The Meaning of Sacrament (From a Linguistic View)

In the study of linguistics, it is normal to see that the meaning of words may change over time.  One such word that fits the category is the word “sacrament”.  When we hear that word, we think of the seven sacraments administered by the church.  They are a promise from Christ to show that he... Continue Reading →

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Victory in Jesus!

The letters of Paul are very powerful and beneficial to the Christian. They show a man who persecuted the church, became a missionary to the Gentiles, and a man who died a martyr for the Christian faith. His first letter to the Thessalonians was the first letter written in the New Testament, but what has... Continue Reading →

Unmerited Grace

The following topic is one that I have avoided writing about for quite some time.  That is because it is a very personal story, and many of those close to me would have difficulty believing it.  However the call of the Holy Spirit must trump all of my desires.  This is my story.  A story... Continue Reading →

Drop Anchor

"Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it."- Hebrews 2:1 The author of the Epistle to the Hebrews writes about much that still happens today.  He implores us to take the message of salvation to heart, to hold it, to cherish it, and never let... Continue Reading →

Faith and Assurance

"Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen."- Hebrews 11:1 Chapter eleven of the book of Hebrews is known as the hall of fame of faith.  It describes the faith of the Old Testament patriarchs.  The chapter gives examples of the Noah, Abraham, Enoch, and others who were... Continue Reading →

Discipleship is a Process

As we get older we look back on things we have done with a sense of awe, accomplishment, and in some cases horror.  This is because life is a learning process that starts from the time we are born.  We learn to walk, speak, ride a bike, and later in life we teach others to... Continue Reading →

Watch Your Tongue

"From the same mouth come blessing and cursing.  My brothers, these things ought not be so.".- James 3:10 James dedicates a whole chapter on taming the tongue.  It is very clear that he does not take the issue lightly.  We are all guilty of what he speaks of in todays verse...no exceptions.  In the modern... Continue Reading →

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