I am an Old Testament junkie. Not for doctrine, but for its’ story lines. I have a huge advantage when I read these various accounts of how God dealt with his chosen nation, vs. the people who were living out their story. I have 20/20 vision we call hindsight. Looking back can be an advantage to me in a lot
2 Chronicles 25:15b, Romans 5:10 Someone, somewhere in time used this statement to define insanity: “Usually it is a person making unproductive decisions, or doing some unproductive activity that is repeated over and over, and expecting productive results.” I got this idea for my blog while reading through my Bible. Sometimes I get caught up into a fascinating story or
2 Corinthians 4:7 (AMP) However, we possess this precious treasure [the divine Light of the Gospel] in [frail, human] vessels of earth, that the grandeur and exceeding greatness of the power may be shown to be from God and not from ourselves. Many years ago we experienced a severe ice storm in our area of the state. Our power was
Several years ago, when I was working for a communication company, I was dispatched on a “no dial tone trouble”. I saw that this particular trouble was a high priority. It involved a system known as a life line. When I arrived, I noticed through the garage windows numerous cardboard boxes. The windows were near the top of the door,
As I write this, I am assuming you are familiar with the meaning of the word theology: “The study of the nature of God and religious beliefs”. In this blog, I am not going to write about theology. I am going to write about “but-ology”. Don’t ask Siri, she will not know the meaning of that word. In fact, it
Identity theft is a very serious threat in our modern world. Just about everybody who reads this will have heard and/or read where someone’s identity has been stolen. When this happens, it is a nightmare to try to recover. It involves not just your assets, but also the recovery from the stressful fact that someone stole your identity. Identity theft
You probably recognize this popular question from a few years back. The main point of this ad was to promote the idea this company had coverage everywhere. And all things considered, people with their provision of cell service people should be able to hear each other without a problem. CAN WE HEAR HIM NOW? Throughout my years as a believer
John 8:32; “And you will know the truth and the truth will set you free” About 28 years ago I began a journey that took me through unchartered waters. I will write about that defining day and its effect upon me later on in this blog. But first I need to give you some context. My first sixteen years as
1) The universal church consists of all those who have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. “For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.” (1 Corinthians 12:13) This verse says that anyone who believes is part of the body of Christ and has received the Spirit of Christ as evidence. The universal church of God is all those who have received salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.
2) The local church is described in Galatians 1:1-2: “Paul, an apostle … and all the brothers with me, to the churches in Galatia.” Here we see that in the province of Galatia there were many churches—what we call local churches. A Baptist church, Lutheran church, Catholic church, etc., is not the church, as in the universal church—but rather is a local church, a local body of believers. The universal church is comprised of those who belong to Christ and who have trusted Him for salvation. These members of the universal church should seek fellowship and edification in a local church.