Theology

Labor in the Lord

My daughter-in-laws father, who is now retired, was sharing about his work and the confrontations that were regularly a part of it.  He recalled a meeting with government officials on behalf of his client where the statutes governing property use,… Read More ›

Names Have Meaning

In Heaven you get a new name and it is written on you.  Apparently some in heaven get a name tag to wear on their person.  Yeshua/Holy Spirit tells the Angel of the church in Philadelphia to write, “The one… Read More ›

Prophecy of What is Coming

Secular thinkers laugh at and mock Biblical prophecy.  Yet, they make predictions and prognostications more than any. They only trust their scientists and see their knowledge and abilities as unlimited.  For more than forty years they have predicted global warming,… Read More ›

History of Distortion

We may be seeing a renewal of warped ideas promoting insanity.  I don’t see any historical gender confusion as we have today.  Yes, Sodom was filled with perversion, but the forceful violence associated with it then is different than today’s… Read More ›

Holy Spirit Leading

There is a Spiritual renewal in our day.  Beginning around the turn of this last century and most recently in the 1970’s there has been an awakening to the Holy Spirit’s leadership, presence, and power.  In Israel and America Messianic… Read More ›

Reward of the Harvest

Gardening and its various derivitves are still popular.  Beekeeping is on the rise, even in urban settings.  Our city recently permitted chickens to be raised within the city limits, but no roosters.  Many people landscape their yards with flowering plants…. Read More ›

Reading the Bible

However, whenever, with whatever approach, or state of mind at that time, this is the way to read the Bible.  I have shared that I often just open the Bible (in book format) and start reading.  I might read the… Read More ›

A Better Person

The Steinway & Son’s piano company makes a grand piano, model 1037, that is preeminent in the industry.  Construction begins with the outer side wall which consists of very long wide boards laminated and shaped in the classic grand piano… Read More ›

Love From a Pure Heart

Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith, from which some, having strayed, have turned aside to idle talk, desiring to be teachers of the law, understanding neither what they… Read More ›

A Faithless Struggle

My daughter asked if I could make her a chicken coup.  “Of course”, I said, so I got on the internet and found several basic plans.  I decided to make a nice one, but before I started her husband reminded… Read More ›

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 ›