“Father I want to obey you, but I struggle to find the power to obey”, or some variation of this prayer, has been prayed at one time or another by every single authentic follower of Christ. Some of us have been Christians for most of our lives, yet the process of spiritual transformation remians a … More Knowing God Part 1
Preparing Our Hearts Psalm 51:3-12  For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.  Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment.  Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in … More Solomon’s Porch Devotional for the Week
This past Sunday as I taught through Hosea 7, I drew several parallels between the state of Israel in Hosea’s time period, and the state of our own nation and church today. Some of the parallels I made were rising crime and increased border difficulties (vs 1), a public that generally recognizes something is wrong, … More The Search for the Fountain of Youth and the Destruction of the American Church and State
Analysis of American Culture through the lens of Hosea 4 continued…… Hosea 4:10-11 They shall eat, but not be satisfied; they shall play the whore, but not multiply, because they have forsaken the LORD to cherish whoredom, wine, and new wine, which take away the understanding. As we continue our analysis of American culture and … More Rejecting the Knowledge of God: The Effects on Israel and the American Church Part III
Analysis of American Culture through the lens of Hosea 4 In America, as it was in Israel, we find a lack of the “knowledge of God in the land”. Because we find here in our land, as they found in their land, wide spread immorality. There is “swearing, lying, murder, stealing, and adultery”. It can … More Rejecting the Knowledge of God: The Effects on Israel and the American Church Part II
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In a sermon on Lamentations 1:12 called “No Sorrow Like Messiah’s Sorrow” John Newton explained how our sorrow and suffering is always mingled with God’s mercy and patience. Christ’s suffering on the cross, however, included no mercy or mitigation. “Did ever any other sufferer experience in an equal degree…
I opened up my fb page today, and had a message from the daughter of a long time friend, and here was her question, and my response. Unnamed College Student: What is a historical/confessional understanding of Sola Scriptura? And how does that relate to the charismatic movement and what they teach? Me: Ok, that’s a … More My Answer to a College Student in Plain English: Is Cessationsim Biblical?