For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified…said the Apostle Paul to the Corinthian boasters. It is of great interest to me that it was Paul who dropped this little bomb. It’s impressive actually, purely because of Paul’s impressive resume. Paul wasn’t stupid. Paul knew a … Continue reading The only two things you better know.
On level ground we stand.
An ancient city dating back to 600 B.C. Corinth rested on a narrow geographical isthmus between two key ports Cenchrea and Lechaeum. The city provided a narrow strip of land, only 4 miles wide in some areas, on which sailors could transport small ships via a primitive railway system. This was highly preferred to the … Continue reading On level ground we stand.
2017, Three Reflections. One conclusion.
As I sat in my office today, at lunch, a staggering thought pressed upon my mind, “This has been the greatest year of my life.” For clarity, the other years have not been “bad” but the last 365 days have produced such momentous events that the year of 2017 will bear an indelible mark on … Continue reading 2017, Three Reflections. One conclusion.
The Fellowship, tougher than you think.
The reason people don't share is because pride whispers into the heart: I want this more than they need it.
Teach the Bible and nothing but the Bible.
The only people who think the Bible is boring are the people who have never read it.
Have you heard the voice of God?
I am currently learning a generic principle about the ministry. People love to ask questions about theology, doctrine, life in general, etc… and I absolutely love it. I think questions are an avenue by which we grow, expand, and sharpen our minds. This is why at RFBC, I dedicate the first ten minutes of each … Continue reading Have you heard the voice of God?
Love the enemy, because Jesus loved you.
The last Saturday of April 2008, a softball conference-championship game is underway between Central Washington and Western Oregon. Sara Tucholsky, a senior of Western Oregon, was nearing the end of her collegiate career without a single conference championship or home-run. That all changed in the second inning when Tucholsky stepped up to the plate with … Continue reading Love the enemy, because Jesus loved you.
The Jilting of Granny Weatherall and Repentance.
The jilting of Granny Weatherall is a short story authored by Katherine Anne Porter during the 1930’s. The story narrates, almost comically and somewhat tragically, the wandering thoughts of a dying woman. In the opening scene the audience is introduced to the Doctor, who Granny considers a mortal enemy as she yells, ”Get along now. … Continue reading The Jilting of Granny Weatherall and Repentance.
The brothels of life and Redeeming Love.
In the novel, Redeeming Love, Francine Rivers parallels the Biblical narrative of Hosea and Gomer to compose a tear-jerking love story. If you have ever ventured into this novel then you will recall the two main characters. First there is Angel (Sarah) who initially works for a brothel as a prostitute. As we are introduced … Continue reading The brothels of life and Redeeming Love.
What Jesus says, He does.
In 1862 the day was looking dim for the Union Army. Three years of bloody civil war had rendered the soldiers bruised, battered, and eagerly ready for the war to conclude. Despite the gloom that hung over the Union one man still retained a a deep conviction for the morally right, Abraham Lincoln. With the … Continue reading What Jesus says, He does.
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