David Skorupa shares some random observations from his study in the writings of John the Apostle.
A great article at SBC.net by David Francis examines the age-old question of "just WHEN is it okay to remove a person's name from the Sunday School roll?" Francis sees the question and its motivations, and reinvents the argument into "when is it okay to say we're no longer ministering to this person?" Francis calls … Continue reading (Archive) It’s not about counting; it’s about ministry.
One of the books I’m pouring over lately is Inspired Preaching: A Survey of Preaching found in the New Testament, by Richard C. Wells and A. Boyd Luter. I’m reminded of some ideas that may prove interesting to you today. When we think of the writing of the Gospels and Epistles, all too often we … Continue reading (Archive) A few thoughts about speaking and writing in the time of the creation of the New Testament
Note: This topic is taken in part from my presentation at White Station Baptist Church on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008. I have chosen to expand on one section here, from the Gospel of Luke, chapter 12 (New King James Version) with comments I did not have time to explore in that service. Consider the … Continue reading (Archive) A few expanded thoughts on “consider the ravens” from Luke 12
Matthew 28:19-20 (New King James Version) Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of … Continue reading (Archive) Basic thoughts on the Great Commission to start the week…
Given that today is Good Friday, it is only appropriate to remember the redemptive suffering and death of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, before the resurrection. A short but very interesting examination of the two thieves that were crucified with Christ can be found here. The link takes you to a Baptist Press article … Continue reading (Archive) An interesting Good Friday lesson.
Note: Our Associate Pastor’s wife (who was leading some of our church’s ladies in a chronologically based Bible Study) asked if I knew whether or not the Old Testament prophet Samuel was descended from the tribe of Levi, since 1 Samuel 1:1 implies his father was from a different tribe, that of Ephraim. The answer to this question … Continue reading (Archive) Biblical Questions: Samuel’s Levitical Ancestry