The Christmas Story (The Pearl of Great Price)

Isaiah 42:1-2 Here is my servant whom I uphold My chosen one in whom I delight I will put my spirit on Him and He will bring justice to the nations He will not shout or cry out or raise his voice in the streets. Christ the soon coming King, as us evangelicals like toContinue reading “The Christmas Story (The Pearl of Great Price)”

The Return of the Martyr (Part 2)

What are the elemental requirements of Christianity? Do you have to believe in God? Believe in the trinity? Believe Jesus Christ died for our sins? Do you have to die? Let me paint a picture here with some scripture. In John chapter 2 Christ enters into the temple near the time of Passover with hisContinue reading “The Return of the Martyr (Part 2)”

The Return of the Martyr

Amos 2:11 I also raised up prophets from among your children and Nazerites from among your youths…But you made the Narerites drink wine and commanded the prophets not to prophecy. What is it about the human race that permeates peer pressure. Every action, every thought has every thing to do with influencing others. We sayContinue reading “The Return of the Martyr”

Heirs and Slaves

Recently I was reading in Galatians and this passage stood out…”…as long as heirs are underage they are no different from slaves although they own the whole estate.” The context of this scripture is about how Christ came to make us sons and daughters, we are not held in captivity to the law, but given totalContinue reading “Heirs and Slaves”

The Christmas Story and Betting Your “Donkey”

Finally, Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers and the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against theContinue reading “The Christmas Story and Betting Your “Donkey””

On Earth as It is in The Heavens

In the warmth of our car, my wife and I, are riding to my relatives for lunch. It’s fall and the highway is walled in by beautiful trees that are changing colors. The trees range in color from bright orange to brown to green. As we ride I reflect upon the many good and perfectContinue reading “On Earth as It is in The Heavens”

My Heart Weeps Inside of Me…

“But so that we may not cause offense…” Matt 17:27 Jesus explains to Peter about payment of a tax. In the Following chapter, Christ preaches about the punishment for causing someone else to stumble (Matt18:6). Then helping a brother out of sin (Matt 18:15) and finally forgiveness towards others (Matt 18:22).  To live in the lightContinue reading “My Heart Weeps Inside of Me…”