Posts from February 2017

Posts from February 2017

“AS HE WAS PRAYING…”

Transfiguration Sunday is an annual reminder of that moment on the mountain before our Savior set His face toward Jerusalem and the cross.  It is a fitting reminder, on the Sunday before Ash Wednesday, of the glorious and heavenly goal toward which the Savior’s suffering and death led – to the glory of Easter morning.  At the end of the hard path lies heaven itself.…

FELLOWSHIP

The word “fellowship” itself in the Bible means to have things in common.  Real fellowship exists when we have the truth of God’s word in common.  Belief in the same Savior and the same teachings of the Bible binds us together in a bond of real fellowship – in the pulpit, at the communion rail, in prayer, in supporting the work of the Church.  It is a very positive thing.…

HEARTS THAT REMEMBER

Dana Keeton told the story in The Democratic Union newspaper of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee: The sun had just risen on a hot August day in 1944 in the small village of Plelo in German-occupied France. The 15-year-old boy did not know why he and the other citizens of Plelo had been lined up in front of a firing squad in the middle of the town square. Perhaps they were being…

“NO CONDEMNATION”

In Christ’s own description of the sheep and goats before His throne of judgment in Matthew 25, and in Paul’s words in 2 Corinthians 5 in which he says that “we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ,” we have the plain teaching of the Bible that we are accountable to God.   This is the terrifying preaching of the law.  God is utterly serious about every word…