Doing Your Work

Abraham did not preach. He simply obeyed the instructions of Yahweh. Even when Yahweh changed them, as when He told Abraham to sacrifice Isaac, but then stopped him. John the Baptist preached. He did no good works – no feeding the poor, no healing the sick, no comforting the broken-hearted. Philip preached and did miracles. …

Simple Faith

When they reached the crowd, a man approached and knelt down before Him. “Lord,” he said, “have mercy on my son, because he has seizures and suffers severely. He often falls into the fire and often into the water. I brought him to Your disciples, but they couldn’t heal him.” Jesus replied, “You unbelieving and …

Spirit-Filled

There is a phrase made popular by the Charismatic Renewal Movement in the ’50s through the ’90s that is used to describe someone who has experienced something beyond basic Christianity. This phrase: “Spirit-filled,” can mean many things. The range extends from being able to speak in tongues, to being considered a Charismatic or Pentecostal, or …

Evangelical Preaching

Evangelistic preaching literally means preaching good news. Religious cultures have shifted its meaning to be that it is trying to make believers out of unbelievers. Evangelical preaching literally means preaching doctrines that are found in the four New Testament “evangels,” or the four “gospels.” It troubles me that people who call themselves “evangelicals,” which means …

Useful Body Parts

For God’s wrath is revealed from heaven against all godlessness and unrighteousness of people who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth, since what can be known about God is evident among them, because God has shown it to them. From the creation of the world His invisible attributes, that is, His eternal power and divine …