Did Christ Literally Bear Our Sins on the Cross?

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 About A Do Over?

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 Message of Hosea for Contemporary Christians

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

New Age Christianity

The New Age movement endeavors to help individuals recognize their inner divinity, which goes by a number of names, such as God-consciousness or Higher Self. Implicit in this idea is that our capacities extend well beyond the range of our present abilities. Many Christians seem to think they can simultaneously hold to Christianity while dabbling in New Age beliefs and practices. New Age ideas are so pervasive in Western culture that they have become a very real threat to the moral basis of Western culture and society and Christians are not immune to this influence.

Abraham’s Dilemma

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

The Mirror of His Word

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

Preparation for the Doing of Great Things

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

His Power Is Made Perfect In Weakness

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

The Suicide of an Immortal Soul

I do not speak of all of you. I know the ones I have chosen; but it is that the Scripture may be fulfilled, ‘He who eats My bread has lifted up his heel against Me.’ “From now on I am telling you before it comes to pass, so that when it does occur, you … Continue reading The Suicide of an Immortal Soul

Sir, we wish to see Jesus!

Now there were certain Greeks among those who came up to worship at the feast. Then they came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and asked him, saying, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.”  Philip came and told Andrew, and in turn Andrew and Philip told Jesus. But Jesus answered them, saying, “The … Continue reading Sir, we wish to see Jesus!