The Master’s masterpiece of a plan

We have problems with translations of the bible solely because it doesn’t say what we want in accordance to our planning of how we have set out to live our lives. We think God is so confusing but actual we will not let God speak for himself.

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Battle of Agendas II

  Ezekiel 36:22-32 “Therefore say to the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord God: It is not for your sake, O house of Israel, that I am about to act, but for the sake of my holy name, which you have profaned among the nations to which you came. And I will vindicate the … Continue reading

The Meanings of Love in the Bible

January 1, 1975 | by John Piper | Topic: The Love of God Love in the Bible, as in our everyday usage, can be directed from person to person or from a person to things. When directed toward things, love means enjoying or taking pleasure in those things. Love towards persons is more complex. As with things, loving persons may mean … Continue reading

Commentary: Matthew 5:43-48

Matthew 5:43-48 New International Version (NIV) Love for Enemies 43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor[a] and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to … Continue reading

Works and Fruitfulness

A lot of times people confuse what a minister means by fruitfulness.  They equate it with good deeds and earning something from God. Psalms 51:16 For you will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it; you will not be pleased with a burnt offering. 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; … Continue reading

Wolves

My heart breaks at the thought of God‘s people starving. We starve both physically and spiritually all at the cost of edifying the shepherds. Do I deny the pastors and ministers support, by no mean. Should a pastor live in luxury while the congregation suffer and struggle? And when the people struggle, the elders say … Continue reading

Christianity is Christ

Image by Aleeph via Flickr There is no other way to say it. Christianity is Christ. Christianity is centered on the person and work of Jesus Christ. If the focus is on anything else it is not Christianity. That great truth is stated throughout the New Testament. In fact, everything in the Old Testament leads … Continue reading

God’s Saving Gospel

It is God’s gospel! It is His good news to sinners that we have the privilege of proclaiming. It is God’s good news because it is something He alone planned, announced beforehand and accomplished in His own perfect timing. It is His blessing to sinful men. Those who were saved before Christ came in the … Continue reading

Stop! Thief!

Ten Commandments #8  Exodus 20:15 “You shall not steal“.(NIV) Matthew Henry Commentary The eighth commandment is the law of love as it respects the property of others. The portion of worldly things allotted us, as far as it is obtained in an honest way, is the bread which God hath given us; for that we … Continue reading

Lamb of God

The focus of the life and work of Jesus Christ is found in His death and resurrection. It is the fulfillment of the great message of the coming redeemer in the Old Testament. The lamb was the principal animal of sacrifice among the Jewish people at the evening and morning sacrifice (Ex. 29:38-42; Num. 38:3-8), … Continue reading