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Faith and waiting…

Faith involves waiting, and most of us don’t care for waiting much. Have you ever considered how the Biblical characters commended for their faith had learned the practice of waiting? Read Hebrews 11, paying special attention to how long these faith heroes waited, and you’re sure to see the connection between faith and waiting.  NoahContinue Reading

Where does the Bible say that Jesus was God?

I am forever thankful for those who have given their lives defending the deity of Christ. Because of their faithful study of the Word I have never questioned that Jesus was, is, and will always be fully God. They valiantly defended what the Bible declared (Heb. 1:1-3), and what Jesus himself affirmed on multiple occasionsContinue Reading

The subtle shift of eyes, desires, and beliefs

The phrase they got away with murder communicates that we believe our sense of justice has been vilified. Whether on the basketball court or the courtroom we think that someone did something wrong, and that they didn’t have to pay. Such a belief nearly led to the undoing of Asaph, the writer of the 73rdContinue Reading

God has all the time in the world, but we only have today

The eternality of God is one of his attributes that the Scriptures affirm. Before the mountains were brought forth or ever you had formed the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God (Psalm 90:2) Jesus said, I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end (Rev.Continue Reading

The things we think we possess…

There are three truths about our money and possessions that we tend to forget in a volatile economy. Yet the Bible presents them over and over again. These truths can be explained in a few minutes, but they will take a life-time to truly learn. Think grace given, not wages earned. The Biblical word graceContinue Reading

Words that build up

The Bible regularly addresses our speech patterns. It specifically discusses the way that we should talk to one another. James says it so well, From the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way (James 3:10). Of course we know the words we shouldn’t say. ButContinue Reading

Help for those struggling with sexual sins–Step 2: Repent where sin has taken place

The Bible draws a distinction between temptation and sin. For instance, it says that Jesus was “tempted as we are, yet without sin” (Heb. 4:15).  It is important to keep this distinction because the  strategies for dealing with temptation are different from those for dealing with sin. For example, you are to flee temptation (Gen. 39:12),Continue Reading

A Pictorial Overview of the Old Testament

Active Missionaries and Their Committment Level

When I first came to pastor in New Jersey one of the members of our congregation asked me about my commitment to missions. I confess, I didn’t understand its importance then, but this individual did. And for good reason: Her great-grandmother had come to Christ in Japan, when an American missionary shared the Gospel withContinue Reading

Words that Build Up

The Bible regularly addresses our speech patterns. It specifically discusses the way that we should talk to one another. James says it so well, “From the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way.” (James 3:10). Of course we know the words we shouldn’t say. ButContinue Reading