In the first week of my daily Bible reading plan for 2021, I read through Genesis 1-15. Something that grabbed my attention in the reading was how quickly the world falls apart once sin enters the picture. The rapid succession of bad to worse in Genesis 1-11 has led many Bible students to call this … Continue reading The Avalanche of Sin
Dave Ramsey, financial common-sense advocate, on his radio program recently said that “the same region of your brain that causes someone to become addicted to pornography causes them to become addicted to fear.” This is why fear sells better than hope. Fear drives up ratings and profits. It does so because once we get that … Continue reading Living in Fear
We read in Mark 11:11-21 of Jesus cursing a fruitless fig tree, cleansing the Temple for a second time, and the fig tree dying from the cruse. This fig tree represented Israel during Jesus’ day and time, fruitless. The lesson of the fig tree is clear, that those who do not bear fruit will face … Continue reading Bearing Fruit
I recently went to go see Infinity War and while I have been trying to keep up with all of the Marvel movies that have come out I have not seen them all. So, while I did enjoy the film there were inevitably some characters and plot references that I did not recognize or understand. … Continue reading Why Study the Old Testament?
NBC use to have a public announcement service where some influential person would give a short announcement informing those watching about some vital piece of information (Drugs, Child Abuse, Hunger, etc.). And at the end of the PSA a shooting star would shoot across the TV with the words "The More You Know." The idea … Continue reading The More You Know!
After a break we are picking up right where we left off with a series of follow up post to "You Ought To Be Teachers". Every day I get into my car and drive the six miles across Tucson to my office. I am able to do so because I have a car and a … Continue reading Authority
In a previous post called You Ought to Be Teachers we talked about the need for Christians to be teachers and specifically the need to be well versed in first principles. This is what the Hebrew writer had to say to the Christians reading his letter. "For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have … Continue reading How do I Become a Christian?
"I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought." 1 Corinthians 1:10 Unity is to be a mark of Christians. As the verse above … Continue reading Is Christ Divided?