Archive for the 'Brandenburg' Category

Church: Assembly

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

The Greek ekklesia, translated “church,” is used 118 times in the New Testament. It was a word already in usage in the Greek language  before the New Testament, and it meant, “assembly.” A church is an “assembly.” Another term given to the church, that is a metaphor, by the Apostle Paul is “body.” “Body” and […]

Male Leadership

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

We need men. Things aren’t looking good out there – government, church, and family. Male leadership is the design of God, not a social construct. Social constructionism is “the idea that social institutions and knowledge are created by actors within the system, rather than having any inherent truth on their own.” The church is “the […]

Attacks on the Authority of Scripture

Saturday, March 9th, 2019

One of the common attacks on Christianity by unbelievers of various stripes is a refrain with a couple of different related ideas. One, the Bible was only written by men. Two, we don’t know what was originally written – it’s been corrupted. Both of these intend to remove the authority of the Word of God. […]


Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

The two words, “by faith,” or three, “by the faith,” are found 40 times in the Bible.  “Through faith” or “through the faith” are found another 17 times.  Sometimes the same truth is expressed with the verb form, “believe,” “believed,” “believest,” “believeth,” and “believing.”  Those are found over 300 times.  11 times, we read, “thy […]


Saturday, February 23rd, 2019

This week having been Valentine’s brings the thought of “love,” because that seems to be the operative word for that day. It’s actually the Feast of St. Valentine, honoring a Roman Catholic “saint,” named Valentinus. The story is that he was imprisoned for performing weddings of Christian soldiers forbidden to marry by pagan Rome and […]

God’s Creation Shows His Power

Saturday, February 16th, 2019

A revivalistic song of my youth, that we wouldn’t use here now, had words that still cross my mind. I’m right now thinking of one line from the song. “Creation shows the power of God, His glory all around.” There it is. The song was titled, “It Took a Miracle.” It wasn’t good theology, but […]

Tough Love

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

I’m sure you’ve heard terminology like “tough love,” that isn’t in the Bible, but it gives an impression. You love someone, so you do something that is tough, because it will help him, even if it hurts. Tough love may not be given credit as love, even though it is love. Love is what it […]

The Incredible Life

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019

How do you know when your life is incredible? Wonderful? Is it because you’re getting everything that you want? You have the things you want, the friends you want, and the activities you want? Perhaps your health is good, so you feel good too. In one sense, many people could have an incredible life, if […]

Your Life Is a Postcard

Saturday, January 26th, 2019

When I’m on a trip, I very often think of getting a postcard to send to folks back home. You can’t write much on a postcard, so you think about what’s important. It doesn’t take time to write it, but the little bit that you write can be significant. Your life is like a postcard. […]

The Father’s Business

Sunday, January 20th, 2019

The terminology, business meeting, doesn’t occur in the Bible. In Luke 2 Jesus said as a twelve year old in His earthly life, a word supplied by the King James translators, business. Jesus was about His Father’s business, literally “my Father’s,” so His Father’s what? The temple of God, which was the earthly house of […]