Archive for the 'Brandenburg' Category

Deadbeat Dads

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Deadbeat dad. You’ve heard the term. Would anyone want to be known as that, a deadbeat dad? I don’t think so. Dads are supposed to take care of things, a lot of things if they are doing what they are supposed to do. Can men still be known as deadbeat dads if you take away […]

The Surety of Assurance of Salvation

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

How sure is the assurance of salvation? You say, sure. Others say, no one can know, which isn’t true. If you know, really know, why do you then need assurance? You know. You don’t need assurance when you know. If you know what the Bible teaches, which is all you can know about the assurance […]

Thanksgiving and Food

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

Thanksgiving was Thursday, so this probably seems like a bad time to talk about it, but maybe it’s the perfect time, since it was three days ago. Scripture says a lot about food and eating. Some form of the word “eat” is found over 750 times in the Bible. “Food” itself is seen 55 times. […]

Sincerity of Thanks

Friday, November 24th, 2017

I was giving thought to my sincerity of thanks. I really do think I’m thankful to God and others, but I know I can deceive myself as to my motives. It’s ironic here, I know. Am I thankful or just saying I’m thankful? I want people to hear thanks, and it really should be meaningful, […]

The Death of Saints

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

The Treasury of David records: “I think the death of the saints is precious in the Lord’s sight, because they are taken from the evil to come; they are delivered from the burden of the flesh; ransomed by the blood of the Redeemer, they are his purchased possession, and now he receives them to himself. […]

Fellowship With God

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

God created man to fellowship with Him. God had already fellowshipped within the Godhead—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—but it was His will for more. Sin separates man from God. For fellowship, the sin must be eliminated. God provided for that through His Son. He made the condition faith. We must believe His Word, the Gospel, […]

The Church Building

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

The emphasis on the building for a church originated in Roman Catholicism. We know from the New Testament that congregations met in houses. We don’t read, if you meet in a house, that will be very bad and the church will never grow if you do that. However, today people don’t think you are a […]

Jesus Is God

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Paul wants to establish his apostleship at the beginning of Galatians, because his authority has been attacked by false teachers. They are preaching a false gospel and part of their strategy was to undermine the true gospel by assailing its messenger. In the very first verse of Galatians Paul wants to establish the divine quality […]

Morality

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

Yesterday, I read the New York (NY) Times editorial, the entire essay for the purpose of judging the morality of a well-known, prominent person in the United States. A moral by dictionary definition is a standard for behavior, so in the NY Times’s case, a standard by which to judge behavior. Morality is a system […]

“I Believe in God”

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

Through my life, I’ve heard people say to me many, many times, “I believe in God.” Usually, I’m supposed to be impressed. I’m not, because when someone says that, it shows that he really doesn’t believe in God. When I say he doesn’t believe in God, I mean that he doesn’t believe, and the God […]