“Ready or not, here I come” is a common phrase used of children (or their parents) when playing Hide-and-Seek. This phrase could also be applied to Jesus’ return. God the Father has set redemptive history before the foundation of the world and Jesus’ return will come exactly when He has planned. The question is, are you ready? Because He is coming whether you are ready or not. Let’s explore readiness for a few moments.
There are two major sermons in the Gospel of Matthew. The first being the Sermon on the Mount in chs 5-7, in which Jesus shows what kingdom people look like.… Continue reading
Recently I began considering what do we hope to accomplish each week in our corporate gatherings as dispersed local churches. Likewise, I am curious how that activity ought to be related to our individual lives throughout the rest of the week. I have chronicled elsewhere how it is I like to revisit books I’ve read, things I’ve learned as a sort of refresher course on any subject. Therefore, staying true to my habit I took another look at a book to help put my thoughts in order. What follows is a combination book-review and lessons learned report on the subject of Worship.… Continue reading
As is often the case, many bloggers shared lists of books they had read throughout the year during the final days of December. I am beginning to wonder if this is just one of those things you do to fill in your regular blog posts during a busy time of year – but that’s probably a thought for another day. The thing is all those lists of excellent reading material got me to thinking, why should I wait until the end of the year to provide a book list. After all, many of the posts I contributed during 2014 were book reviews!… Continue reading
As I pointed out in my last post, the subject of evangelism has been on my mind as of late. Therefore, I am taking the opportunity to reacquaint myself with some of the resources on this topic which find a home in my own personal library. Furthermore, I am being encouraged in this endeavour by the opportunity being a contributor to this site brings by allowing me to share insight into these resources. So my post today will continue in this vein by presenting the book Evangelism; How to Share the Gospel Faithfully. This particular review may be a bit different than most you have read because I am going to primarily share with you how my own thinking has been affected by reading this book.… Continue reading
(Again I want to remind the readers that this blogpost is for those who are truly Christians. If you are not a Christian, your first course of action is to repent from your life of sin and put your faith in Jesus Christ first. Here is a link to help you understand the importance of this act of faith.)
Two weeks ago I began a series on how a Christian can overcome sin. Yes, “there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” (Rom 8:1), but just because we are free from the penalty of sin does not mean we are completely free from its power and influence.… Continue reading