Archive for the 'Brandenburg' Category

Cause to Sin, No

Friday, September 6th, 2019

As a thought experiment, think about being offended over someone’s unscriptural behavior. In my years of pastoring, I’ve noticed individuals offended over violations of scripture in others. They talk about those bad things. They are concerned. Stick with the experiment. If you are offended with unscriptural practice, what do you think would characterize you? Of […]

Being Faithful, Continuing to Do What God Says

Saturday, August 31st, 2019

Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 4:2, “Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.” He said he and we are stewards. We’ve been given something, and we must be faithful with it. What we’ve been given is very valuable. It is eternal. It saves. Being faithful means believing what God says […]

Life Isn’t Easy

Saturday, August 24th, 2019

If someone were to ask me something that I’ve learned through my life and ministry, I know that right now I would say that it is very difficult, so don’t be fooled into thinking this is going to be easy. Every time I use the word, “easy,” I think of the Lord Jesus saying His […]

Binary

Saturday, August 17th, 2019

Because of computer science, people often use the word “binary” in many different contexts in a helpful way. When used, binary means “one of two choices.” If someone does not choose one, then he chooses the other. Sometimes life presents itself in that way. Not every situation in life, however, is binary. Someone can live […]

Persecution in the United States and Prayer

Saturday, August 10th, 2019

Last week here, I wrote about persecution in the United States. We’ve been blessed here in this country to have the freedom of religion. We can do most of everything the Lord wants us to do without the government stopping us. I didn’t say, without persecution, because we are persecuted by this world and very […]

Persecution of Christianity in America

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

In our country within the Western world, devotees of immorality persecute the church, advocates of homosexuality persecute the church, and those who promote godless freedom to sin hate biblical Christianity. They hate scripture itself. They hate those who hold to God’s Word. This persecution comes from individuals, it comes from groups, and it comes from […]

The Knowledge of God Obscured

Saturday, July 20th, 2019

In John 4:22, the Lord Jesus said to a Samaritan woman at a well, speaking of the Samaritans, “Ye worship ye know not what.” They did not know who God was, so they did not know whom they were worshiping. If we do not know who God is, then we will not know how to […]

The Future of Our Country

Friday, July 12th, 2019

We celebrated July 4th, Independence Day, this last week. Following along with that theme this Sunday after it, I want to draw your attention to another tension that exists related to the future of our country. On one hand, we see a steep decline in the way of fast arriving destruction. Maybe it will or […]

Christian Founding of the Nation

Saturday, July 6th, 2019

This week is Independence Day on Thursday and this last week, Monday, my wife and I went to Plymouth, Massachusetts to visit “Plimouth Plantation,” the second successful English colony in America. Most of the founders of this colony today we know as the Pilgrims. The Pilgrims strongly believed that the Church of England, and the […]

Son Of

Saturday, June 29th, 2019

“Son of” is found in scripture 1,602 times, and it is followed by the name of the father. In the Hebrew, it is the word, ben, like the original president of Israel in 1948, David Ben Gurion. The “ben” means “son of.” “Gurion” would be the father. The name of the father is listed because […]