Archive for the 'Brandenburg' Category

Scriptural Thinking Related to the Coronavirus

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

The coronavirus gives a multitude of scriptural thinking to consider. It reminds that life is short, like James 4:14 says that your life is a vapor. It shows that life is precarious so that we can’t control everything about our futures, which recalls the next verse, James 4:15, saying that if the Lord wills we […]

Joy In Trials

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

On Wednesday night in our first livestream, I preached on the providence of God, which is an important doctrine for interpreting such events. This Wednesday night I will preach on why God allows suffering, another great related topic to understand according to scripture. What else is there to get? How about this? Count it all […]

Fear Not

Saturday, March 21st, 2020

Wow. I wasn’t alive in World War 1 or World War 2 or ones further back. We had several smaller wars, sometimes even called conflicts, but Korea and Vietnam were wars, and many died. It changed those people’s lives, who were in the middle of them. In my lifetime, however, I’ve never seen anything like […]

Work Not Going to Run Out

Saturday, March 14th, 2020

I know who I see as obedient pastors, who pastor churches with obedient church members, and they are not seeing people saved in their churches. I know one that has seen none in a few years and another that has seen one in several years. In both cases, they evangelize earnestly every week. In our […]

God Shares

Sunday, March 8th, 2020

Our memory verse this week, Psalm 100:5 says, “For the LORD is good.” I want to connect that to the Wednesday series in Isaiah 53:12: “Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he […]

How Trials Work

Saturday, February 29th, 2020

When Paul writes in Romans 8:28 that “all things work together for good to them that love God,” the purpose is to “conform” those who love God “to the image of the Son” (8:29). The good is conforming to the image of the Son, God’s purpose for mankind. The all things can be bad things, […]

How Is the Work Going?

Saturday, February 15th, 2020

One of our missionaries, Doug Hammett, sends out regular prayer letters, but he also sends out even more regular emails, talking about everything that is happening in Southern Africa. He’s working in Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, and Botswana, in addition to South Africa. He sends at least one a week, it seems. I always read them, […]

Impeaching Someone

Friday, February 7th, 2020

“Impeach” means “to cast doubt on” as one of its meanings. If someone is truly impeached, he has lost some integrity or validity. It’s not a good thing to do to someone, that is, impeach him, if you don’t have to do it. Scripture tells what could be done otherwise. Two things could be done. […]

Sunday, February 2nd, 2020

I’ve heard the following words more in the last four months, one hundred times more, than I had ever heard them previous to these four months: “quid pro quo.” I heard them so much because of the impeachment of the President of the United States. They are Latin words, which mean, “a favor or advantage […]

Contentiousness

Saturday, January 25th, 2020

The English word “contentious” is found in the King James Version five times, three in the Old Testament and twice in the New. The same Hebrew word is found six times. Two different Greek words translate contentious, one used only the one time and the other twice. Starting with the Greek, the one word means, […]