This and similar articles can be found at The Carolina Messenger. Recently a preacher friend, after reading a couple of articles about millennials and their worship desires, noticed that one of the things millennials said they needed was “authentic worship.” Of course, that raised an interesting question that needed to be answered – “Does that … Continue reading Authentic Worship
Read Hebrews 8:3-6 … So, imagine this – you go to the doctor and say, “Hey Doc, I’m just not feeling that well.” “Alright,” she says, “what seems to be bothering you?” “Well, I’ve got a stuffy nose, sore throat, cough, body aches, and a bit of a fever.” The doctor pokes here, prods there, … Continue reading That Looks Familiar
Read Luke 1:1-4 … An oft recited motto has been heard thru the years that goes like this: “Where the Scriptures speak, we speak; where the Scriptures are silent, we are silent.” It is, as a rule of thumb, a very well-crafted echo of the Protestant Reformation’s motto sola scriptura. For those that don’t read … Continue reading Certainty of the Truth
Read Colossians 3:1-17 … There are times when one comes to a crossroads and cannot decide on a course of action. Or, those times when a respected teacher or mentor takes a position that seems wrong or out of character. What should be done? At some point one is left trying to decide what to … Continue reading What to Do?
Read 2 Timothy 2:14-18 … Continuing with thoughts related to what might be a hinderance to understanding what one reads in the Scriptures … Another thought to be considered is bound into understanding of the historical-cultural context of a passage.[i] When one does not appreciate the historical and cultural background of a passage, then the … Continue reading Understand What Thou Readest? Part 2.
Introduction The exact question we will be taking under consideration is, “How are women equal to men (Gal. 3:28) while the man is the head of a woman (1 Cor. 11:3)?” Although there are opinions across the entire spectrum concerning this question, the bulk of opinions on this topic fall into either a Complementarian or … Continue reading A Consideration of Gender Roles and Equality in the Light of Galatians 3:28 and 1 Corinthians 11:3.
Read Hebrews 5:11-14 … Oops! The universal code for “Well, I didn’t mean to do that!” How many of us haven’t had to say an “oops” every now and then, or maybe even something that might be described as more … colorful? We make mistakes. We drop the ball. We stand with a ripped grocery … Continue reading Understand What Thou Readest?