What do we do about those who hate the gospel? Who would destroy us, regulate, and demand that they can lead us? How do we deal with such? We tell them to repent. This is the cure of the hater, the people who are consumed with envy, those who stalk and complain, those who harass. […]Read More → Repent.
The people sent by the Jerusalem wore their vestments uncomfortably. For they had no authority: they were human automata, sent to do what they were ordered to. And that was to find our who John was. For he was new, and the new frightened Jerusalem. They had Romans trying to put idols in the temple, […]Read More → The Baptizer and the Bug Men.
Sunday morning the church had a senior pastor from another bapticostal church come on in and talk about money. We were challenged on the idea of providing for those who come after us, and putting our priorities… not on our bank balances. In all, a balanced sermon. Met one of my mates who has joined […]Read More → The market collapse (to come) will not be a Jubilee.
At present, I am between Churches. This leaves us in an odd position: on Sunday morning we ask “where should we go?”. There is a risk that may be the hardware store, or the mall. (It will not be today: we have plans made, God willing). But the passages are about money and resources. I […]Read More → On giving (with a fallen church)
The punishment for desertion in the Roman army, as in many, was death. Leaving one’s post would have had a penalty, probably lesser, but painful enough: reduction in rank, extra duties. If it was politically expedient the unit could be disbanded (and its pensions with it). The Army of Christ’s time was imperial, and was […]Read More → The bloody rainbow of lies.
When the resurrection occurred, everything changed. It was terrible. Strong, experienced soldiers trembled and ran away. It began with an earthquake. The last one we had here felt like a truck hitting the side of the house — and that was only about five on the scale. Seven flattens cities. That happened about eight years […]Read More → The glory and the fear.
One of the problems facing us in this age is the accuser. Those who will dig through everything that has been written and find something that offends. Those who accuse us of being sinners, evil. For they are convinced of their own righteousness, and any tactic to cause division they consider justified. Such are blots […]Read More → The Trollsitter.
I have a bunch of people who write to me, communicate by various social media, and encourage. I appreciate their emails, and even more their prayers. They are part of the faithful remnant that is always there, though their churches are corrupt and the times are those of convergence. I cannot say “thank you” enough […]Read More → Against those who cry offense.
There are a lot of people who look at the lists of people Paul greets as he finishes his letters, and considers that they are all leaders. It is fair to say that they are all saints, and co workers, but that does not mean that they are all leaders. Prisca and Aquila risked their […]Read More → Rufus’ mother.
One of the big errors of this world is that we fall into small groups of people who think alike and we don’t hear feedback. If we do not have the Holy Spirit in our lives, this is almost inevitable: I know it is a wise man who seeks reproof, and a fool who spurns […]Read More → The need for feedback