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?
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 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
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
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.  John 9:2 – 3 At some time or another, every human being will … Continue reading but that the works of God should be revealed
"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
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.  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 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: 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 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