Peacemakers

A sign that says PEACE

For Moses, his work as peacemaker placed him in danger. Still, Jesus has called all of us to be peacemakers, for Jesus said, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God…” (Matthew 5:9 ESV) Read more

Salvation

Salvation Gate

God created the penalty for the original rebels, the angels that rebelled against Him. This punishment was not designed for people. Read more

Dear Jewish Brothers or Sisters

Jewish Brothers and Sisters

Christianity is fundamentally Jewish. Jesus, a Jew, is the Messiah God promised to the Jews. The Apostles were Jews. The Eucharist / Communion / the Lord’s Supper, a foundational ordnance the Church rests upon the Jewish Passover meal. Read more

This New Life

Teaching This New Life

This passage challenges me. If I had been with these apostles, what would I say? God’s command here is to “tell the people all about this new life.” I think that’s a difficult assignment. Read more

The 3.5% Rule

The 3.5% rule is non-violence

No campaigns failed once they’d achieved active and sustained participation of just 3.5% of the population. Read more

A good life is like a good song

A Good Song - Sheet Music

he rests, pauses in a song, may be the most challenging aspect when performed, but those quiet moments bring out the song’s beauty and texture. For your song, and mine, I think God may have had this idea of ‘rests’ in mind when King David, inspired by the Holy Spirit, wrote Psalms 27:14. Read more

Neuroplasticity

Plastic human head showing the brain

I find neuroplasticity very interesting but not surprising. God placed many passages in Scripture that tell us to be careful about what we think and imagine. Our imaginations physically change our brains and, as a result, change who we are. Read more

In a world of Enochs, we need some Abrahams.

picture of a traveler in a crowded street.

Even in the land of God’s promise, Abraham wouldn’t build a house; he wouldn’t build a city. Abraham wouldn’t buy any land except a small plot for Sarah’s grave. He exercised no privileges. Read more

Our First Response

First Response

So, what action did the Church take when challenged by the whole world? They prayed. Their first response was to pray. Read more

Why do the nations rage?

Why do the nations rage

The incident is recorded at full length because it is the first of a long and bloody series, in order that succeeding generations might learn their true weapon and their sure defense – prayer. Read more

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