The Lost Goal of Christian Maturity

And he himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, equipping the saints for the work of ministry, to build up the body of Christ, until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of God’s Son, growing into maturity with a stature measured by Christ’sContinue reading “The Lost Goal of Christian Maturity”

The Day God Left- Ezekiel 10:1-22

Take a moment to pray. Ask God to speak to you through his word—for his Spirit to convict you of sin, teach you the truth, and lead you in walking by faith. Setting the Scene …it is the duty of every man, that wishes to escape the plague and punishment of God, to declare himselfContinue reading “The Day God Left- Ezekiel 10:1-22”

Feeling the Weight of Sin- Ezekiel 9:1-11

There are two great lessons which every man must learn, and learn by experience, before he can be a Christian. First, he must learn that sin is an exceeding great and evil thing; and he must learn also that the blood of Christ is an exceedingly precious thing, and is able to save unto theContinue reading “Feeling the Weight of Sin- Ezekiel 9:1-11”

An Invitation: Read Ezekiel’s Visions with Me

In certain circles I’m known as “the apocalypse guy.” This title might offend some, but not me. Maybe a little. Whatever. The point is, I have a passion for the apocalyptic visions of the Bible. I believe these passages have been neglected by the church at large because they’re weird. They are weird, but that’sContinue reading “An Invitation: Read Ezekiel’s Visions with Me”

Does God Need the Pope’s Protection?

Pope Francis has suggested revising the statement in the Lord’s Prayer from Matthew 6:13 from “lead us not into temptation,” to “do not let us fall into temptation.” This is exactly what French Roman Catholics have recently decided to do, changing the wording from et ne nous soumets pas à la tentation (“and subject usContinue reading “Does God Need the Pope’s Protection?”