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
Many people have difficulty believing in God’s love for several reasons. There is an innate sense of not being worthy of the love of God. People who are honest, those who are self-aware know the true state of their heart. Even if others do not know the secrets of one’s life, God does. Sin causes… Continue reading Believe in the Love of God
“John, to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings… Continue reading Love in the Present Tense
AN EXPOSITION OF FIRST PETER 1:1-12 Human Author: Peter Divine Author: God the Holy Spirit Written c. AD 66 Audience: The churches of Asia Minor - present-day Turkey, with their largely Jewish, but also Gentile membership Key Word: Suffering Key verses: 1 Peter 4:12-13 “Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is… Continue reading An Exposition of First Peter 1:1-12
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23 Tell others of what sin has done to the soul. Sin has come to rob the soul of fellowship with God. Sin has made it necessary to create a new vocabulary with words… Continue reading Tell Others About Sin
On September 1, 2015, the headline read: “Pope to allow all priests to forgive abortion during Holy Year.” Writing from Vatican City for REUTERS, Isla Binnie explained what is happening. “Pope Francis will give all priests discretion during the Roman Catholic Church's Holy Year to formally forgive women who have had abortions – the Argentine… Continue reading Abortion Forgiveness Is For A Limited Time Only! Really?