The cry of the redeemed

The cry of the redeemed "For what thanks can we render to God for you in return for all the joy with which we rejoice before God on your account, as we night and day keep praying most earnestly that we might see your face, and may complete what is lacking in your faith?" "Now […]

The art of communication

The art of communication "Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world […]

Lines in the sand/Conclusion

Lines in the sand/Part 3-Conclusion  In part 1 and 2 of this study I outlined a few specific lines God has drawn out for His people, lines He fully intends for His people to both recognize and obey. I'd like to address some of these more specifically and show what occurs when those claiming to know Him do […]

Lines in the sand/Part 2

Lines in the sand/Part 2  Sometimes in order to gain a proper perspective of reality, we must jump ahead to the conclusion of a matter before we can see properly. This is found to be true in both the natural and spiritual realms.  For example, having worked in a variety of businesses over the years I […]

Lines in the sand/Part 1

Lines in the sand- Part 1  (Dedicated to the other two cross-bearing out of the box Michael's I know who helped inspire this and get me writing again) "Now hear this, O foolish and senseless people, who have eyes and do not see; who have ears but do not hear. Do you fear Me? declares the Lord. […]

The sin and consequence of independence

The sin and consequence of independence "Who is the man who fears the Lord? He will instruct him in the way he should choose" [Psalms 25:12] "Now, therefore, fear the Lord and serve Him in sincerity and truth; and put away the gods which your fathers served beyond the river and in Egypt, and serve […]

The forgotten art of exemplary leadership

The forgotten art of exemplary leadership   In this particular study we will attempt to address what constitutes appropriate Christian leadership, that which was exemplified by Jesus Himself and those He called to be His followers. We will attempt to address the question as if from Jesus Himself, "How would you lead others to Me?"  1st […]

The hypocrisy of a self-professed religious leader/Part 2

The hypocrisy of a self-professed religious leader/Part 2 "But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption…..(why?)… that, just as it is written; "LET HIM WHO BOASTS, BOAST IN THE LORD." [1 Corinthians 1:30, 31] A misunderstanding of Biblical proportions  Throughout the history of […]

The hypocrisy of a self-professed religious leader/Part 1

The hypocrisy of a self-professed religious leader/Part 1  Before we can look into some specific examples of those who have risen into apparent positions of religious leadership, we do well to first consider the manner in which such leadership is exercized and whether a need exists for that form of leadership within the framework of what God […]

The Unveiling of Religious Hypocrisy

 The Unveiling of Religious Hypocrisy  The following two studies are primarily associated with those individuals who either claim to be leaders within what is known as Christiandom or those presenting themselves as such leaders. They are meant to be an outright rebuke to these individuals who not only fail to exemplify a scriptural example of true leadership, but in […]