Posts from June 2018

Posts from June 2018

LEARNING TO LOVE

Dr. Jay Adams, an author of books on Christian counseling, describes a familiar scene. John and Mary have come to the pastor for counseling…but not really…for their minds are already made up.  Repentance is not in the air. Both profess to be Christians.  There has been no adultery or malicious desertion they can claim as Biblical grounds for the breaking of the marriage…

TAKING AFTER JESUS

Following Israel’s idolatrous episode of the golden calf, Moses ascends Mount Sinai a second time.  There on the windswept mountain, the Lord gives Moses a glimpse of His glory. When Moses comes down from the mountain, there is something different about him.  His face is radiant. He unconsciously radiates the reflected glory He has seen In regard to the apostles, the book…

BACK TO THE BEGINNING

In the next few months we will go back to the beginning, to the opening chapters of Genesis.  The first eleven chapters of Genesis take us back to when the world was young. Dr. Martin Luther wrote a massive commentary on Genesis – 8 volumes when translated into English.  He continued to polish that work until shortly before he died.  He called Genesis “the most beautiful…

HAPPY IN OUR FATHER’S HOUSE

Some years ago there was a gal the news media called “Garbage Mary.”  When police picked her up at a shopping mall in Delray, Florida and took her to the hospital for evaluation, she was a filthy mess.  So was her car. So was her two bedroom apartment. Neighbors told of her scrounging through garbage cans in search of food which she took back to her apartment.  Police…