Are You Being Distracted?

The Hillsong Documentary, Julie Roy's latest attack on John MacArthur, The latest SBC kerfluffle, and crazy charismatic behavior all have one thing in common - distraction. The enemy uses all of these things to get believers' attention out of God's book and onto Facebook and into Twitter battles. There is a difference between Paul calling... Continue Reading →

The Cure for a Dysfunctional Church

Growing up, I heard lots of teaching on the gifts of the Spirit, and being Pentecostal/Charismatic; I saw lots of weird stuff under the guise of the move of the Spirit. As I was thinking about the extra emphasis on the gifts of the Spirit and the minimal focus on the fruit, the thought came... Continue Reading →

From Passover to Pentecost

When Jesus rose from the dead, He stayed on earth for forty days. There is not a detailed record of what took place during those days, but there is one insight that is fascinating to me. Luke 24:44-49 LSB "And being in agony He was praying very fervently, and His sweat became like drops of... Continue Reading →

Resurrection Reflection

I pray everyone has enjoyed a wonderful Resurrection Sunday. The thing I love about Resurrection Sunday is that it wasn't a typical Sunday. I don't say that because Jesus rose from the dead, even though that is not typical in the least. However, the particular day had a significance of its own, which Jesus fulfilled... Continue Reading →

Good Friday Reflection

Today is Good Friday, the day we remember the sacrifice Jesus paid on behalf of our sin to redeem us and restore us to a right relationship with God. Many will attend Good Friday Communion services, and others will attend a Messianic Passover Seder, but all of our minds will be on Jesus, our Lord,... Continue Reading →

BE Restored

Deuteronomy 6:6-7 ESV "And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise." Passover is a time to be... Continue Reading →

BE Delivered

Passover is a time of deliverance. It is an invitation to examine our hearts and lives and get the leaven (sin) out. It is also one of three appointed Feasts of the Lord. Passover is the story of the Hebrew people being delivered from bondage and the fulfillment of our redemption from sin through the... Continue Reading →

BE! Rooted

Let there be is a phrase repeated in Genesis chapter one as God created all that the world contains. Colossians 2:6-7 LSB "Therefore as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him,7 having been firmly rooted and being built up in Him, and having been established in your faith⁠—just as you were instructed⁠—and... Continue Reading →

Treasuring The Torah

2 Timothy 3:16-17 LSB "All Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness,17 so that the man of God may be equipped, having been thoroughly equipped for every good work." These are the two quintessential verses for the doctrine of the inspiration of Scripture. They are the two... Continue Reading →

A Covenant Keeping God

The Bible is a book about covenants from beginning to end, and God is a covenant, God. So Paul wrote to the Galatians that through Jesus, the blessing of Abraham comes to the Gentiles, and to the Romans, he noted that Abraham is the father of us all.  To understand the new covenant fully, we... Continue Reading →

Grace, Mercy, and Celebration

Throughout Israel’s history, we see neglect and return. Israel neglects the commands of God, repents, and returns to the ways of God. At times we catch ourselves judging Israel and thinking, how could a people who saw such great miracles so quickly turn from God? But in reality, we are no different; we often neglect... Continue Reading →

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