Read Matthew 25:14-30 … A couple of weeks ago the bulletin article spoke about the Greek word dulos which is translated variously as slave, bondservant, or servant. That article spoke to the fact that Christians are a dulos by the fact that one’s redemption came at a price (1 Cor. 6:20), and that payment was … Continue reading Get Busy!
Read 2 Timothy 3:14-17 … It seems like such a simple idea. Ask a question and then go to the Scriptures to find the answer, and yet for so many it seems like the whole process of using the Bible to answer a theological question (any “–ological” question really) is loaded with personal baggage. One … Continue reading What Does the Bible Say?
Read 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 … The Greeks and the Romans are both well known for their pantheon of gods. Both of those societies had public temples where worship occurred, but they also had private – or household – gods. The Romans, along with believing in their gods, also believed in spirits called lares which protected … Continue reading A Domestic God
Read Acts 17:22-31 … Often a question will arise about reading or listening to teachers that are not part of one’s personal philosophy – or more importantly – theological mindset. The question arises because some are leery about having someone teach them things related to God when it is known that the teacher comes from … Continue reading The Blind Squirrel
Read 1 Peter 2:4-12 … Leviticus is an interesting read. For the first 7 chapters Moses has been recounting the various laws and ordinances that are to govern the different offerings made to God. Over and over in those first 7 chapters the one bringing a sacrifice of some sort is to give that sacrifice … Continue reading A Royal Priesthood
Read Colossians 3:12-17 … It has been a long understood position that the phrase translated as “in the name of” refers to the idea “by the authority of.” Very few fail to understand what it means when the policeman knocks on the door and says, “Open up, in the name of the law.” This illustration … Continue reading “In the Name Of”
The writer of the Proverbs gives us little glimpses into what is wisdom and what is foolishness. The 22nd chapter begins with this admonition: 1 A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, Loving favor rather than silver and gold (Prov. 22:1, NKJV). Whether in contemporary society or in days past, the … Continue reading The Names of God