• Jonah and the Fish

    Jonah's Whale?Hi …, …I told you I’d give you my answer to the “Jonah and with whale” question you fielded .… The account is found in the book of Jonah 1:12 - 2:10. Jesus also refers to the same event as recorded in Matthew 12:38-41. Some thoughts:1.

  • Right in the Eyes of God Romans 1:16-17

    Lessons from the Reformation Regarding How a Person Becomes Right in the Eyes of the Holy GodRomans 1:16-17IntroductionOne of the significant doctrines reclaimed during the Protestant Reformation is the Biblical teaching that justification is by faith alone – Sola Fide. We might express this concept with the question, how are sins forgiven? Or, how can a person be right before the holy God? This is the very core of the gospel itself. I don’t know of a more important and per...

  • Why the Reformation Still Matters

    Why the Reformation Still MattersDid Martin Luther Stand in Vain?Here I Stand On January 28, 1521 in the town of Worms in Germany, the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V of Germany, convened a council or “diet” at the demand of Pope Leo X. The primary purpose was to examine the teachings of Martin Luther, the young monk and professor, from Wittenberg, Germany. Dr.

  • Build the Boat! Hebrews 11:7

    Walking with the GiantsThe Faith of NoahHebrews 11:7Setting the Stage for Hebrews 11Hebrews was written to Jewish Christians by an unknown author who apparently wrote with the intent to affirm the superiority of Jesus Christ and to encourage believers in their faith. Consequently, we may simply divide the book into two sections:The superiority of Christ 1:1-10:18. Christ is superlatively compared to angels and the Mosaic law. The salvation provided by Christ is central to the discussion.

  • Distinctly Christian? 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1

    Distinctly Christian?NAU  2 Corinthians 6:14 Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness? 15 Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever? 16 Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, "I WILL DWELL IN THEM AND WALK AMONG THEM; AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND...

  • Meeting God's Demands - James 4:7-10

    The Daunting Task of Meeting the Demands of a Holy GodJames 4:7-10IntroductionThe TextRead 4:1-10 and listen for ten imperatives in vs 7-10ESV James 4:1 What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? 2 You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel.

  • Our Big God Job 42:1-6

    OK Lord, I Get ItJob 42:1-6 Overview of JobGod allows Satan to test Job (1-2). This results in him losing his family, health and possessions. But Job remained loyal to God. (God’s description of Job in 1:1,8 hasn’t changed - Blameless, Upright, Fears God, Shuns Evil - cf 1:22.)Job’s friends accuse him of sin (3-37) They point out that his suffering means he is guilty because righteous people don’t suffer.Job counters by proclaiming his innocence (3-37).&nbs...

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