Risk

“So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus.”  ( Matthew 14:29). Most of Jesus’ miracles consisted of restoring a body or a mind to normalcy. He restores a “withered hand” (Matt. 12:13).  A “withered hand” is not normal. Jesus heals it, that is, restores it to being…

The Sovereignty of God: Part 2

“Expect Great Things From God. Attempt Great Things For God.” This event is supposed to be true. It seems a debate was taking place among older pastors and younger ones. As usual, it was an open discussion that permitted younger pastors to ask questions regarding the traditions of the churches. One young pastor asked this…

The Sovereignty of God – Part I

I came to see the “Sovereignty of God” in my late 20’s. Much of my understanding was learned from a man of the previous generation named Arthur Pink. The title of his book that I read was, appropriately enough, “The Sovereignty of God”. I view this concept of sovereignty as “the right to do as…

The Christian & The Old Testament

It was polite but I could still detect an edge to the question. Even after 15 years I still remember it. He was regular attender and a faithful giver so I really didn’t want to offend him. The question he asked rather bluntly was, “Are we a church or a synagogue?”.  I assume he asked…