II Corinthians 7-9: Paul’s commendation.

April 26, 2015. Daily Reading: II Corinthians 7-9. Background: II Corinthians 4-6. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 7 Godly sorrow: In this chapter, Paul really reveals the love he has for the church at Corinth, as he even says that they were his joy when he was going through various trials and persecutions. Though he loved this…

Choices.

December 27, 2014. Choices. We all are given choices, and we make decisions on a daily basis. Some choices decide major things in our lives and steer us down a path that would never have happened had we not made one simple choice. Others have little to do with our future selves and satisfy our…

Holy and True, my Lord, my God.

December 19, 2014. Holy and True, my Lord, my God, Holy and True, divine. Blessed are you, my Lord, my God, Blessed are you, sublime. Woe is to him, who will not see, Woe is to him, below, Take pity on him, my Lord, my God, Take pity on him, and him show. For you…

When worship and prayer are abominations.

November 18, 2014. As I read through the wisdom literature in the Old Testament, there is a concept that keeps coming up that is a bit concerning me when I read it. This concept is not one that we usually talk about, nor is it one that would probably be acceptable to teach in larger…

“Hallelujah, what a Savior.”

November 2, 2014. “Who has believed what he has heard from us?     And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? For he grew up before him like a young plant,     and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him,     and no beauty that we…

The one way you could earn your salvation.

September 21, 2014. *See note at bottom after you read. Do I have your attention? Are you intrigued, or infuriated? Why is it that we teach that no man can earn their salvation? Is this a biblical concept, a rational concept, or just something that we have all together accepted? You see, if salvation were…

Knowing what is in the word of God.

August 13, 2014. “In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,” (Ephesians 6:16-17) This is a very familiar passage with many commonly known…

The gift of the Holy Spirit.

March 25, 2014. About three years ago I went on a spring retreat with the CSC for the first time and the subject was the Holy Spirit. I’ll have to admit I learned a lot that weekend, as I had not been taught or done a completely thorough study about the Holy Spirit. It seemed…