One of the Scriptures that really stuck with me from last night’s Bible discussion is verses 21-25 of James chapter 1. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; for once he has looked at himself … Continue reading The Man in the Mirror
It’s Easter time when Christians direct their attentions to the Cross and meditate on the redemptive work of Christ. As I listen to young preachers deliver their messages this Easter season, it has come to my attention, and is increasingly obvious to me, that many do not seem to have a firm footing in Orthodox … Continue reading Did Christ Literally Bear Our Sins on the Cross?
How many of you remember the movie “City Slickers” released back in 1991. Do you remember the character Phil, played by Daniel Stearns, he had gotten himself into some trouble through adultery with a young lady and his wife had left him, yet he and his buddies embark on their annual vacation living out their childhood dreams on … Continue reading How About A Do Over?
The book of Hosea describes Hosea’s marriage to Gomer and its prophetic meaning for Israel. Verse one of Hosea provides us with the names of Kings Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah; kings of Judah, and the name of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel. The span of which, is approximately thirty years leading … Continue reading The Message of Hosea for Contemporary Christians
The scripture says, By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises was offering up his only begotten son; it was he to whom it was said, “In Isaac your descendants shall be called.” He considered that God is able to raise people even from the dead... … Continue reading Abraham’s Dilemma
During the tenure of the great orator Henry Ward Beecher, a visiting minister (Beecher’s brother) once substituted for the popular pastor. A large audience had already assembled to hear Beecher, and when the substitute pastor stepped into the pulpit, several disappointed listeners began to move toward the exits. That’s when the minister stood and said … Continue reading If I be lifted up…
The Scriptures tell us that the Word of God is a mirror to us. In fact, the apostle Paul, in writing to the believers in Corinth said, “For now, we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am … Continue reading The Mirror of His Word
Have you ever gone to a movie or read a book that had a dynamic character – a real hero, or a great adventure, only to leave the theater or lay down the book feeling somehow empty and a little depressed. Often, the reason we feel this way is that we watch movies, read social … Continue reading Preparation for the Doing of Great Things
It was the moment of truth. In the heat of his denial, Peter was oblivious to the shuffle of feet as Christ was being led out into the courtyard, and certainly he was not prepared for the excruciation of the next moment. Dr. Luke tells us: Just as he was speaking, the rooster crowed. … Continue reading His Power Is Made Perfect In Weakness