Tag Archive | Faith

The Covenant Promise and Reality

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. By faith Abel brought God a […]

Obama and Romney Discuss Faith

Tuesday morning I heard about the interviews both President Obama and Mitt Romney gave to the Washington Cathedral magazine, Cathedral Age. My plan was to locate and read it and pass it on here at the blog yesterday, but you know what they say about best laid plans, aha!  My back has been giving me a […]

Israel and the Church: (Part 5)

Part (1) – Part (2) – Part (3) – Part (4) From Israel and the Church – Fulfillment of Promise by Adrian Birks Part (5) – The Land  The question of land is at the centre of theological debate concerning Israel and is one that carries with it significant consequences, both politically and missiologically. As […]

Peace in Believing

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give unto you; not as the world gives.” —John 14:27 “You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You.” “Perfect peace!”—what a blessed attainment! My soul! is it yours? I am sure it is not, if you are seeking it in a perishable […]

‘Christian’ Leaders Leaning Towards Atheism — Ray Comfort

After seven seasons as host of Canada’s “most listened to spiritual talk show,” Drew Marshall announced to his listeners that he is no longer convinced there’s a God.(1) ABC News recently reported that a Southern Baptist pastor has become a closet atheist,(2) and an evangelical Bible Belt pastor said that he had been living a […]

God Cares For Me, Even Me

O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether. Thou […]

‘But God, I Can’t Hear You’

“…but sometimes good men fall asleep, and are inattentive to divine things; and this is one way God takes to awaken them, to arouse their attention; he speaks to them out of a whirlwind…which fetches them out of their slumber, and so their ears are opened to hear what He says in it…” – John […]

The Last Days: Not a Test of Knowledge But Faith

Moriel Ministries But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to […]

God’s Chosen People, Part 5

If you’ve not been following the segments in the series, God’s Chosen People, by Phil Enlow, I hope you’ll check out the previous posts: Part (1) – Part (2) – Part (3) – Part (4) The Midnight Cry is a quarterly publication, so there is a significant time-span between segments; it would be well worth […]

Holy Boldness

Peter Cartwright (1785-1872) was probably America’s most colorful circuit riding preacher. Crowds flocked to hear him. Throughout Kentucky, Tennessee, and Illinois, Cartwright preached to hosts of men and women, speaking three hours at a stretch, several times a week. The conviction in his booming voice could make women weep and strong men tremble. It is […]

O Come O Come Emmanuel

“Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”  – Isaiah 7:14 “..our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ: – Philippians 3:20 “For we know that the whole creation groaneth […]

Be afraid. Be “very” afraid

This evening I was reading a post at Polycarp’s blog concerning the latest newsletter sent out by Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council. I love the way these folks always start out with “imagine”…then go on to list a bunch of ‘what if’s’ as though they’re already fact. It reminded me of the fear […]

“Blessed are those who have not seen…”

“Blessed are those who have not seen, and yet have believed.” John 20:29 THE circumstances of the Savior’s resurrection were in harmony with its lonely and solemn grandeur. No human witness was privileged to behold it. The mysterious reunion of the human soul with the body of Christ was an illustrious event, upon which no […]

God’s Chosen People – Part 4

Part (1) – Part (2) – Part (3) We have been examining the teachings of Paul on the subject of God’s Chosen People as particularly set forth in the first eleven chapters of Romans. Paul was uniquely qualified to shed light on this due to his own personal background as a highly educated and very […]

Playing the Eschatological Guessing Game

I have to say this made me smile. Not at the harm the predictors do to the body of Christ, but because I was reminded of a few prophecy websites I check in at once in awhile which constantly have a new rapture date picked out. As soon as one date comes and goes, within […]

A “Religion” of fear…

Dan Edelen has put together an excellent post. quote.. If you asked me what I thought was the general feeling sweeping the contemporary Church in America, I wouldn’t hesitate for a second. It’s fear. Each day, my email inbox fills with messages of conspiracy, worries of persecution, legal rights abridgments, last days mania, and so […]

Faith, in the midst of God’s silence…

O LORD, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save! Why dost thou shew me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance? for spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention. Therefore the law […]

God’s Chosen People – Part 2

Part (1) Those who place the Jews in the center of God’s plan often take great pride in the idea that they take the Bible “literally.” What do they mean by this? Essentially they mean that God’s mind and intent in promises and prophecies are to be determined in much the same way as the […]

An Eclipse of Faith

“In a previous message, I wrote of how Peter endured an “eclipse of faith.” Such experiences have faced devoted Christians throughout history. I have felt prompted by the Spirit recently to revisit this subject and explore it further, to shed light on “eclipses of faith” being endured by so many saints today” – (Pulpit Series […]

Can You Hear?

“And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left”  (Isaiah 30:21) God desires to confound us that we may learn to listen to Him. Before we are confounded by the Lord we […]

Iranian Women confesse they: “love Jesus..will not deny their faith”

A news item of faith in the face of persecution. I want to add this personal comment: Go to the link…take a long hard look at the photo of these two young Christians. Realize they are your brethren; your sisters in Christ. Then remember their faith and their faces the next time you read of […]

There’s Somebody out there…

I first heard Tommy Bates almost 30 years ago when he was traveling around  KY preaching the Gospel at any church who would let him. He was a  young man back then, but I can still recall how simply and powerfully he preached God’s word.  Since then, he acccepted the call to pastor at a […]

Justice and Glory

A couple weeks back I asked Thomas Watkins and Michael, who both are regulars here, to submit something if they had something to share with us. I’m happy to say they both did. What you will read below is what Tom wants to share; Michael’s will be posted as well, shortly. I would like to […]

This Melts the Believing Soul

“That Christ should love man when he was most unlovely, that man’s extreme misery should but inflame Christ’s love and mercy, this melts the believing soul. That Christ should leave the eternal bosom of his Father; that he that was equal with God should come in the form of a servant; that he that was […]

The Parable of the Two Trains: Old/New Covenants (2)

Previously I sought to illustrate the differences between Covenant Theology and Dispensationalism by the use of trains and train tracks. Let me quickly review. Covenant Theology was described as one train on one track but with two engineers. Originally, Moses was the engineer as it chugged its way through the Old Testament times. Then, at […]

Parable of the Seed Growing Secretly

He also said, “This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel […]

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