Category: church

  • At the Mention of Your Name

    At the Mention of Your Name

    “The foolishness of God is wiser than the wisdom of man and the weakness of God is stronger than man’s strength.” 1 Cor. 1: 25. One of the things that encourages me that the Lord is coming back soon is how well the world has been prepared for His coming. The knowledge of God’s ways […]

  • What is a human being?

    What is a human being?

    Nicky Gumbel uses an analogy to describe the limitations of science in one of the excellent Alpha videos. If someone finds a cake then if they are a scientist they could potentially tell you what it was made of, when it was made and how it was made but without knowing the cake maker they […]

  • Dwelling in a Dark Place

    Dwelling in a Dark Place

    Then Solomon said, “The Lord has said that he would dwell in a dark cloud;” 1 Kings 8:12 When God decided to show the Israelites (and us) what Heaven was like (Hebrews 8:5), He instructed Moses to build a Tabernacle or a Tent. This had three parts which represent the three heavens. The Most Holy Place (Exodus […]

  • Not by might or power

    Not by might or power

    For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as there are many gods and many lords), 6 yet for us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live. 1 Corinthians 8:5,6 […]

  • Seeing the Bigger Picture

    Seeing the Bigger Picture

    God moves at levels we have very little understanding of.  We have two lovely and intelligent dogs but they have no idea what I do when I go to work.  In fact they have no concept of what my work is nor even that there is such a thing as work.  All they are aware […]

  • A Problem with the Roman Catholic Church

    A Problem with the Roman Catholic Church

    If, as I do, you call yourself a Christian, it can be very hard to see the leaders of another institution that calls itself Christian behave in very unchristian ways.  That is the dilemma faced by anyone who has watched the self-serving and defensive approach of the Roman Catholic church world wide over the last […]

  • Freedom

    Freedom

    The passage below is taken from Eugene Peterson’s introduction to Paul’s letter to the Galatians: When men and women get their hands on religion, one of the first things they often do is turn it into an instrument for controlling others, either putting or keeping them “in their place.” The history of such religious manipulation […]

  • Dissenting

    Dissenting

    I am a bible believing Christian. As a result of reading the bible many people like us over many centuries and in many cultures have concluded that aspects of the Sacrifice of the Mass are in flat contradiction to what the bible says. For instance, the writer to the Hebrews says that there was one […]

  • Promises, beloved!

    Promises, beloved!

    ]Simon Peter, a bond-servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have received a faith of the same kind as ours, by the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ: 2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; 3 seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the […]

  • Cleansing the Temple

    Cleansing the Temple

    13 The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 And He found in the temple those who were selling oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. 15 And He made a scourge of cords, and drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen; and He poured out […]