Sacrificing Isaac: A fresh perspective.

We really must teach the account of Abraham sacrificing Isaac, not from the point how Abraham showed he loved God. The Bible actually says God does not delight in sacrifices. He delights in the obedience of His Son Jesus. This can be seen in Hebrews 10. We must understand that Abraham was called out from…

Love One Another….

Church Members Mistreat Homeless Man in Church Unaware It Is Their Pastor in Disguise Pastor Jeremiah Steepek transformed himself into a homeless person and went to the 10,000 member church that he was to be introduced as the head pastor at that morning. He walked around his soon to be church for 30 minutes while…

What does “Jesus is Lord” actually mean?

This note is dedicated to many who condemn themselves who find themselves, unable to continue the Christian faith failing to live up to the “standards of “biblical” Christianity. Many people claimed that unless Jesus is your Lord in every area, you are not saved. They argue you have to confess “Jesus is Lord” and thus…

Why do we find it hard to believe we are saved completely

Introduction It is only natural when we look into the Bible, we find that our salvation is not secure. I must insist however, the Bible is not a natural book. It is a supernatural one. Hence, it must be read with eyes of a supernatural reborn man. Only then will we receive the revelation that…

“All the lonely people; Where do they all come from?”

In 1966 a song “Eleanor Rigby” was recorded by Paul McCartney of The Beatles. The song gave the band a shift to how people viewed them as just a young  rockers to be taking more serious in their music. The song hit a reality with the lines “All the lonely people; Where do they all…

Turning Grace into Licence.

Jude 1:4 (KJV) 4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. The above passage is probably “the” passage the works and the law believers…

Thoughts on Lust and Marriage.

1 Corinthians 7:9 9 But if they cannot control themselves, they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn with passion. Dear friends, The above verse is commonly use to support the idea of getting married for the sake of controlling lust of a particular single man or a couple who is “burning with…

Every religion has a cross. Only one has the resurrection

Under the Old Covenant, God shows us the power of sin. Under the New, God shows the power of righteousness. In the Old a sacrifice is defiled when touched by the defiled. In the New the sacrifice made the defiled clean. I think the parable of the talents is actually about New Covenant mentality. The 2…

The Right Hand Man

Stephen cried out, “I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God” (Acts 7:56). I discovered something very interesting today. The Jewish highest court is called the Sanhedrin. They are what we know today as probably the Federal Court. The members of the Sanhedrin sat in a semicircle…

Forgiveness

I stumbled across this article and thought it shares my thoughts on forgiveness. Rather similar to something I posted earlier. I hope it blesses you the same manner it blessed me. “Forgiveness We have discussed how salvation is eternal, but if that is true, what happens when we sin, do we still need to ask…

More verses, terms and sayings we commonly misunderstand

Good evening. Continuing with the series, here are a couple of sayings which we take for granted without understanding the background of what they really mean. Superficially they seem to suggest that one can either lose one’s salvation and/or that there is a limitation to God’s forgiveness in Christ. “disqualified for the prize/being a castaway”…

Verses we so commonly misunderstand.

Good morning. I am starting a series on verses which I believe have been wrongly interpreted (as far as I am concerned). This is of course a work in progress. Your comments are welcome. However please refrain from words like “this is from the it of hell” or “heresy”. A nice … “but it actually…

Obedience. After the cross.

Good News Obedience By: Scott McIntyre From: January 2010 Found in: The Gospel of Grace Paul warns about disobedience. But what does it mean to obey the Lord? Let’s have a new look at the good news about obedience! Obedience has certainly been the topic of many sermons over the years.  From fire and brimstone…

Would confessing your sins help you if you sin willfully?

Many people argue that when we sin we must confess our sins for God to forgive us. If you know me I have telling people that their sins have been forgiven once and for all and that 1 john 1:9 is written to gnostics and not the believer. Hence John was using this verse to…

The Useless Shepherd

“I’m about to place a shepherd in the land. He will not take care of those that are dying. He will not search for the young. He will not heal those that have broken their legs or support those that can still stand. But he will eat the meat of the fat animals and tear…

The 3rd son in the prodigal story.

Until you have come to the end of the journey home to faith in Jesus Christ, it is likely that all you expect deep down from Christ is punishment. But when the prodigal makes the journey, he discovers a family party. The Gospels contain a number of references to celebrations and parties. This is wonderfully…