbed wire and razor wire and police & jails and (you fill in the blank) … become necessary.
Criminals pervert & twist God’s design that we would be each others’ keepers into a fearful & disheartening reality that some brothers are their brothers’ schemers.  The only cure & prevention for criminal behavior is Jesus Christ. When a brother’s schemer is born again he or she is radically made brand-new, from the inside out!
(2 Corinthians 5:17).
Prisons which acknowledge this make an observable difference. The prisons which don’t are beating their heads against the wall.


We can thank Adam & Eve for the mess we’re in. We can share Christ to do our part to clean up the mess we are in.

Brother-keeping for God’s glory,
Pastor Rob Elliott

Can A Leopard Change Its Spots?

Fiery Horse
Revelation 22:11 is jolting truth.”Let the one who does wrong, still do wrong; and let the one who is filthy, still be filthy; and let the one who is righteous, still practice righteousness; and let the one who is holy, still keep himself holy.”
Hell will not only be hot & dark & solitary confinement; it will also be everlasting vile thoughts, words & deeds. An unending sentence of selfish & disgusting rebellion against God which never satisfies or rewards.Everyone needs a Saviour.  Before exiting earth!

With Jesus’ love for all of you & for the lost,
Pastor Rob Elliott