Posts from April 2020

Posts from April 2020

Woman with bible

If You Have Judged Me to Be Faithful

The above statement is made by Lydia after her baptism in an effort to persuade the teachers (Paul, Silas, Timothy and Luke) to use her house as a headquarters during their stay in Philippi (Acts 16:15).  There are direct arguments for the necessity of baptism for salvation. For example, notice Ananias’ words to Saul “arise, be baptized, washing away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord” (Acts 22:16). There are also subtle arguments for baptism which are just…

In Isolation

No one was ever as isolated as Jesus on the cross. Though there were people on the ground at the foot of the cross, being lifted up in the air on that cross in wrenching pain for six hours is complete loneliness and isolation. What did Jesus do during this time? He prayed. “Father, into thy hands, I commit my spirit” (Luke 23:46). He forgave. “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do” (Luke 23:34). He reached out.…
Starry sky with Milky way

Stay in Your Place

In response to the present crisis, some are quick to point to God. He is bringing this upon us to teach us a lesson, they say. I have seen articles online entitled, “God is Shouting, Are You Listening?” or “This is the Finger of God.” I have people say, “God is showing us we can live without certain things or He is showing us the importance of family time, etc.” Slow down. Yes, in history, the Lord has used calamities…