Keep my Sabbath Holy

Exodus 20:7-8 ESV“You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain. “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. quick lesson on our days off for those who don’t know. The last day of the week isContinue reading “Keep my Sabbath Holy”

Si vis pacem, para bellum

“If you want peace, prepare for war.” Ephesians 6:12-13 ESVFor we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. [13] Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you mayContinue reading “Si vis pacem, para bellum”

Beer-lahai-roi – “The Well of Him that Lives and Sees Me,”

Genesis 16:3-14 ESVSo, after Abram had lived ten years in the land of Canaan, Sarai, Abram’s wife, took Hagar the Egyptian, her servant, and gave her to Abram her husband as a wife. And he went in to Hagar, and she conceived. And when she saw that she had conceived, she looked with contempt onContinue reading “Beer-lahai-roi – “The Well of Him that Lives and Sees Me,””

Philosophy

Ecclesiastes 1:18 ESVFor in much wisdom is much vexation, and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow. One of the first things family and friends will say during interviews after a tragic act of violence or suicide is that they cannot believe what that person has done. They say that was not the actions of theContinue reading “Philosophy”

One bad week

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 ESVBut we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. [14] For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.Continue reading “One bad week”

Gentleman, a better definition.

Borrowing from C.S. Lewis the importance of definition. Being a gentleman used to mean something different than a man’s character. A status of a man was his preferred definition. As such the definition of a Christian should be also a matter of status as we represent each other and our saviour regardless of if weContinue reading “Gentleman, a better definition.”

In the watchtower; eat, drink: arise ye princes

Revelation 22:10-11 ESVAnd he said to me, “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near. [11] Let the evildoer still do evil, and the filthy still be filthy, and the righteous still do right, and the holy still be holy.” As I set here the worldContinue reading “In the watchtower; eat, drink: arise ye princes”

Cogs in the machine

Some have preached good works until there is barely a decent person left in the congregation, while others have preached free grace and dying love in such a way that sinners have become saints,and saints have been as boughs loaded down with fruit to the praise and glory of God. Having seen the harvest whichContinue reading “Cogs in the machine”