Archive for the 'Brandenburg' Category

Leadership Situations

Saturday, May 30th, 2020

Sometimes churches are in unique situations that should be normal situations. The leadership situation in our church is unique. We live in an age, that many agree, is one of apostasy, many turning from and away from the faith. The days are darker. In the midst of this, we have many strong men in our […]

2 Timothy 3:16-17: Inspiration and Sufficiency of Scripture

Saturday, May 23rd, 2020

2 Timothy 3:16-17 says a lot about the Bible. It is a classic location for the doctrine of scripture. It is the number one passage on the inspiration of God’s Word. The Bible wasn’t just written by men, and not really written by men, except as God’s instruments. All scripture was given by inspiration of […]

Meeting Again or Not

Saturday, May 16th, 2020

Let’s say that we started meeting again, the virus spread in our midst and many people died. Would they be martyrs? Defying the government and meeting out of a scriptural conviction to meet would be the basis of the martyrdom. They would be dying in order to meet. Some are saying that in the country. […]

The Church Even When Not Assembled

Saturday, May 9th, 2020

“Church” translates the Greek word, ekklesia, which means “assembly” or “congregation.” Universal and assembly are mutually exclusive. There is no universal church, because nothing universal ever assembles. Assembly by nature is local, even definitional. Does that mean that the assembly of Jesus Christ, His church, is only an assembly when it gathers? No. Even when […]

Coronavirus and Wise Decisions

Saturday, May 2nd, 2020

Good decisions very often take more than one factor into consideration. Sometimes it’s one component. It is disobedience to God, so you don’t do it. Other decisions take more of what scripture calls “wisdom.” These decisions are based upon principles of scripture and I want to explore that thought as it relates to opening the […]

The Big Picture of Covid 19: God or Satan?

Saturday, April 25th, 2020

It seems that there are two ways that churches are treating this pandemic, of whatever sort it is, which is hard to put in historical context. It seems like one of the bigger things that has ever come along. The first way is to treat it like it is of the devil, so that Satan […]

More Covid-19

Friday, April 17th, 2020

It has occurred to me that people have a stronger expectation for the Lord’s return, as least among those looking for the coming of our Lord. Why is that? Revelation is filled with plagues. The Covid-19 is called a plague. None of the plagues that I can see in Revelation are diseases. Death in chapter […]

It Might Not Seem Real

Friday, April 10th, 2020

When I was a child, I remember looking forward with amazement at what was before me. It didn’t seem real. I saw other people having arrived at those events of life, but I was just seeing them experience them. I’m not saying this should have been something I was anticipating, but the first one was […]

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 […]