The Beatitudes are a wonderful reminder as we head into Thanksgiving week here in America, to consider the blessings inherent in knowing Christ and seeking His kingdom. They were among the earliest teachings of Christ. He taught them to a huge multitude of people clamoring to hear His message and are recorded in Matthew 5. … More Thanksgiving for The Mystery Beneath the Beatitudes
In recent months I’ve seen teaching online telling the people of God that Paul wanted women silent in church, and were not permitted to teach. Today, I want to reexamine scripture, dig a little deeper, and together discern what it really means in relation to this controversial subject. In truth, some versions of the Bible … More Should Women Be Silent In Church?
Before the time of Christ, the leaders of Jerusalem and Israel were expecting a conquering King to rise up for the nation, to make it great again. They did not get what they expected. Those who know Old Testament prophecy may remember the prophet, Isaiah, had centuries before the time of Christ proclaimed that the … More The Bridegroom
Good Friday. It is the day of the cross. Those who celebrate the death and resurrection of Christ remember this day as the day He hung on the cross for our sins nearly 2000 years ago. For Jesus, it was the worst day of His human life. A day of torment, utter agony and humiliation. … More Day of the Cross
Healing… before the Cross/Resurrection: In the Gospels, before the Cross, healing was apparently used mainly as a tool of evangelism, to draw the people and convince them of the power in Christ, His divinity. Christ, Himself, healed ALL who came to Him. In addition, He gave each of the twelve disciples the gift of healing … More A Study on Healing in the New Testament
Long before this blog began over a year ago, and many times since, I have found myself mourning, weeping, crying out to God for America. For some reason, He has pressed into my soul an urgent passion on behalf of what was (and in His eyes, I believe, still is) His country. As a nation, … More How Do We Save America?