Veteran Day Thanks November 11, 2018 Pastor Dennis Phillips First Baptist Church of Rockledge Rockledge, Florida There are some strong ironies in the lives of military personnel. First, military personnel love America, yet they spend long weeks, months and years away from our country. To today’s military and especially those in our fellowship who served,… Continue reading Appreciation for all Veterans
AN EXPOSITION OF MATTHEW 8:14-15 14 And when Jesus was come into Peter’s house, he saw his wife’s mother laid, and sick of a fever. There are many jokes made about the mother-in-law. Some of the attempted humor can be very cruel. Most negative comments are not warranted. Peter’s mother-in-law is presented in… Continue reading A Good Moment for A Mother in Law
“There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”— Proverbs 14:12 “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away.” –Revelation 21:1 It is often difficult to have an intelligent, and reasonable conversation,… Continue reading Hope for a Better Tomorrow
At 9:50 AM (EDT), on Saturday, October 27, 2018, while Shabbat morning services were being held, eight men and three women were killed and six wounded at the conservative Tree of Life synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Filled with irrational hatred of Jewish people, 46 year old Robert Bower, armed with… Continue reading Tracing the First Act of Anti-Semitism
In his lecture on Plato, Aristotle, and Stoicism, Ryan M. Reeves (PhD Cambridge), Assistant Professor of Historical Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, provides an excellent general overview of the contribution and influence of Zeno, the Father of Stoicism, Plato, and Aristotle, on western society. As I made my way through his material on Plato and… Continue reading Did Moses Influence the Greek Philosophers?
“But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.”--Galatians 6:14 All over the world, there is the sign of the cross. In London, on the top of the dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral sits a… Continue reading The Glory of the Cross
A Vital Faith on Display AN EXPOSITION OF JAMES 2:14-17 14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? Can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, 16 And one of… Continue reading What It Means to be a Good Christian