If there is a struggle to understand worship, perhaps a simple definition by William Temple (1881 – 1944), a former archbishop of Canterbury will help. Worship is “quickening the conscience by the holiness of God, feeding the mind with the truth of God, purging the imagination by the beauty of God, opening the heart to… Continue reading A Good Definition of Worship
“Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.”—2 Corinthians 9:15 Though he was a gifted writer, and an eloquent communicator of the gospel, there came a time when the apostle Paul could only pause his pen and say in a profound doxology of gratitude, “Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift” (2 Cor 9:6-15).… Continue reading A Gift Difficult to Speak Of
On May 14, 2018, the United States of America opened an embassy in Jerusalem while telling Israel, “You are not alone.” Such words are reassuring to a small nation that has been under siege since its modern rebirth 70 years ago on May 14, 1948. On that day Jewish Agency Chairman David Ben-Gurion pronounced the… Continue reading Israel, You Are Not Alone!
c. 763 BC Of all the prophets, Amos emerges as a leading voice on behalf of the poor, the oppressed, and the downtrodden. Amos longed for righteousness to be found in the land. His concern for justice touches the heart, for his message goes beyond criminal justice to demand that government be sensitive to the… Continue reading A Message of Judgement and Hope
The soul has various facets: Wisdom, Knowledge, Memory, Contemplation, Conscience, Will, Emotion, and Intellect. The soul is important for several reasons. The soul is valuable because it is distinct from the body. “Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.” (Eccl. 12:7)… Continue reading The Importance of the Soul
Based on Notes Presented by Professor Robert Owens of Manhattan Christian College Manhattan, Kansas September 4, 1975 “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. 11 Knowing therefore the… Continue reading Compelled by Fear
2 CORINTHIANS 4 1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; The word “therefore” is a transitional word, leading to a concluding thought which is this. Because the light of the gospel is so clear, because the gospel reveals so many wonderful truths, because the gospel takes away… Continue reading The Ministry We Have