The Significance of Bible Study

Deuteronomy 6:4-9, "Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit… Continue reading The Significance of Bible Study

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The Good News We’re Missing

A gospel focused on personal salvation is partial at best. I believe that presenting a gospel focused solely on personal salvation is harmful to God’s purposes, because it produces Christians who are satisfied with far less than God’s ultimate plan. His ultimate plan is that mankind would come to know and declare to all creatures… Continue reading The Good News We’re Missing

Misusing Our Faith

We're all tempted to interpret biblical text in a way that fits our mindset because everyone inevitably has presuppositions on any given subject. The only problem with that is our hearts and souls are infected with pride and we try to allow our presuppositions to trump the transcendent truths in scripture. For example, I've listened… Continue reading Misusing Our Faith

God is in the details

Paying attention to the wider implications or contexts of things that are said is absolutely necessary, in order to develop well-rounded comprehension skill. Any statement without a context is a pretext and can be given whatever meaning an individual hearer or reader wants it to mean. I know details are not always very intriguing but it's literally one of the… Continue reading God is in the details

The Need For Collaborative Ministry

The most important and distinctive characteristic of genuinely Christian ministry is love. One aspect of loving servanthood is collaboration. The mission of the Church is not the business of the elders alone. It is a co‐operative venture requiring collaboration between all the saints and elders. I believe the necessity and call for collaborative ministry, particularly… Continue reading The Need For Collaborative Ministry

Putting God First

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. – Matthew 6:33 KJV This verse has become the anthem of my life.  Earlier this year I came to a point in my personal study of the scriptures where I just had to ask: What… Continue reading Putting God First

You’re Practically A Prophet

A large portion of the prophetic books are littered with parallelisms that function to increase the impact of what is communicated through repetition that allows time for  meaning to sink into the reader’s understanding. Recently, I was studying in the Book of Amos and recognized an emblematic parallelism, which is the partnering of a figurative… Continue reading You’re Practically A Prophet