Category Creation

Why Is The Church So Weak?

I am poking at the church in the West when I ask that question (the church that I am firmly planted within). Why can the church seem to do very little against the rising tide of moral gobbledygook and murderous insanity? It seems that that mythic box of Pandora has been opened. You know, a […]

Ruling Luminaries

Covenant Compendium #6 Guest Blogger: Pastor Justin Wallick Genesis 1:14-19 – “And, God said, ‘Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And, let them be for signs and festival seasons, and days and years. 15 And, let them be for lights in the firmament of the […]

Purpose of Creation: Jesus

Covenant Compendium #5 Genesis 1:9-13 “And God said, ‘Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.’ And it was so. 10 God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together He called Seas. And God saw that it was good. 11 And God said, […]

The Son Of Man And The Flaming Sword

I preached on Mark 8:27-9:1 and I focused on one aspect of Jesus’s teaching in verses 8:38-9:1 which read as follows, “For whoever is ashamed of Me and of My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father […]

How Jesus Cleansed The World

In my last post I made the audacious claim that Christians are required to obey the Law of God. Part of my argument was bolstered by James remark, “You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone” (James 2:24). Which many may claim contradicts other New Testament writers like Paul. […]

Between Two Waters

Covenant Compendium #4 Guest Blogger: Pastor Justin Wallick Genesis 1:6-8 “And God said, ‘Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters. Let it separate between the waters from the waters.’ 7 And God made the firmament and separated between the waters, which were under the firmament, and from the waters, which above […]

The Parousia of Christ

It is Advent season, which means the church reflects upon the coming of the Lord, the first coming, that is. This is a wonderful time of joy as the course of world history changed. The Great Expectation of history when the Eternal Word of God was born of a woman. This truth has universal ramifications. […]

Old Fogey Rumpus

Let me say, right here at the start, that I am one of those crotchety grumps who believe in the old ways when water ran downhill, circles stayed round, and yes, boys were boys and girls were girls. Ah, the good ol’ days. And to that point, let record be made that God’s creation design […]

A Day Is A Day, For Real

Covenant Compendium #3 Genesis 1:3-5 “And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light. 4 And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.” The […]

Formless And Void, Life And Glory

Covenant Compendium #2 Genesis 1:2 “The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.” Here we see the third member of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of Life (Nicene Creed) taking […]