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September 16th, 2017

The Mystery of Wheat and Weeds: a Spiritual Lesson

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spiritual lessons from the parablesMystery of Wheat and Weeds – The Parables

Jesus often spoke in parables. These stories had obvious meaning to all who listened. They were “agricultural” lessons that were part of their daily lives. But, there was a hidden message, too. The parables revealed the mystery of the Kingdom. Yet, it was only discerned by the few who “had ears to hear.” And who had “ears to hear,” but those people God was calling into a relationship with Him. Those who were willing to change their lives. Those who would turn from lawlessness to embrace God’s teachings. They were the wheat. So, who were the weeds? More

August 20th, 2017

Judge or Judge Not — That’s the Question

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Judge or Judge Not?

judge righteouslyOne Scripture Is Insufficient

Many people today say, “Don’t judge me!” Others quote Jesus, saying, “Judge not that you be not judged.” But is that all that Jesus had to say about the matter? Is that a blanket statement prohibiting judgment? Or, is there more to the story? The leaders of Isaiah’s day, who were caught up in lies and deception, were quick to attack the prophet. He responded to their mocks with the adage, “Here a little, there a little.” For, they had totally missed the point of God’s message. More

August 18th, 2017

The Future of Family

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family of GodThe Future of Family – What the Stats Show

Family is considered a “public good.” Why? Because of the many societal benefits of stable marriages and strong families. But the future of family may look bleak as many begin to embrace “family diversity,” a euphemism for family “breakdown.” Recent surveys seem to reinforce what has long been believed about the positive impact of strong families on health, education, and culture. Many still believe that the future of family is a key element in building ideal societies.

Where Did Family Begin

According to the account in Genesis, the human family was the product of the mind and genius of God — the Father. But it was the one who became Jesus, who like a potter, worked the clay to form the first humans. Thus the scriptures make it evident that they worked together. They create man “in our likeness.” They were created male and female to become one — to create a family. They were created in the “image” of their Maker – to fulfil a purpose. We were created to look like God. But we also were to become like God — having his heart and mind. Our families were to be patterned after this divine model. God made this clear when he called Abraham to walk with Him.

Abraham, Moses, and The Family Plan

God made promises to Abraham and Moses, but these promises were rooted in the future of family.
Abraham was chosen because God knew that he would teach his family. And as a result, all of the families of the earth would be benefitted. Moses, taught the people that the role of family was to teach children the way of God…every day, at every teachable moment. These teachings are as valid today for Christians, the spiritual descendants of Abraham, as they were when they were originally inspired. The future of family is bright, for God has an eternal purpose for His family.

Marriage & Family: Advice from the Scriptures

August 11th, 2017

Labouring in the Gospel – What Does That Mean?

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Labouring in the Gospel

labouring in the gospelSorting Truth from Error

In a world of false messaging, and secular “gospels” that can’t help but produce dystopian outcomes, what does “labouring in the gospel” mean? Christians are called to “labour” in order to fight for godly values — Judeo-Christian values. Daniel prophesied of a world where the godless would rule. False teaching would predominate. Yet, at the same time, the spiritually attuned would need to be strong. They would need to take action to continue to teach the truth. In a time of moral relativism, half-truths, and outright deceptions, it requires persistence to continue to teach those who are still willing to listen to the gospel of truth. More

July 29th, 2017

Is Biblical Faith Rational?

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Is biblical faith rational?Faith is the Foundation

Faith is the foundation of our spiritual life, but is biblical faith rational? We are physical beings limited to knowing our universe through our five senses and the machines we have created to extend those senses. Our perception of reality is limited to the material. The bible on the other hand views what we can “see” with our senses as “temporary.” According to the scripture, the eternal reality is something we cannot see except through faith. This spiritual dimension is the true reality. Our “reality” physical life as we experience it, is like a mere two dimensional representation of the greater reality. So is this rational? More

July 18th, 2017

Speaking for God and to God

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Speaking for God and to God

Speaking for God and to GodAbraham’s Approach

Abraham set an example of speaking to God, and speaking for God. Can you imagine speaking face-to-face with the Lord as Abraham did? The Lord God had enjoyed a meal with Abraham and then decided to let him know about the purpose of the Lord’s trip to Sodom. Would we have the same reverent, respectful approach?  Would we be willing to negotiate with God, for the lives of others, as did Abraham? It is a fascinating story of the importance of our willingness to communicate with God. Or, would we be like Daniel, intervening on behalf of his people, and believing his words with God could make a difference?

Moses God’s Spokesman

Moses example is instructive to those who would speak for God. He is initially described as “powerful in speech and action” as the son of the daughter of Pharaoh. Yet many years and trials later he is reluctant to speak for God, when confronted at the burning bush. Through experience he had gained a realistic understanding of what was required of those who are called to speak with God and for God. He had learned through the things he had suffered. He came to understood that it was God’s power and not his own that enabled him to speak for God.

Samuel, David, and Other Prophets

Samuel learned as a young child the importance of speaking the truth faithfully as God had delivered it to him directly. He was very careful so as to “let none of God’s words fall to the ground.” David communed with God regularly, and handled the word of God faithfully. In his role as king of Israel he had the duty to read, write, and then teach the people the words of God. His Psalms remain as examples of his teaching. Yet there were other teachers who were not faithful. There were those who used God’s name to teach their own lies. As ambassadors for Christ, are we handling God’s words faithfully? Are we steadfast in our role as teachers of the truth even in the face of opposition?

Taming the Tongue