Heart and Mind

The heart of man, unlike his mind, does not become educated through the accumulation of hearing facts, rather the heart is educated through the experience of feeling emotional forces. While the mind has the ability to logically weigh what it hears, the heart, in contrast, weighs emotionally the things which it feels. Yet the heart […]

Seeing What is in the Darkness

One of the major intentions of preaching the gospel is to reveal to humanity the existing concepts of the divine. The gospel gives man the ability to understand and communicate about his life and world and grasp their true meaning. “He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and […]

The Contagion of Uncleanness

Haggai 2:10-19 Does a holy vessel make holy that which it touches? No. Does an unclean person make the priest unclean? Yes. Holiness is not transferable. Therefore we must learn the difference in the “clean and the unclean.” I. The meaning of cleanness. A. Cleanness is a critical principle in OT religion.1) Laws on cleanness […]

When Men Have no King

In essence, I Samuel 8 relates the conversation of Samuel and God concerning Israel’s desire for an earthly king: Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah, and said to him, Look, you are old, and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now make us a king […]

From Thoughts to Doctrine

ONE’S THOUGHTSTo me the thinking process of man is an extremely complex subject. “Thoughts” are seldom without history—in other words, they are built from the collected data of one’s experiences, emotions, and general and specific learning, etc. and this hodge-podge of inputs influences a composite of “thoughts” that continue to be filtered by the same […]

Church Growth – The Acts of the world vs the ACTS of the Church

Acts 2:36-41I. There are numerous books, slideshows, inspirational speakers, and programs that claim to have a magic formula for modern church growth.II. Some Modern Charismatic Methods: Change the packaging and people will comeThe new packaging is all about replacementTrue Or False – Do we need a:. • A ‘stage’ with a moveable acrylic glass lectern […]

The Intellect of Creation

The Bible’s first statement is an authoritative statement of fact; “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” That statement is not asking for approvals or debate, it merely states a matter of fact. Yet, from time immemorial, it has been debated, scoffed at, ridiculed, intellectually reasoned over by many and simply believed […]

The Elusive Why

It’s not the “how” that most of the time troubles us, no, it is the “why” that often troubles and even, at times, torments us. Some people, who are usually devoid of spiritual things, attempt to answer life’s difficulties by saying that the reason that bad things happen to good people can be explained by […]