Showing posts from August, 2018

Red Ragtop

The reason that I am posting this blog today is to expose the futility of following singers like Tim McGraw. Jesus Christ alone is Lord, all authority in heaven and on earth has been given to him. ( Mt 28:18 ) As a Registered Nurse it is my job to teach patients, families and the public about their bodies and how to take care of them. As a Christian it is my duty to make disciples and teach them all that Jesus commanded, ( Mt 28:18-20 ) building on no other foundation except that of the apostles and the prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the cornerstone. ( Ep 2:19 )  The apostle Paul said that the Christian is not without law, as some claim, ( Rm 3:8 ) but under the law of Christ. ( 1 Cor 9:21 ) Paul also said that we fulfill the law of Christ when we bear one another’s burdens. ( Gal 6:2 ) In a book that I read during the summer, The Law of Christ: A Theological Proposal , the author, A. Blake White proposed five points regarding the law of Christ: The law of Christ

Go Teach Them

I read this passage this morning and it occurred to me that it is Paul’s account of his commission by the Lord to take the good news of the kingdom of God to all the nations. Paul’s ministry was a teaching ministry. Dr. David Sill said, "The tragedy of the world isn’t that it’s unreached but that it’s undiscipled...The mission of the church is to make disciples and the way we do that is teaching them to obey all that Christ has commanded." The way that people have been reached throughout the history of the church is when someone goes and teaches. However, our teaching must be set on a sure foundation. "The foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone." (Ep 2:20, NASB95) Brethren, be a disciple of the word and go make disciples and teach them to observe all the Jesus commanded the first disciples. (Cf. Mt 28:19-20) In Christ alone, Mike Peek

The Tree of Life

In the beginning God Created the heavens and the earth. God created all of the vegetation on the earth, the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky and every living thing that moves on the earth. Lastly, God created man in his own image, male and female he created them to multiply and rule the earth. Man was to rule the creatures on the earth but man was to be ruled by God. God gave man and the creatures on the earth all the vegetation as food, but command man not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The serpent deceived the woman by using the desire of her heart. She ate and gave to her husband and he ate. They became ashamed and hid themselves from God. When God came walking in the garden and found the man and woman hiding from him, he asked the man, “Have you eaten from the tree of which I told you not to eat?” The man blamed the woman for his sin, the woman blamed the serpent, God cursed the serpent and made a promise; the serpent would be defeated through

Live Already

Jesus told his disciples that they would not taste death until they see the kingdom of God come in power. ( Mk 9:1 , also cf. Mt 16:28 , Luke 9:27 ) This passage follows Peter’s confession that Jesus is the Christ ( Mk 8:29 ) and Jesus' admonishing his disciples to take up their cross and follow him. ( Mk 8:34)  Then just a few days later Peter, James and John follow Jesus up the mount where he is transfigured before them. They also see Elijah and Moses appear and talk with Jesus. When Peter wanted to set up a tabernacle for each man a voice came from the cloud, "This is my beloved Son, listen to Him!" After which no one was left with them on the mountain but Jesus alone. ( Mk 9:2-8 , also cf. Mt 17:1-8 , Lk 9:28-36 ) Given that this passage appears in all three of the synoptic gospels we can deduce that it is a very important message indeed. A Christian is a person who has repentance towards God for their sins; who believes in the Son of God Jesus Christ for the