Archive for August, 2012

Wonders from the Word – Fulfill All Righteousness (Mt 3:15-17)

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

Never underestimate the ignorance of your…self. That is a perryphrase of a popular saying given to speakers. Everyone once in a while I discover something I didn’t know, and often it is simple. There is a phrase in the baptism scene of Jesus where He says to His cousin and baptizer,  “Allow it for now, because […]

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Wonders from the Word – Ironic Salvation (Acts 2:40)

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

Do you know who believes in salvation by works more than anyone else? You might be surprised. Within Christianity there has been a perpetual discussion and disagreement on the place of works and obedience. Protestants condemn Catholics for their “Hail Marys” and Evangelicals are split between those affirming and decrying “Lordship Salvation.” But I have […]

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Wonders from the Word – Speaking as God Speaks (1 Peter 4:11)

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

To judge what God has judged is not supplanting self for God, but submitting self to God. When we fail to teach the specific truths God has revealed, we are supplanting self for God by declaring God’s revelation is too obscure to be understood. When we take the general statements God has revealed and make […]

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Wonders from the Word – Should I Go or Stay?

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Much like Lot is maligned for choosing the land of Sodom, although Scripture only speaks highly of him (2 Peter 2:7-8); those Jewish exiles who chose not to return after Cyrus’ decree are viewed askew, as less holy than the returnees. In staying behind, how could they be as righteous as those who went? However, […]

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