Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Apr 27, 2006
ILLUSTRATION: A senior pastor who told his handsome new assistant pastor to avoid the dangers of immorality in the ministry. The assistant pastor quite sure of himself said, "I’ll do much of my socializing in groups, there is safety in numbers." The wise senior pastor however responded, "Yes,
Contributed by Dan Cormie on Oct 25, 2002
THE COVENANT OF FAITHFULNESS
In modern times we define a host of relations by contracts.
These are usually for goods or services and for hard cash. The contract, formal or informal, helps to specify failure in these relationships.
The Lord did not establish a contract with Israel or with
Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Nov 23, 2008
CONTRACT VS. COVENANT
In describing the nature of a Christ-Centered covenant, Bruce Shelley in Christian Theology in Plain Language, writes:
In modern times we define a host of relations by contracts. These are usually for goods or services and for hard cash. The contract, formal or informal,
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Mar 25, 2009
BLOOD IS THICKER THAN WATER
At some point or another you may have used this familiar phrase - Blood is thicker than water. The context in which we use it is to describe the meaning that blood-related families are more important than anyone else. R. Richard Pustelniak, congregational leader for
Contributed by Thomas Miller on Feb 21, 2008
One of my Favorite movies was Apollo 13. The mission control commander Gene Kranz never lost focus when one of the oxygen tanks exploded on the space craft and the astronauts lives were in danger. “Do what ever you have to do to get them home. We’ve never lost
Contributed by Arliss Beavers on Apr 4, 2008
My favorite theology: "I am only as big as the things that I allow to get me
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
God's Promise to Christ
There are many truths to grasp in Isaiah 53. A truth worth grasping today is found in Isaiah 53:10, "But the Lord was pleased to crush Him, putting Him to grief. If He would render Himself as a guilt offering. He will see His offspring, He will prolong His Days, and
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 27, 2010
Eternal covenant, Heb 13:20—The redemptive covenant before time began, between the Father and the Son. By this covenant we have eternal redemption, an eternal peace from the ‘God of peace’, through the death and resurrection of the Son.
Edenic covenant, Gen 1:26-28—The creative
Contributed by Bret Toman on Jan 4, 2011
WHAT IS YOUR DEEPEST DESIRE?
Mark Driscoll in his counseling will ask this question. What is your deepest desire? He had a man in his office who wanted counseling, a man who had been active in church for years. He was considering leaving his wife for another woman. So he asked him, ‘What is your
Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Nov 23, 2009
EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS: RIGHT DAY, WRONG YEAR
Once there was a covenant with Noah, with Abram, with Moses, and with David, but now there is a NEW covenant written in the blood of Jesus. That promise, that contract, never expires. It is guaranteed by God's action, not our actions. The word often
Contributed by Davon Huss on May 7, 2014
Daniel Overdorf: I visited a friend in the hospital. He had neared the end of an extended battle with cancer. The chemotherapy had taken most of his ability to think. I read some Scripture passages to him about God's promises, unsure if he even heard me, then I prayed. As I turned to leave the