This is the first “excerpt” from a commentary that I have written titled: “Ephesians: Preparing the Believer for Spiritual Warfare.”I am always in awe of the writers of the Bible. To put pen to papyrus, inspired by the Holy Spirit, to tell the story of God to man, is most wonderful and exciting. Next to … Continue reading Excerpts from Ephesus, Part 1
I believe the reason so many people follow these false teachers is because they are lazy. "Lazy" you may ask? Yes, an emphatic "Lazy."
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." (Hebrews 11:1; King James Version) This is the only place in the Bible where Faith is defined. And yet, time and time again we are told about believers having faith and its importance in the life of the believer. The … Continue reading I Wasn’t There
The pastor’s wife normally is seen in the background of most churches. These dedicated women of God have been thrust into a lifestyle and conditions not of their own choosing. And yet, behind every good pastor, is a good pastor’s wife. I personally believe that I have been given by God, the best wife.
The Gospel According to Luke The Gospel According to Luke is positioned as the third book of the New Testament and is the longest of the four Gospels, containing 24 chapters and 1151 verses. It is considered one of the three “synoptic” Gospels, written somewhere between AD 58-60. Luke is also attributed as the writer … Continue reading Introduction and Summary of the Gospel of Luke
For the apostle John, the idea that a Christian will continually or habitually practice sin goes against everything that John intends.
John's reference to "antichrists", meant that they were evident in the church in his lifetime. It is not a 20th or 21st century arrival.
A Christ like walk is attained, based on the maturity level of the believer.
Man, is not perfect, nor will he be perfect on this earth. There is nothing that man can do that will make him good enough to walk in the light. However, John makes it very clear that Christians are “walking in the light”, not due to anything if they have accomplished, rather, it is what Jesus accomplished on the cross.
Using Galatians 1:1-5 as reference, the Apostle Paul gives an example of how the authority of God's calling on our life should be protected and expressed. Paul, an apostle—not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead—and all the brothers who are with me, … Continue reading Does God Have Authority in the Life of the Believer?