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

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

They Desire A Better Country

As I reflect on the meaning of Thanksgiving and its beginnings, I cannot help but think of the heart of those faithful men and women who risked all for the love of God; many of them leaving their homes and families to endure hardship and death for many of them. What was their motivation and why … Continue reading They Desire A Better Country

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

The Motivation for Moving

I’m writing today reflecting back on the life of Abram as found in the pages of Genesis chapters 12 through 14, where Abram, the father of our faith, was found to have experienced a setback in his spiritual development. You see, there had been a famine in the land and Abram and his wife traveled … Continue reading The Motivation for Moving

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