The necessity of ever increasing faith/conclusion

 In the last two posts I quoted and explained part of the passage in 2 Peter chapter 1 where some of the fruits of a faithful Christian are listed. I showed how these originate first from having a true knowledge of who Jesus Christ actually is, and by trusting in God's precious promises we can […]

The necessity of ever increasing faith/Part 2

 If any of you have ever met me, you would know I'm kind of fond of discussing what I believe to be a lack in relational living, that despite the intimate communities we find throughout the New Testament, that most people's lives as Christians these days arn't even remotely similar. Considering the enormous contrast between these […]

The necessity of ever increasing faith

 "Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. For by these [His power and a true […]

Sinless Perfectionism?

Sinless Perfectionism  If any of you read the prior post, "Lessons from life," you are fully aware that I do believe a perfect unity is possible among Christians this side of heaven. Whether that does or does not amount to my personal belief in the above title is more or less insignificant. Obviously despite what […]

Lessons from life

Lessons from the past (The way it used to be)   In all honesty, I don't really remember what prompted this study, only that I kept thinking about how often we as humans reminisce about our past and the reasons associated with why we do that. Obviously this study is not about living in the […]

For better or for worse/Part 2

For better or for worse/Part 2  I can't speak for the general Christian populous out there, but I try to keep my life relatively simple where I can. It's important to me to not exceed a single credit card, retain a P.O. Box for my mail, have separate ministry and business phones and make sure all of […]

For better or for worse/Part 1

 For better or for worse/Part 1     A few days back a younger believer and I had an opportunity to sit face to face and discuss some rather major decisions he would soon have to make. He was being wise by consulting many counselors in this regard to which I considered myself privileged to be […]

A Matter of Extremes

A Matter of Extremes "Anyone who goes too far and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God; the one who abides in the teaching, he has both the Father and the Son" [2 John 1:9]   The verse above denotes two very primary things we must be careful to recognize. […]

Deception through Definition

Deception through Definition  Yesterday I was once again approached by someone who noticed me being occupied with studying. This usually prompts curiosity in others which usually leads to the typical question, "What are you studying?" Even at my age most people still make the assumption that I'm busy doing some form of homework, and to […]

A day in the Life/02/05/2013

 This morning I awoke early and couldn't keep from thinking about all the wonderful ways in which our Father brought together a host of individual lives yesterday, the way those lives intersected one another and how God chose to use these people in making Himself known among them. I'd like to share these experiences with […]