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Again – God is sovereign over all

I was driving home from work today (August 12, 2011) and we were slowing down on the interstate due to traffic. I noticed a broken down vehicle ahead of me on the left (I was in the left lane as well). So as I slowed down near the car I called out, “Do you need […]

What will you be doing when Christ returns?

It seems that a this whole deal with some guy (Camping?) predicting a rapture today has become quite a distraction for many. Will you be found ministering to the lost and equipping the saints? Or will your Lord find your breathing out sarcasm, being sure that your Facebook status is the funniest or most biting?

So I ask: what will you are doing when Christ returns? Assuming His second advent is imminent (whether you believe in a rapture or not), will he find His servant busy doing His will?

Let’s consider Jesus’ own words of warning:

Why Should We Pray?

So how is your prayer life? Think for a moment. Do you pray daily, weekly or multiple times daily? Do you pray as long as you wish you did, that is, if you pray for 10 minutes, is there a part of you that thinks you should do 15 minutes?

How do you pray? Do you kneel? Only sometimes or all the time? Do you always say “In Jesus Name?” What if you fall asleep while praying… do you feel guilty? If Jesus said not to pray publicly but to go into your closet to pray…then is all public prayer wrong?

Does God Love the Non-elect?

Does God hate those who will not be saved? Does He also love them? How do we find out? Is it popular to say God loves all people, even if some will suffer punishment for their sins?

1 Peter 3:15

1 Peter 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts; and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear. I think this verse can best be broken down into three parts. The first part, “sanctify the […]

Luke 23:34 – Forgiveness

What is forgiveness? When Jesus utters this phrase, what is he saying? In other words, what exactly is Jesus asking his father to do? And how does that apply to us? Some would say that because Jesus prayed for those who persecuted him to be forgiven, we should all forgive all offenses against us. Others have said that since God doesn’t forgive everyone, that means we don’t have to either. I’ll try to lead you to an answer to these questions as we develop thoughts surrounding forgiveness.

Leviticus 19:2 – Be Holy

Leviticus is not an easy book for many to read. It seems to confuse a lot of people. I recommend taking it slowly and understanding the context. Always keep in mind that the Old Testament is pointing forward to the cross and your understanding should increase.

I find it to be an amazing account that God commands all men to be holy. Sure, this was written to the children of Israel, but I’ve been told by people who’ve taught me that when God repeats himself we should listen. Peter provides for us an example of this in his first letter.