Building on his assertion that the promises of God are sure, Peter transitions from his talk regarding Noah and the Flood to speaking about the Lord’s return.
If you have ever witnessed an accident, or been in a court case to hear the testimony about an accident, you know that the witnesses to that one accident can have very different accounts. Some of that is influenced by where they were when it happened. Were they in one of the cars? Were they … Continue reading Better Than Fake News
It’s funny how some things never change. The spokesman of a radical cause gets arrested and while many are glad to have him off the streets, his arrest makes his cause more popular and many others rally to his side. Even his critics, just by criticizing his cause “raise awareness” of it and that wins … Continue reading Paul: Radical on Trial
Paul equated Jesus with God in all his epistles, usually in the greeting. When you consider that Paul learned at the feet of Gamaliel, one of the greatest rabbis in Jewish history and that Paul (then Saul) was trained to be a Pharisee, an elite sect of the Jewish religion of the time, equating Jesus … Continue reading Paul’s Radical Greeting to the Philippians
At one point in Jesus’ ministry He had 72 people who called themselves His disciples. These He empowered to go out and do miracles. When they returned, they were overflowing with excitement about the power they had been given: “Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name!” (Luke 10:17b) The Lord was … Continue reading It’s easy being Superman
Leave it to Paul to find a way to encapsulate both the majesty and the simplicity of the gospel in one verse. “Mystery” comes from the Greek word mustērion. While to us “mystery” means something that is concealed from the viewer, the New Testament meaning is the exact opposite. A mustērion is something that was … Continue reading Wonderful and Simple