The Man in the Mirror

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

A Shifting Paradigm: The Emerging Media Culture in the Christian Church

In our current era we are in the middle of a profound paradigm shift, brought about by the emergence and now dominance of electronic forms of social communication and their supporting ideological and economic structures. What does this shifting paradigm mean, not only for the individual Christian, but for the Church corporately? How does the Church corporately respond or interact with this shifting paradigm of media culture?

The Rapture of the Church Notes

Titus 2:13 says, we're "looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ." It has always been the emphasis of the apostles and early church fathers to have the expectancy and anticipation of the coming of our Lord before them. They always lived life as if he were … Continue reading The Rapture of the Church Notes

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

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

I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.”                                            Romans 1:16   The great theme of "salvation" (Greek soteria, Hebrew yeshua) is prominent in both the Old and New Testaments. It basically … Continue reading I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ

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