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?

If I be lifted up…

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…

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!

but that the works of God should be revealed

And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him.  [1] John 9:2 – 3    At some time or another, every human being will … Continue reading but that the works of God should be revealed

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus

1PAUL, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, to the saints which are in Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus. [1] Ephesians 1:1   Paul, an apostolos, a man set aside, consecrated and dedicated to the ministry of the gospel of Christ, writes for the edification of the saints in … Continue reading Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus

The Lamb of God

The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”   John 1:29     In one sentence we have the essence of the Christian message. It is difficult for Western ears to appreciate the power of John’s announcement, but these … Continue reading The Lamb of God

The Bible

The Bible: Consisting of the Old and New Testament it is God’s written Word to us. All Scripture is authoritative and able to judge the thoughts and intensions of the heart. It is “God Breathed” as the Holy Spirit moved men to pen His message to us. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, … Continue reading The Bible

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit, the third member of the godhead and trinity, fulfills an ongoing but invisible role of connection and communication between people and God. Awareness of the Spirit’s presence differs in expression between the OT and NT, but reliance upon the Spirit as a signal of the presence of God is constant. I believe … Continue reading The Holy Spirit

a few thoughts about Baptism

Baptism serves as a public testimony of faith in Christ. When asked if one has to be baptized to be saved, my answer is “Yes and no.” A person doesn’t have to be baptized to be born again. A person can go to heaven without being baptized, as evidenced by the thief who was saved … Continue reading a few thoughts about Baptism

According to the Scriptures

The next day the great crowd that had come for the Feast heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Blessed is the King of Israel!”   Jesus found a young … Continue reading According to the Scriptures