"What's In a Name?"
Okay, so we left Paul with the Pagans in Lystra trying to patch up a horrible misunderstanding. (Acts 14). In the very next chapter, Paul is found defending the Gospel message in the face of Judaizing additions. Circumcision was being taught by many as the logical outcome of Christ's 'Jewishness', the law of Moses must be followed by the Gentiles. Paul strenuously opposed this, as he did the Gentile interpretation in Lystra. If you
Psalm 119:89, "Forever, O LORD, Your Word is settled in heaven”
Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your paths”
A safe course has been charted in this life for every born-again-believer who has placed their faith and trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. My brethren, that course is found only in God's precious Word. It's that narrow
"What's In a Name?"
In the first part I chronicled Paul's work in Athens and distinguished it from the earlier work in Thessalonica and Berea. Athens was somewhat of a cultural estuary that typified some of the attitudes among the cultural elite in the Hellenic settings of the world that Paul traveled in. Paul, the Pharisee, was able to communicate with the Greeks because he could become like 'one not under the law'. His experience there typifies what we
Journaling on 12 Feb 12 – A Moment in Sin
On the way to church this morning, I was silently praying to God and during this prayer, I mentioned that I’ll do more praying at the altar before I begin teaching the Bible Study.
Continuing that prayer didn’t happen before the Bible Study.
Even coming out of the class and then preparing for the service, I still did not take time to go to the altar and pray. In that moment, I wasn’t even aware that I was not doing
One of the critical aspects of the "millennium" has to do with the beast in this verse:
4Then I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received the mark on their forehead and on their hand; and they came to life and reigned with