Theology

God is Good

Optical illusions can be illustrated in art.  There are several drawings that have multiple perceptions, one is a old woman or a young lady depicted in one image depending on how your brain interprets the information captured by the eye…. Read More ›

To Be Remembered

“Then one of the criminals who were hanged blasphemed Him, saying, ‘If You are the Christ, save Yourself and us.’   But the other, answering, rebuked him, saying, ‘Do you not even fear God, seeing you are under the same condemnation?… Read More ›

The Death Sentence

There are two people in the Bible who did not die.  Do you know their names?  Enoch and Elijah, both were taken by God. Enoch was simply taken, “When Enoch had lived 65 years, he became the father of Methuselah…. Read More ›

Paul the Apostle

This week our preacher summarized a very interesting characteristic about Paul, his view of himself and true humility.  His epistles are so bold, insightful and emphatic, along with his life full of travels, struggles, and adventure, that it is hard… Read More ›

Transcendence

We were standing in the shade by the creek taking a short break from our work.  Joel pointed and said, “I saw a small snake just there”.  That started an inevitable discussion as I replied, “Everyone has a snake story.”… Read More ›

Treasured Relationships

One gift from God, seen more clearly as we age, regards the connections we make with other believers.  These connections are based in the Kingdom of God and accordingly have spiritual and eternal significance.  It could be true in a… Read More ›

The Inevitable Future

God is interested in His people, those who believe, because He opened their eyes and redeemed them through the blood of His only Son.  The prince angel Michael is assigned to protect God’s people. (Dan. 12: 1).  The Hebrew prophets… Read More ›

Music and Religion

We were chatting on the sailboat, I mentioned that I liked R.E.M., particularly, their big hit, “Losing my Religion”.  Later, in our conversation a remark was made that listening to a song about losing ones religion was bad.  I never… Read More ›

Suffering Our Leaders

Every Believer is being conformed into the image of the Lord Yeshua. (Rom. 8: 29).  This means the congregation of believers will experience what Yeshua did, though not necessarily every believer in every aspect.  For example, only a few may… Read More ›

The Perfect Man

Throughout human history there has been only one perfect man.  Many have made claims of greatness and some to divinity, like the Caesar, but they have all died.  Herod whipped up his audience so much that they began to shout… Read More ›

Interview With a Believer

This is an interview with a believer who is typical, rather than ordinary, as no Believers life will be ordinary due to the supernatural influence of the Almighty God.  I put brackets around my questions to distinguish them from the… Read More ›

Living in Yeshua

“This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit.” (1 John 4: 13). This is an answer to a commonly asked question, that arises again and again, though… Read More ›

God’s Test and Ours

Steel is formulated from iron and carbon in a process with extreme heat to produce properties of hardness and strength. When it is tempered it will bend without breaking.  It is tested to ensure that the process has achieved its… Read More ›

Bitter Waters

“Now when they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Mara, for they were bitter.”  Exodus 15:23. “But she said to them, ‘Do not call me Naomi; call me Mara, for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly… Read More ›

Kingdom Assignments

Everyone has a different calling and purpose in God’s Kingdom.  Though there may be many ministers or teachers or worship leaders, they are each different.  Moreover, there are tasks that God assigns that we might never consider an actual calling… Read More ›

Frustrated Wicked

Evil people scheme and contrive how to steal, kill and destroy.  They are not just rough criminals, some are beautiful, rich and powerful.  These are the aims of their father, Satan, who has them captive by their own evil desires…. Read More ›

Prayer Group

I’ve been in many prayer groups, most were great.  We had a small one at work that did exploits in the Spirit among people, organizations, crossing boundaries.  The one most unusual was with a group of women, who allowed me… Read More ›

Human Wisdom

If I could offer you nothing but human wisdom I would be deceiving you that I was something other than a weak flawed human just like you.  However, if I knew the perfect God-Man who was the door to life… Read More ›

Our New Name

“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat.  And I will give him a white stone, and on the… Read More ›

Yeshua’s Father

What of Yeshua’s relationship with His Father.  As with all things regarding Yeshua we can see a perfect relationship between Father and Son.  As a young boy Yeshua talked of being in his Father’s house.  He sought out God’s presence… Read More ›