The “first day of the week” is Sunday. In the ancient world, it would have been another workday. But for Christians, the first day of the week is a special day on which we gather to participate in the Lord's Supper. Why is it we gather on every first day of the week? Here are … Continue reading Every First Day of the Week?
As you have been “sheltering in place,” what have you been doing? Most of us are struggling with our routines, our goals, and our discipline. We have to be extra careful to be good time managers for God’s glory. The social isolation has forced us to find new ways of talking with people. … Continue reading Calling On the Name of the Lord: the I AM
Are Christians responsible to keep the Old Testament Law? Is there a difference between the ceremonial and moral law? These were the pointed questions which arose in the early church. Christians were sent by their congregations to Jerusalem so they could resolve the question of the Christian’s relationship to the OT. Even though God had … Continue reading Fulfilled: From the Old Testament to the New Testament in Christ and Acts 15
I am ready for the confinement to end. I am ready for the seclusion to be over. I am ready, most of all, to come together with the church. When we are finally able to gather again, what should we do? What should we expect? What should be our focus? WHEN YOU COME TOGETHER Togetherness … Continue reading When We Finally Come Together
Despite the coronavirus journey we have been drafted into, we have been blessed. “Count your blessings. Name them one by one.” God has continued to work in and through the coronavirus to accomplish his purposes. We probably haven’t seen .00001% of what God has already accomplished and probably will not see .0000000001% of what God … Continue reading .0000000001%
“May sinners vanish from the earth and wicked people be no more. My soul, bless the Lord!Hallelujah!” (Ps 104:35). The Psalmist’s prayer and God’s eternal intention is finally realized in the final judgment act poured forth on the earth. God’s eternal purpose is finally realized when he is united with his people at the close … Continue reading REJOICE IN GLORY: Some Notes on Revelation 19-22
Eutychianism is the ancient heresy which states that when the Son of God added humanity to his person a new type of being became. This new type of being was not just fully divine and it was not just fully man. Instead, this new type of being was a mixture of deity and humanity. Jesus … Continue reading Do Not Confuse the Natures: Some notes on the two distinct natures in the person Christ.
Jesus taught that the entire OT was about him. The OT provides several typological glimpses of Christ. One of these typological glimpses of Christ in the OT is seen in the theme of the “third day” which repeatedly manifests itself in situations where God’s creation or people are delivered from some sort of bondage and … Continue reading Introduction to “He Was Raised on the Third Day According to the Scriptures”
Often we wonder what we should do for God in worship. This is, of course, a most excellent question, but I would like to propose that there is an even more fundamental question. “How do we know what we should do in worship?” and/or “How do we know what God requires of us?” Once we … Continue reading God Has Spoken
With all the rain, you may have been thinking about Noah. You remember how God “saw that the wickedness of man was great upon the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually” (Gen. 6:5). Because of this the Bible says, “the LORD regretted that he had … Continue reading Have You Seen Noah Lately?