The Church and the Coronavirus

As Christians consider what is a proper response to the Coronavirus, the words and wisdom of Martin Luther might prove helpful. Luther lived in the wake of the infamous Black Plague, which destroyed one-third of European citizens, or 50 million precious souls, and he confronted a deadly Bubonic Plague in own day. Since then, diseases … Continue reading The Church and the Coronavirus

Who is a Christian?

Romans 2:17-29 The single greatest question that a person will ever consider is this: “Am I a Christian?” Eternity itself waits for the answer. If the answer is, “Yes, I am a Christian,” positive consequences will result: a belief in, and a love for Jesus Christ, as both Lord and Savior; the pursuit of holiness … Continue reading Who is a Christian?

Will the Son of Man Find Faith?

On March 11, 2020 a California mega-church canceled its “faith healing” hospital visits, citing the coronavirus. While the practicality of this decision is understandable, and perhaps can be called prudent, it does appear to a watching world to be ironic. The decision of the local Church also provides an opportunity for the congregation to seriously … Continue reading Will the Son of Man Find Faith?

Jesus and Blind Bartimaeus

AN EXPOSITION OF MARK 10:46-52 “And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimæus, the son of Timæus, sat by the highway side begging. 47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and … Continue reading Jesus and Blind Bartimaeus

Children of the Promise

“Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. 39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many … Continue reading Children of the Promise

A Reprobate Mind, The Biblical Truth About Homosexuality

Sooner or later every Christian—and certainly those in ecclesiastical, or church leadership will be forced to answer the world regarding homosexuality and marriage. When that moment comes, and surely it will, those expressing the Bible’s teaching regarding the practice will find themselves censured, shouted down, mocked, and labeled as bigoted and intolerant. And that day, … Continue reading A Reprobate Mind, The Biblical Truth About Homosexuality

The Death of Moses, An Appointed Day of Departure

DEUTERONOMY 32 48 And the LORD spake unto Moses that selfsame day, saying, It is a lovely idea that God speaks to individuals. “God, who at sundry [several] times and in divers [different] manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his … Continue reading The Death of Moses, An Appointed Day of Departure