I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. This powerful, biblical statement of confession of faith is the opening of the Apostles' Creed. That creed is a summary of the gospel which must be believed. It...Continue ReadingNew Sermon Series Beginning Sunday – The Apostle’s Creed
Rom 1:7 To all those in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I have written many times over these past 12...Continue ReadingAn Abuser is not Beloved, Called, nor a Saint
Psa 73:6 Therefore pride is their necklace; violence covers them as a garment. In my years as a pastor (and no doubt even before), I have had to deal with RASNs (Revilers, Abusers, Sociopaths, Narcissists) many times. But for years...Continue ReadingI Didn’t Know What I was Dealing With – In Fact, I Didn’t Know such a Person Existed
"In my lifetime I did not care to hear that word that cut me most, and showed me my lost estate aright. I was vexed to hear my sins mentioned, and laid to my charge. I loved him best, who...Continue ReadingAn Acid Test to Reveal the Counterfeit
Gal 4:29-31 But just as at that time he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so also it is now. (30) But what does the Scripture say? “Cast out the...Continue ReadingIshmael is Still Mocking Isaac
1Co 9:27 But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified. The Apostle Paul here warns us of hypocrisy. Of preaching to others while not preaching to ourselves. Of...Continue ReadingThe Greater Condemnation
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?
2Co 10:10 For they say, “His letters are weighty and strong, but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech of no account.” The Apostle Paul's enemies regarded him with contempt. You can hear the sneer in their words here...Continue ReadingRASN’s Regard Others with Contempt
Most of you already know that great pressure is put upon us to never break off from anyone - especially if the "anyone" claims to be a Christian or family/relative. This means no matter how they are living, no matter...Continue ReadingWhy are we taught that we must remain in relationship with everyone?
3Jn 1:5-10 Beloved, it is a faithful thing you do in all your efforts for these brothers, strangers as they are, (6) who testified to your love before the church. You will do well to send them on their journey...Continue ReadingWhy Diotrephes Hates Newcomers