Lies About Sin

This is the message we heard from Jesus1 and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all. So we are lying if we say we have fellowship with God but go on living in spiritual darkness; we are not practicing the truth.                                                                                1 John. 1:5-6 NLT ThereContinue reading “Lies About Sin”

The Way

“Without holiness no one will see God.”                                                                          Hebrews 12:14b NIV                                                                              Too often we have given the impression that salvation is a change of state accomplished through a judicial transaction. While that is not untrue, it is, unfortunately, to miss almost all that God is about with us. A reasonably careful reading ofContinue reading “The Way”

Happy is the man . . .

We have staked the whole future of American civilization not on the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future of all of our political institutions upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves according to the ten commandments of God.                                                                                     James Madison, fourth President                                                                                     PrimaryContinue reading “Happy is the man . . .”

Come Away, My Beloved

The fig trees are forming young fruit, and the fragrant grapevines are blossoming. Rise up, my darling! Come away with me, my fair one!”                                                         Song of Songs 2:13 NLT Believers from earliest times have struggled with the Song of Songs (or Song of Solomon). What’s it doing in the Bible? After all, it’sContinue reading “Come Away, My Beloved”

Exodus: A Way Out Where do you turn when you need deliverance? To someone stronger and wiser than yourself. And if Almighty God will deliver you, no oppressor can keep you under his thumb. The people of Israel learned this when God delivered them from the pharaoh of Egypt about 1275 BC. Available at Amazon

Who You Are

 In him also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised him from the dead.                                                                                                Continue reading “Who You Are”