Archive for the 'Brandenburg' Category

Distraction

Saturday, September 29th, 2018

I want us to consider the word “distraction.” Don’t be distracted as you do. You’ve perhaps heard the little phrase, “take your eye off the ball,” which is used in numerous sports that use a ball. Not much is at stake in a sport, if you take your eye off the ball, but it is […]

It’s Going to Be Hard

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

What good does it do to tell someone that something is going to be easy, when it’s going to be hard? I know before I came to California, I was given the impression it was going to be easy. I heard I would succeed and that people would be hungering for what I would give […]

Unity in the Church

Saturday, September 15th, 2018

Unity in the church has been perverted in definition to allow for tolerance of false doctrine and practice. Unity has become getting along, despite differences. This is not the unity in scripture. They had the same doctrine and practice and not just “major doctrines.” The standard was scripture, everything God said. With this new unity, […]

Tension in Scripture

Saturday, September 8th, 2018

Sometimes I talk about tension in scripture. It isn’t tension to God, only for us. We don’t know everything like God does. It complements the idea of the paradox, an example being, when I am weak, then am I strong, or he that humbles himself shall be exalted but he that exalts himself shall be […]

Doing What He Said

Sunday, September 2nd, 2018

“He didn’t do what I said.” There are various degrees of problem with someone not doing what someone said. The biggest problem is if this is God saying this. Disobedience to what God said is as serious as any of the degrees of problem. I think it isn’t taken as seriously as other ones, but […]

Free Speech and Christianity in the U. S.

Friday, August 24th, 2018

The first amendment of the Constitution of the United States, which is also the first of what is called, “the Bill of Rights,” limits the power of the government by guaranteeing individuals, several freedoms, including the freedom of speech. The Supreme Court of United States has interpreted this right in several rulings, giving precedent to […]

Witnesses

Saturday, August 18th, 2018

I went to a website to see rules for witnesses, since we are witnesses. Not all of them apply to witnessing for the Lord, such as “answer the question,” because we’re not answering questions as witnesses for Christ. First, tell the truth. We can tell the truth and we should. We need to know the […]

Living Like a Son

Saturday, August 11th, 2018

God loves us. He wants us. We do not have to work to earn His favor. We could not, but we also need not. All the work is done by God Himself by sending His Son. And nothing can separate us from His love, because we are saved by the blood of Jesus Christ. What […]

Meaning to Our Existence

Saturday, August 4th, 2018

Before he died, Alexander Solzhenitsyn warned, “The West is on the verge of collapse created by its own hands. Between good and evil, there is an irreconcilable contradiction. One cannot build one’s own national life without regard for this distinction. We, the oppressed people of Russia, watch with anguish the tragic enfeeblement of Europe. We […]

Continuationism and Cessationism

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

Perhaps you’ve heard me use the terminology, continuationism and cessationism. In a brief manner, I want to help you understand. This is theological terminology that applies to other terms, “sign gifts.” The New Testament lists gifts of the Holy Spirit in two categories that relate to their purpose, one being gifts of edification and the […]