One of my favorite New Testament churches is the church at Corinth. They didn’t always get everything right, and they caused Paul a lot of trouble, but when viewed through his apostolic eyes they are rightly seen as a trophy of God’s grace (1 Cor. 1:4-9; 2 Cor. 7:16).
While recently preparing to teach 1 & 2 Corinthians in our Sunday school New Testament survey, I got a little bit carried away in the details of Paul’s interaction with the church there, from his first visit in Acts 18 to his last recorded departure in Acts 20 – and is there ever a load of information to get caught up in!… Continue reading
Early in my Christian life I obtained Arthur W. Pink’s Gleanings from Paul: The Prayers of the Apostle (Moody 1967). That study of Paul’s prayers in Scripture kindled a spiritual fire in my heart and life. Paul’s example in prayer, especially in the thanks with which he begins most of his epistles, set a pattern for believers throughout the next two millennia and beyond. Paul’s admonition, “in everything give thanks, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 5:18) certainly challenges each one of us. As we celebrate Thanksgiving Day 2016, let’s immerse ourselves in opportunities for thanksgiving that the apostle exemplifies through his epistles.… Continue reading
First, I want to say hello to the blog world. Second, I want to thank the guys here at PS23 for asking me to be a part of this blog. I am honored and hope my writing is a blessing to them as it is to the blog sphere.
On May 12, 2013, I received my diploma for the Master of Divinity (M.Div) Degree from The Master’s Seminary. On May 11, 2014, I received my diploma for the Master of Theology (TH.M) Degree, also from TMS. The mantra of TMS is to “train men as if lives depended on it!” I can say with the utmost confidence, that they have trained me in such a way.… Continue reading