Fiver hundred years ago on October 31, 1517, Martin Luther lit the fire of the Reformation Movement. While many individuals and groups had tried to make corrections in the past, the nailing of his 95 Thesis to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany brought the problems to the forefront of public discussion. Just as those … Continue reading Reformation
James 5:12 forbids Christians to swear. This "swearing" is not cursing. Rather this has to do with taking oaths. Jesus also forbade swearing in Matthew 5:34-35. So is it ok for Christians to take an "oath" of office? Is it ok for Christians to swear to "tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth" … Continue reading On Swearing
One of the greatest principles of Christian living comes from the somewhat obscure prophet named Micaiah. 1 Kings 22 records how Abab, the king, had surrounded himself with several "prophets" who would say exactly what he wanted them to say. This was perfect for furthering his own agenda and building up his own ego. However, … Continue reading Micaiah’s Sola Sciptora
Where did that come from? Have you ever asked someone that question? Maybe after they just blew up at you for no good reason? You found yourself the recipient of misplaced anger? Jesus told us that out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. So we can know where our heart is by … Continue reading Where Did That Come From?
As Fall has finally fallen upon us, we remember it is time to get ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas which will not be too far behind. As much as I love Christmas, I want to value Thanksgiving more. The Christian life is one of Thanksgiving. In Colossians 2:6-7 Paul described the Christian life as that … Continue reading Abounding in Thanksgiving
Highschool homecoming games re special times. The team has worked together to come to this special point in the season. God's church continues to work together until we get to our homecoming. Therefore, since* we also have such a great cloud of witnesses surrounding us, putting aside every weight and the sin that so easily … Continue reading Homecoming Team
The 24th Psalm describes the King of glory, we pray that all our lives glorify the King. At the outset of the Psalm, God pointed out that all of creation belongs to the Lord. "The earth and everything in it, the world and its inhabitants, belong to the LORD; for he laid its foundation on … Continue reading All For Him
It is great to be a Christian. The blessings of Christ are exceeding abundantly more than we can imagine. It thrills my soul to continually learn of God’s care and provision for my soul. A lifetime devoted to searching the Scriptures will never exhaust the measure of God’s love. Christian blessings are not only … Continue reading The Church and Social Concerns Discussion Notes Donnie L. DeBord