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Bible Reading 2017

“Resolved, to study the Scriptures so steadily, constantly and frequently, as that I may find, and plainly perceive myself to grow in the knowledge of the same.” This was the 28th of Jonathan Edwards 70 resolutions.

Successful Christian Ministry

Today there are many tools and methods used in Christian ministry. Some are very helpful whereas others are very unhelpful. Sadly, many of these are designed to appeal to the desires of people. This method is often referred to as being “Seeker Sensitive”. Obviously we don’t ever want to use methods that are mean to people, but to tailor everyone around…

The Essentials of the Doctrine of End Times

When it comes to the doctrine of end times, there is no hiding the fact that believers have differing views. The three major millennial views (Amillennial, Premillennial, and Postmillennial) each have godly, gifted, and gracious adherents.  In this post, I would like to point out four key areas of agreement between the views. This is not to suggest that we ignore the…

Majesty Mocked

In Matthew 27 we have an account of a series of events that took place in the lead up to Jesus Christ’s crucifixion. One of the scenes we have in this chapter is the despicable and demeaning way the soldiers treated Jesus. To them, Jesus was just another criminal. Matthew records it as follows,

How to Deal with Criticism – Part 2

As noted in my previous post, in John 8:48-59, the religious leaders criticized the Lord Jesus three times (8:48, 52-53, 57). This was not the first time that this has happened. But on this occasion the comments were getting more personal and ended quite intensely. In this passage we can observe how Jesus responded to criticism and from this be provided with a truly…

How to Deal with Criticism – Part 1

We all know what it is like to be critical. Criticism in and of itself is not a bad thing. There is a cautious constrictive criticism and there is a careless censorious criticism. Cautioned criticism is regulated by the desire to be helpful, whereas censorious criticism is regulated by the desire to be destructive. The story of a young lawyer has been told:

The People of God and Unity

  Before He went to the cross, Jesus prayed for His people. Among the numerous things He prayed for, one of them was unity. He asked,   “that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they…

The Christian and Death

Physical death is the separation of the soul from the body. Losing a loved one is a horrible tragedy. The excruciating experience of loss will result in grief, which is that normal process in which an individual displays sorrow and anguish as a result of loss. It is a painful experience that tears someone apart emotionally. Death is something that touches us all, be it…