Joseph, the Carpenter, was a King

The Virgin Birth of Jesus is mentioned in two Gospels. “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us” (Matt. 1:23). “And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of … Continue reading Joseph, the Carpenter, was a King

Seven Eyes Upon One Stone

Seven Eyes Upon One Stone “Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH. 9 For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes: behold, … Continue reading Seven Eyes Upon One Stone

Zacchaeus Receives the Love and Mercy of Jesus

“And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. 2 And, behold, there was a man named Zacchæus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich. 3 And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature. 4 And he ran before, and … Continue reading Zacchaeus Receives the Love and Mercy of Jesus

The Struggle to Be Good

Romans 7:24-25 24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? 25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin. There are two extremes, when considering sin. … Continue reading The Struggle to Be Good

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

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?

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