1 Corinthians, Lesson 27: The Resurrection of the Body, Part 2

Some in the Corinthian congregation had denied, or downplayed, the resurrection of the body. To counter this error, and to show just how important that doctrine was, Paul contrasted the “natural” body with the “spiritual” body. The natural body is the “ensouled” body, the physical body that encases the soul. The spiritual body is the “en-Spirited”… [more]

1 Corinthians, Lesson 27: The Resurrection of the Body, Part 2 1 Corinthians, Lesson 27: The Resurrection of the Body, Part 2

Matthew 7:15-23: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

“Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care.” That’s what one of my seminary professors taught me. But there is a problem with that statement. It can be misleading. Oh, it is true in this way: In our fallen natures, we may not care how much someone knows until we know how much he cares. That’s one way how sin may reveal… [more]

Matthew 7:15-23: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing Matthew 7:15-23: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

1 Timothy, Lesson 10: Elders and Overseers Continued

Last week, Paul spoke of “honoring” elders/overseers: They were to receive a wage for their work. Moving from there, Paul then told Timothy how he was to handle accusations against an elder/overseer. Unless there were “two or three witnesses” for those accusations, Timothy wasn’t to consider them. This was to help prevent frivolous complaints… [more]

1 Timothy, Lesson 10: Elders and Overseers Continued 1 Timothy, Lesson 10: Elders and Overseers Continued

Church and State after the Supreme Court’s Recent Decision on Marriage

In this article, our pastor reflects on the recent Supreme Court decision on marriage as a pastor of the Church and a United States citizen.  He delves into the differing roles of Church and State. ---------- You know you’re in a bind when two enemies band together to get you. That’s what happened with Jesus. The Herodians (those who supported… [more]

Church and State after the Supreme Court’s Recent Decision on Marriage Church and State after the Supreme Court’s Recent Decision on Marriage

Mark 8:1-9: In Compassion, Jesus Feeds Us

“In the beginning, God” (Genesis 1:1). “The Lord God formed the man from the soil of the ground.” The Lord God “breathed into his nostrils the breath of life.” “The Lord God planted a garden in Eden.” There, the Lord God “put the man he had formed.” “The Lord God caused to grow out of the ground every tree pleasing in appearance… [more]

Mark 8:1-9: In Compassion, Jesus Feeds Us Mark 8:1-9: In Compassion, Jesus Feeds Us