Chronological study of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob

I worship the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. What does that mean? Who were they and why did he care about them? Why are they important to him and to Christians today? Here is a chronological review of the scriptures to help you grow in grace and knowledge (2 Peter 3:18). God called Abram to leave his country and Continue reading Chronological study of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob

What is predestined? (God’s plan or people’s actions)

What is predestined? God's plan or people's actions

The Bible clearly teaches predestination but there is a huge confusion about what is predestined. Let’s examine the passages that describe predestination and carefully determine what is predestined? Is it God’s plan or people’s actions? What is predestined: God’s plan or people’s actions? As we examine the 2 passages that describe predestination, we need to be careful to determine what Continue reading What is predestined? (God’s plan or people’s actions)

God abhors laziness (he wants us to be working)

The Bible gives God’s judgement on laziness and slothfulness. It’s not a coincidence that the first chapter of the Bible begins with the creative work of God. Then after 6 days, he rested because the work was complete. That is not laziness, it is well-deserved rest. It’s not a coincidence that the last chapter of the Bible promises a reward Continue reading God abhors laziness (he wants us to be working)

Three Sovereign Headships: Christ, Church, and Husband

I found this brick in my yard. It wasn’t being very brick-like: it wasn’t thinking like a brick, it wasn’t acting like a brick, it wasn’t exercising brick headship. So I sat down and gave it a stern rebuke and a long lecture on brickness. Then it started acting more like a brick by trying to be more brick-like. What!? Continue reading Three Sovereign Headships: Christ, Church, and Husband

7 Christlike behaviors we need to follow Jesus’s example

Christlike people follow Jesus’s example. Here are 7 things Jesus did for us that we need to do for others: love, live, die, intercede, forgive, restore, and encourage. Submit yourself to Jesus Christ and let him transform you into a Christlike person. God’s divine power has given us everything we need for life and for godliness. This power was given Continue reading 7 Christlike behaviors we need to follow Jesus’s example

The just shall live by faith (Habakkuk 2:4)

God told Habakkuk the just shall live by faith, which answered a lament to God about evil and injustice in the land. It seems the whole world is going through the same kind of lament today. It seems like there are more wars, genocides, persecutions, murders, robberies, hacking, and crime every day. Where is God? In his complaint Habakkuk wrestles Continue reading The just shall live by faith (Habakkuk 2:4)

What is Godly Christian Fasting?

The Bible gives many examples, exhortations, and instructions for godly fasting. It also gives examples and warnings against ungodly fasting. What is the difference? Should Christians fast? How? Why? When? What are the reasons, purposes, and benefits of Christian fasting? Biblical examples of godly fasting Here are some of the many examples of godly fasting in the Bible. These reasons, Continue reading What is Godly Christian Fasting?

Is the Church an organization or an organism?

Is the Church which is Christ’s Body (Ephesians 1:22) an organization or an organism? The difference may sound trite and overly persnickety but let’s look at the ramifications. The fact that the Church is a “Body” made up of “living members” shows that it is not an “Organization,” but an “ORGANISM.” An “Organization” is made up of distinct units like Continue reading Is the Church an organization or an organism?

I commend you to God and to the word of his grace (Acts 20:32)

Every once in a while I consider that this might be the last post I ever write. God knows the number of days in my life, which is probably somewhere between 1 and 29000 (do the math). I consider what would be the last thing I could ever tell anyone. What would I commend to them? For more than 40 Continue reading I commend you to God and to the word of his grace (Acts 20:32)

The secret to real joy

put Jesus first, others second, and yourself last

Many people have searched for the fountain of youth to find happiness and joy, but it never works. There is only one way that does work. Jesus described it 2000 years ago and it never gets old. It was so controversial that it changed history and cost him his life. It’s just as real now as it was then. One Continue reading The secret to real joy