As a pastor of a Baptist church, you might be thinking that I should not be writing this blog for the world to see. My job could be at risk. However, I would like to explain. My wife Linda reads through the Bible every year. Every Year! She has a reading plan that she enjoys … Continue reading I Don’t Like Reading the Bible
One of the tools in Bible study is to look for "if...then" statements. These statements are key to understanding some passages. This article looks at the epistle of First John to better understand how "If...then" statements can be used as a tool during your Bible Study.
This is what is stressing people about the coronavirus: the unknown. If you are not aware of what I am talking about, just visit your local grocer where shelves are empty of bread, peanut butter and toilet paper.
The book of Daniel is a wonderful mix of history and eschatology (eschatology is theological study of the final events of history of man and the universe). It is commonly referred to as the study of the "end times." The second chapter contains the first dream of king Nebuchadnezzar
The Jewish Nation knew what characteristics the Messiah would have and have been looking for him for thousands of years.
Gregg R. Allison, in his book titled, "50 Core Truths of the Christian Faith* described doctrine having four applications. I found his idea intreaging and therefore include his thoughts on the matter. Doctrine is believed. Orthodoxy is true belief, or sound doctrine.Doctrine is practiced. Orthopraxis is right practice, or godly living.Doctrine is confessed. Confession is … Continue reading The Four Applications of Doctrine.
I was reading with interest the findings of a Pew Research Center survey the other day. In an article: "The U.S., Decline of Christianity Continues at a Rapid Pace." "An update on America's changing religious landscape." The article comments: " In Pew Research Center telephone surveys conducted in 2018 and 2019, 65% of American adults … Continue reading Decline of Christianity in the US.
Sealed With the Holy Spirit Ephesians 1:13-14 Ephesians 1:13-14 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, 14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of … Continue reading Excerpts From Ephesus – Part 4
Making Known the Mystery of His Will Ephesians 1:8-12 Ephesians 1:8-12 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; 9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: 10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he … Continue reading Excerpts from Ephesus – Part 3
Introduction The Apostle Paul’s Epistle to the church at Ephesus With very little argument, the Book of Ephesians is attributed to the Apostle Paul. Paul’s ministry to the church at Ephesus is found in the Acts of the Apostles. (Acts 18:18-21; 19:2-41; 20:17-35) Paul wrote this letter from his Roman prison cell, somewhere around 60-63 … Continue reading Excerpts from Ephesus – Part 2