"Paul says that ministers must not only be learned and instructed in doctrine, but also powerful both to resist the attacks of the enemies of God and his word and to uproot the seeds the devil has sown for a...Continue ReadingIt is Not Enough to Know the Facts of Doctrine
Eph 2:19-22 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, (20) built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being...Continue ReadingWhat is The Church – Really?
Col 2:1-5 For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, (2) that their hearts may be encouraged, being...Continue ReadingIn Defense of Fellowship by Distance
Mat 10:16 “Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. How many of you were taught in your family or in your church, as you grew...Continue ReadingInnocent of Evil does not Mean Ignorance of Evil
Jud 1:4 For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ. I was reading from Thomas...Continue ReadingCreeps Creep in Among us – We must be more Watchful
But in the prophets of Jerusalem I have seen a horrible thing: they commit adultery and walk in lies; they strengthen the hands of evildoers, so that no one turns from his evil; all of them have become like Sodom...Continue ReadingWhen the Wicked are Comfy in Church….What Does that Tell us?
1Ti 5:22 Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, nor take part in the sins of others; keep yourself pure. I have been a pastor now for approaching 40 years. I have been the pastor of four...Continue ReadingMany Churches are Led by Unregenerate People
And in his teaching he said, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes and like greetings in the marketplaces and have the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at feasts, who...Continue ReadingBeware of the Scribes
I have been thinking a lot lately about how we are often pressured, especially in the world of theology and writing and blogging, to maintain a cool professionalism that never gets torqued. A polite respectability if you will that leaves...Continue ReadingCool Academia has a Place – but not always
I am just going to quote a Scripture here. This passage pretty well nails the scenario in our churches today that most all of us have experienced and which we are trying to expose. I like the Lord’s promise of...Continue ReadingA Thought for Today from Jeremiah 5