You may be familiar with the title of this post; it is part of the statement a person makes before a court of law in the United States before they testify (although it can be modified to leave God out in certain instances/places). When we testify we are under an obligation to faithfully represent that … Continue reading The Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth so Help me God
"...John's disciples came to him and said, 'Rabbi, the man you met on the other side of the Jordan River, the one you identified as the Messiah, is also baptizing people. And everybody is going to him instead of coming to us.'John replied, 'No one can receive anything unless God gives it from heaven. You … Continue reading On Being the Best Man
Something has always bothered me about Judas Iscariot and I don't just mean because he betrayed my Lord. I am perplexed about Jesus' decision to appoint Judas as one of the twelve apostles. Now, Jesus is perfect and doesn't make mistakes so it was no mistake that he picked Judas to be one of the … Continue reading Et tu Judas?
I am reading through Luke these days and in Chapter 17 I found a nice little lesson on healing from Jesus' healing of the ten lepers. To set the scene we find our Lord leaving his home turf (Galilee) and entering into Samaria (actually at the border of the two territories) on his way to … Continue reading A Lesson on Healing
This post hits particularly close to home because this last week I had to confess to someone that I had not been completely forthright with them. It was not easy to do and I suppose I had covered it up almost as an automatic reaction and it really wasn't until later that I had realized … Continue reading The Importance and Necessity of Confession
The Lord looks favorably on those who approach him with earnestness and won't take no for an answer (with the caveat that what they are seeking is in keeping with his will). He uses the example of the persistent widow and the apathetic judge to demonstrate how we as Christians should be persistent in our … Continue reading We Must Persevere in Seeking the Lord
This first epistle to the Thessalonians varies in its subject matter but I think one key takeaway is to expect afflictions if you are a Christian and to not let them turn your from Christ. Notes on the First Book of Thessalonians Paul, a true shepherd and apostle, speaks not to please men but God, … Continue reading Notes on the First Book of Thessalonians