I wish above all things…3 John 1:2

It is safe to say that for many Christians, 3 John 1:2 is one of those “favorite” verses in the Bible. But the reason this is case, as this short study will attempt to demonstrate, is that it is often misinterpreted. 3 John 1:2 – Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper…

Reinserting Logic in Our Faith: What can We Learn from Abraham?

Perhaps one of the most prevailing views regarding faith is that it has little or nothing to do with logic. Faith is often seen as something intangible which really cannot be explained. One either has faith or one does not. And when all fail and we run out of advice, we say…”Brother, just have faith…just have faith…

Does Every Sin Lead to Death?

Dear brothers and sisters, The question of whether every sin leads to death (not simply physical death, but instead, eternal separation from God) is one which has very serious implications. Chief among them is the inevitable question of whether a true Christian (someone who is born again) can end up losing the promise of eternal…

No Milk Here: God is Not A Cow!

If you consider yourself a faithful follower of – or have an affinity toward – Mega Church Pastor Joel Osteen, then please be aware that you might be offended by this article. However, after considerable reflection on the ministry trust of Pastor Joel Osteen (someone I used to follow quite regularly at some point), I…

Who is My Brother? The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

May the grace and peace of the Father and of our Lord Jesus-Christ be with you as you read this article. As servants of the Lord Jesus-Christ, it is important that we properly recognize those who are “among” us. I am not speaking of those who are outside, but precisely those who supposedly share our…

Intercession: God Is Stunned! (Part 2 of 2)

We Should All be Like Epaphras To develop an appreciation for just how God values those who intercede, consider Epaphras, mentioned three times in the scriptures. Colossians 1:7 – As ye also learned of Epaphras our dear fellowservant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ God calls Epaphras a “faithful minister” of Christ….

Intercession: God Is Stunned! (Part 1 of 2)

My brothers and sisters in Christ, as I look at the scriptures, I believe I am beginning to realize just how much God wants us to intercede. It is one of our greatest responsibilities, and yet, we are failing so many times at carrying it. As described in Isaiah 59, when we do not intercede…

The Soul and the Spirit: One looks foolish!

The soul and the spirit: One often looks foolish, and it might not be the one you think! More on that later. First, what is the difference between them? 1 Thessalonians 5:23 – And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved…