It's a beautiful Fall morning. It's a great time of the year with the expectation of the Holidays increasing and the sights and feelings of Fall.Sometimes you have to wonder how it could get any better. The cold mornings draw us closer together and fill us with warm coffee.Could it be any better? It's been … Continue reading Beautiful Morning
This is a season of changes. Leaves and temperatures are always changing. But our God never changes. The fact that God never changes is called Divine Immutability. "What is God’s immutability? That perfection in God whereby He is exalted above all becoming and development, as well as above all diminution, and remains the same eternally." … Continue reading Too Much Change?
Does the Gospel have to be made attractive? Does the Gospel have to be made relevant? Does the Gospel have to be adapted to modern needs? Before we can answer those questions or even really ask them, we need to know what the Gospel is. "He was manifested in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, … Continue reading Can the Gospel be Glorified?
The word "restoration" is found around 129 times in the Bible. The word implies that there is a standard, the standard has been changed, and that we should go back to the standard. The 80th Psalm is a prayer for restoration. The Psalmist recognized that the people had so sinned as to be punished and … Continue reading Restore Us O God
Jesus said, “I will build my church” (Matthew 16:18). Jesus did build his church. The church which Jesus built has Jesus as its head. This image is very important for our understanding of who Jesus is and how we should relate to Jesus. Jesus, the head of the church, is the one who rules and … Continue reading THE HEAD OF THE CHURCH
Our U.S. Constitution, one of the great documents of history, begins with the beloved words, "We the people, in order to form a more perfect union..." This is the way our country was formed. "We the people" decided to make ourselves something other than British. That is not the way that the Biblical covenants or … Continue reading “We the People” or “We the God”
We are commanded to rejoice whenever we encounter various trials. We are prone to cry in trials and rejoice only in rescue. God would have us to rejoice in both. In both trial and rescue, we are able to see benevolence of God greatly displayed. Chrysostom, in the fourth century, saw suffering as a blessing. … Continue reading HE WILL DELIVER 2 Corinthians 1:8-11
The Old Testament records how prophets, priests, and kings were anointed before their service. Jesus the Christ (the anointed one) is our Prophet, our Priest, and our King. This is a great description of who Jesus is and how we should see Jesus. In Latin it is the called the munus triplex. “As King, he … Continue reading Prophet, Priest, and King
"For who in the heaven can be compared unto the Lord, and who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the Lord?" Psalm 89:6 If we would improve our worship, we must begin with improving our knowledge of God. One of the great hindrances to our worship is that we can only … Continue reading Worship Who?
When he came to this country, Alexander Campbell identified as an “Old Light Antiburgher Seceder Presbyterian.” The name became to him an increasing display of the sinful and ridiculous religious division present in the world. Rather than the glorious name “Christian” which was given by God, there were four descriptions of strict divisions separating those … Continue reading THE RESTORATION MOVEMENT AND A HERMENEUTIC FOR UNITY