The Impossible Possibility of LIVING AS ONE

The Impossible Possibility of LIVING AS ONE

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The word ONE is a primary way God chooses to describe Himself throughout Scripture to the world; for example, “Hear, O Israel: the LORD our God, the LORD is one.” Deut. 6:4.  It is singular, and it is whole.  It is dynamic, powerful, and to a polytheistic world – a...
When is it OK to test God?

When is it OK to test God?

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Good question.  Jesus seemed to give a clear answer when He quoted Moses, “It is written; you shall not put the Lord your God to the test” (Matt 4:7).  So when is it OK to test God?  The answer seems to be NEVER. In fact, do a quick concordance search for “test” and...
Know Thyself

Know Thyself

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There is a well-known quote credited to a host of potential sources that says: “Know thyself.” Know your strengths. Know your weaknesses. Know your blind spots. Know your possibilities. It’s a mantra that makes a lot of sense. As Christians however,...
Living in Light of the Last Days

Living in Light of the Last Days

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A journey through the Minor Prophets will bring about a frequent encounter with the phrase “in THAT day” or one of its variants. Often, this phrase is used to point to another common phrase, “the Day of the LORD.”  The events, promises and warnings related to this day...
Temple Building Today

Temple Building Today

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The central task and focus of Zechariah is to give the people a higher vision of God’s purpose and plan in order to inspire them to finish building the temple. But how does this translate to today? We have no commands as a New Testament church to build buildings. That...