"Casting all your anxiety upon him, because he careth for you" (1 Peter 5:7). What an opportunity! Most likely, you know what it is like to suffer from anxiety. We have all worried about circumstances out of our control and circumstances we created ourselves. We may be one of those who struggle with an anxiety … Continue reading My Anxiety
Month: July 2016
On Being a Gentleman…
Philippians 4:5 says, "let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand" (NKJV). The word is translated as "gentle spirit" in the NASBU, "gentleness" in the NKJV and "reasonableness" in the ESV is from ἐπιεικές. Lenski comments on the word, "sweet gentleness, considerateness, Lindigkeit (Luther’s beautiful rendering) must ever emanate from … Continue reading On Being a Gentleman…
Back to School!
It's time for kids, teachers, and staff to go back to school. Summer was short, and now it's time to go back to the real world. Even though we had a break from school, we need to remember that we are always Christians. We always represent Christ. We always represent our congregation. Paul understood the … Continue reading Back to School!
Happy Life #5
What makes for a happy life? Money, cars, trucks, football, hunting? All these things can help or discourage happiness, but true happiness must be based on something greater. Find something to rejoice over God's Book says, Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Philippians 4:4. To rejoice is to "have joy again." … Continue reading Happy Life #5
Ambition for worldly prizes is attractive but vain. Jesus said, “do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth where moth and rust corrupt and thieves break through and steal. But lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven” (Matthew 6:19-20). God commends holy ambitions. God’s people are to look for every opportunity to “abound … Continue reading Holy Ambitions
Don’t Forget the Charger!
Isn't that one of the worst things you can see! Low battery, my phone is about to die. We all get that way on occasion. Sometimes we are tired and need a vacation. But sometimes we are tired and need a revival. Ezekiel 37 reminds us that there is hope for the hopeless in … Continue reading Don’t Forget the Charger!
An Exegetical-Theological Study of the Role of Trinity in the Plan of Redemption as Revealed in 1 Peter 1.2-12
The work of the Trinity in the salvation of sinners is one of the most significant, if not the single most important, themes of Christian thought. In a study of this focus, the theologian confronts the errors of Calvinism and the truth of Scripture. This is a beneficial study which, at some level, must … Continue reading An Exegetical-Theological Study of the Role of Trinity in the Plan of Redemption as Revealed in 1 Peter 1.2-12
WORD OF THE DAY – Sunday 03 July 2016 — The Fellowship Room
And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. […] … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY – Sunday 03 July 2016 — The Fellowship Room
How to Survive a Mediterranean Cruise and Hard Times
St. Paul's Bay is beautiful. Wouldn't it have been something to walk with Paul on the shoreline? But that's not exactly how the story goes. The final segment of the book of Acts records quite a struggle. Paul is arrested for preaching Christ in chapter 21. He then is tried before the Roman tribune, the … Continue reading How to Survive a Mediterranean Cruise and Hard Times
Freedom from Sin Through Grace, Propitiation, and Faith
The words of Romans 3:19-20 are all too clear. “Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. 20 For by works of the law no human being will be justified … Continue reading Freedom from Sin Through Grace, Propitiation, and Faith