Sabbath, The Christian Perspective

Much is written in the New Testament about the fourth Commandment, “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work.” (Exodus 20:8-10a NKJV). Some argue that this […]

Jesus Speaks

The Great Creation“In the beginning God created the Heavens and the Earth.” Genesis 1:1 The Rational Bible The Great CommandmentOne of them, an expert in religious law, tried to trap him with this question: “Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?” Jesus replied, “‘Love the Lord your God with all […]

Genesis To Revelation

The Bible is much more than a book about principles to live by. It is a love story about a person to live for; Jesus the Christ, the red thread throughout God’s providential love story.

Tolerance

“My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back, let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins. James 5:19–20 The idea of turning sinners from the error of their ways is largely […]

We Meet No Ordinary People In Our Lives

It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest and most uninteresting person you talk to today is on the road to either sainthood or perdition.  All day long we are, in some degree, helping each other to one or other of these destinations. […]

The Great Commission: Evangelism. Conversion. Discipleship.

The Word: Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given […]

For Such A Time As This (1)

The Context: Many of us don’t think about it often or at all, but we are living in a post-Christian world. As little as a hundred years ago, a Judeo-Christian Worldview was the predominant marker in (Western) personal and public life. It has been replaced by various Eastern, Atheist, secular, laissez-faire belief systems. Man’s desire […]

Obedience, The Sabbath Version

God is not interested in your offerings or superficial piousness. He is interested in your obedience. That includes observing the Sabbath (Shabbat). We are commanded not only to remember the Sabbath but to keep it holy (Exodus 20:8). Shabbat is not merely a day of rest. The ritual of observing the Sabbath is God honoring […]

Tolerance and Liberty: First They Came For The Communists

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men should do nothing (1). To wit (2): When they came for the communists,I did not speak out;As I was not a communist. When they locked up the social democrats,I did not speak out;I was not a social democrat. When they came for […]

The Joy Barometer

Faith, surrender, and joy are inextricably linked. The deeper one’s walk with Christ, the deeper the joy. Let joy be the barometer of your faithfulness in Christ. When joy ebbs, look for an area of your life that is not wholly set apart for Him.