1 John 4 Is the incarnation important? Unfortunately, when we hear words like incarnation, we might be tempted to think that it is just a big fancy word that doesn’t mean anything to us. However, as we will see from 1 John 4, the incarnation is vital the Christian religion. What is the Incarnation? The … Continue reading AMONG US: THE IMPORTANCE OF THE INCARNATION
HEBREWS 1:1-4 Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Who is Jesus? This question is incredibly controversial and intensely personal. If you could only use one chapter to describe Jesus, I think Hebrews 1 would be a great place to turn. The book of Hebrews was written to Christians who were wandering away from Christ. In order … Continue reading WHO IS JESUS?
Photo by Efdal YILDIZ on Pexels.com As news of another Coronavirus outbreak picks up again, we should find comfort in God’s perfect knowledge. Before the creation of the world, God knew every detail of everything that has ever and will ever happen. God is not surprised. God’s perfect eternal knowledge of everything was described by … Continue reading His Eye Is on the Sparrow and the Coronavirus
John Locke said: “The Bible is one of the greatest blessings bestowed by God on the children of men. It has God for its author; salvation for its end; and truth without any mixture for its matter. It is all pure.” The importance of the inspired text is seen in Moses’ words: “And these words … Continue reading The Sacred Text Message–The Doctrine of Inspiration
Photo by Sam Kolder on Pexels.com Is there a God? There have been several arguments put forward to show that God exists (moral, cosmological, teleological, etc.), I want to focus on the argument from causation. If something happens, there must be a sufficient reason that thing happened. If you hear a bang in your kitchen, … Continue reading Efficient Causation and the Existence of God
Photo by Wendy van Zyl on Pexels.com John Newton, who wrote “Amazing Grace,” is also famous for saying ““Although my memory's fading, I remember two things very clearly: I am a great sinner and Christ is a great Savior.” This great quote reminds us of our sin, our Savior, and our need for sanctification. SIN … Continue reading One Thing I Know 1 John 3:4-6
Most Christians would immediately answer yes! God is perfect. One of the classic descriptions of God’s perfection was from Boethius who wrote that God is “that then which comprehendeth and possesseth the whole fulness of an endless life together, to which neither any part to come is absent, nor of that which is past hath … Continue reading Is God Perfect?
“God’s glory draws our worship, and God’s will directs our worship. God is a jealous God, i.e. he has burning zeal for the holiness of his name. He will not share worship with another.” To adore the transcendent and holy God demands total devotion to him and the adoration of him above every competitor. “For our God is a consuming fire” is … Continue reading Reverence
We often get stuck at the crucifixion of Christ, but there is more to the story of Jesus. Jesus has been raised from the dead and Jesus has ascended to the right hand of the Father. Leo the Great said, “The ascension of Christ is our elevation. Hope for the body is also invited where … Continue reading Ascending on the First Lord’s Day
Christian, what waits for you? Our goal should be endurance—endure to the end and find your reward. Our own Malcom George has successfully and admirably completed 71 wonderful years of service to God, church, and to the mission laid upon him. What an incredible example! In the New Testament, the Apostle John is perhaps … Continue reading Christian Perseverance