Elohim: God the Creator

As we have seen, the Names of God are a description of the character of God. Each Name in the Old Testament is explained in the context by the way that God acts in certain situations intervening in the lives of ordinary people. Do you know how God has acted throughout human history? Have you studied God’s characteristics in the Bible? Continue reading

The Name (character) of God is a place of refuge

Where do you turn and run to seek refuge during the midst of life’s storms? Do you have a strong tower of refuge? Or, do you try and take on life’s problems with your own strength? If you try to do it in your own power, you will end up burned out and at the end of your rope with no where to turn. If that is where you find yourself now, then please understand that there is hope for you. Continue reading

Pro Life March this Wed. in honor of International Children’s Day

Our modern society is full of paradoxes. I do not have the time nor space to tackle them all one by one. I would like to focus on one in particular. As a modern society, we claim to be humane. Many boast that we are “more humane than God” because we do not see the need to punish murderers or rapists with death. That statement seems to make sense until you look beyond the superficiality of it. Not punishing the guilty for his crimes is an inhumane act toward the victim of that crime. What is even more bizarre is the fact that those who oppose punishing the criminals with death because it is inhumane, promote abortion (calling it pro choice of course) on demand. Continue reading

Children are important to God; Reach them for Christ

I heard a wonderful sermon at church today and I want to share it with you here in this article. The preacher is a friend of mine in the ministry. He has many disciples through the sport of TaeKwonDo (TKD). He works with children teaching them discipline and hard work through TKD as well as the Word of God. Since June 1 is International Children’s Day, he decided to speak about children and their value to God and the importance of leading them to Christ.

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The portrait of a genuine Christian part4

For the past 2 articles, I have focused on Philippians chapter 2  while looking at a genuine Christian. Now, I want to take a step backwards, to chapter 1 again and look at the last paragraph, which Paul uses to explain some important truths about a real Christian. Continue reading

The portrait of a genuine Christian partIII

During the last article, I looked at chapter 2 of Paul‘s letter to the Philippian church to see the attitude and actions of a genuine Christian. This time, I would like to continue looking in chapter 2 to see the actions of a true Christian and the tangible results. God gets involved in our lives in a personal way in order to transform us. He already knows what the final product will look like, and in fact, He has already told us what the final product will look like, “being conformed to the image (character) of Jesus Christ”. Continue reading

The portrait of a genuine Christian partII

This article will be a continuation of the previous article on being a genuine Christian. Paul continues his explanation in chapter 2 of his letter to the Philippian church. He uses the same format of the attitude setting the tone for actions and results. Even people who do not live by or teach Biblical principles understand the way that a person’s attitude impacts his actions determining if the results will be positive of negative (see modern psychology teachings). Continue reading

The Benefits of the New Covenant

We have seen the differences and similarities between the Abrahamic, Mosaic, and New Covenants. Now I want to focus on the benefits of the New Covenant. There are 3 major benefits of being under the New Covenant through Jesus Christ. In order to understand these benefits, we have to compare them to the Mosaic Covenant. As we determined in the previous article, the New Covenant is the fulfillment of the Abrahamic Covenant. In this article I would like to contrast the Mosaic Covenant with the New Covenant. In the Mosaic Covenant there were sacrifices, priests, and servants, all of which were a shadow of the things to come under the New Covenant. Continue reading

The portrait of a genuine Christian

Many people claim to be Christians in our world today. In fact, the stats say that there are around 2.2 billion professing Christians on planet earth at this very moment. Do you consider yourself a Christian? I would like to take a look at Saint Paul‘s epistle (letter) to the Christians in Philippi to see how the Word of God describes a genuine Christian. Continue reading