Understanding 1 Cor 11 Head Covering

No one else has ever said what I think from what I have read, and even my wife disagrees with me. But this is how I see it. There are a few things to consider first. The early believers did not “go to church” as understood today. They met in homes. The Jewish believers met […]

The Temple Part 1

The Prophecy The building of a temple upon Mt. Zion is a sign of the Lord’s eminent return. Jesus said in Matthew; Mat_24:15  When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) It is understood that the Holy Place […]

Theology: Knowing God

If you are truly born-again, then you have to be an theologian. The Apostle Paul said in the chapter on strong and weak faith, Romans 14, “Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.” (v.5). There are many who preach who claim that they are not theologians, and that is a lie, plain and simple. If […]

The Influence of the World on the Church

I have been trying to sort out the influence of the world on the body of Christ. Many believers have abandoned the professional congregations, called the Institutional Church, for smaller house church groups called, Simple Church. Often, however, they do not fully understand the influence of the world on both the IC or the SC. […]

Being Prepared

Story of the 10 Virgins Mat 25:1  Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. Mat 25:2  And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. Mat 25:3  They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with […]

Spirit Led Friendships

Old friends Old friends Sat on their park bench Like bookends A newspaper blown through the grass Falls on the round toes On the high shoes Of the old friends Old friends Winter companions The old men Lost in their overcoats Waiting for the sunset The sounds of the city Sifting through trees Settle like […]

Spiritual Gifts

The Gift is The Holy Spirit Three Different Giftings There are 9 spiritual gifts listed in 1 Corinthians 12:8-10, and 5 “ministry” gifts listed in Ephesians 4:11, and 7 motivational gifts listed in Romans 12:6-8. However it is a little misleading to think in terms of spiritual gifts as something separate from the one gift […]

Marriage Is the Organic Church

The Institution “We need to save the institution of Marriage!” “Attacks abound everywhere, we need a marriage amendment to the constitution!” Or so say so many Christians and moral family members throughout the country. Contrary to popular opinion, we do not need to save the institution of marriage, nor have an amendment to the constitution. […]

Israel: the Canary in the Coal Mine

Most biblical Christians realize that Israel is a significant marker in the Lord’s second coming.  The creation of the state of Israel is believed to be a fulfillment of prophecy regarding the return of the Lord.  Why? Because of the Lord’s answer to their question: Mat 24:3  And as he sat upon the mount of […]

Root in One’s Self

Jesus said in the story of the sower and the seed: 16 And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness; 17 And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth […]