Wings Of Healing
The Witness of John12/15/14
The Witness of John The text is the first chapter of John's gospel, and we are to learn of not only the witness of John the Baptist to the Christ, but the witness of John the Apostle to much more, that here is the Word, the Light, the Life, and so...
"Son of God"
"Son of God" The opening verses to the gospel of Mark provide a profound look at just whose birth we are celebrating. That Jesus is among other things the Son of God, and His coming initiates a conflict between Him and Satan himself.
"I say to all…watch"
"I say to all…watch" This advent Sunday is dedicated to the understanding of our Lord's return, which is often confused with the destruction of the Temple and the city of Jerusalem. Here this is clarified, and that what Jesus prophesied concerning the...
Judge as well as Savior
Judge as well as Savior Thanksgiving is always special, but as American's gather to celebrate. Remember that what and who we are to give thanks to is "judge as well as Savior." His judgement is something to also give thanks for.
Enter the joy of your Master
Enter the joy of your Master in the last parable recorded in Matthew’s gospel our Lord shares that we are to be about the obligations of discipleship as the Master is "away," the bridegroom is delayed, while the householder is gone, for when He...
"Encourage one another…"
"Encourage one another…" In this pivotal passage in First Thessalonians Paul writes for the first time about the Lord’s Parousia. It has caused a lot of confusion, when he is endeavoring to answer a specific concern of these believers. Here is the...
"He who would be great"
"He who would be great" Jesus in this remarkable warning against the Pharisees reveals well a grave warning that we are to be genuine, honest, and forthright in our relationships with others. That in Christianity those who would be great, are first to...
Pleasing God Continuing in this first letter to the Thessalonians Paul's words are a challenge to us in our confrontation with a world that would divert, confuse, and overwhelm. We are to do that which is pleasing to God.
From Death to Life
From Death to Life Paul’s words to the Christians of Thessalonica are meant for us all, and that despite what might befall, we are to remain faithful to our Lord, for above all else He has brought us from death to life.
"All Things are Ready"
"All Things are Ready" This exposition on the parable of the wedding feast highlights the Lord's words directed at the religious elite. That there are those that should be at the great banquet of the Kingdom, but will refuse, and many who had no...
The Perils of Posing
The Perils of Posing Jesus following the confrontation with the scribes, Pharisee, and High Priests will express to those that flock to hear Him, that there is danger in only appearing religious. That there is peril in posing as what you are not.
Responding to Truth
Responding to Truth Our Lord is confronted by the religious elite, and challenged concerning His right to act and speak as He does. Jesus' response reveals their lack of honesty, and their need to respond, as is we too must, to the truth.
"Life in Christ"
"Life in Christ" Paul is in prison in Rome, but he seems less concerned about his trial, than what is needed most for his parishioners. He also reveals what is to be our true desire, despite all things it is to be a life in Christ.
Hard, but we must
Hard, but we must There are a number of what are called the "hard sayings of Jesus." Just what do they really imply, and what is to be our reaction to their hard demands.
Life as a Christian
Life as a Christian Just how does a Church discipline itself? In this wonderful narrative Christ lays out how as Christians we are to deal with conflict and difficulties in our midst. It is rational, gracious, and unfortunately seldom used.
"The Cost of Discipleship"
"The Cost of Discipleship" Discipleship is not for the few or select, it is the calling of all who believe, but there is something that should be weighed, the Cost of discipleship.
"Full of the Spirit and Wisdom"
"Full of the Spirit and Wisdom" Just how does a church properly deal with conflicts and problems that arise? The early church had one answer, and one we should all emulate, that is find those of good repute, and who are also "full of the Spirit and...
Branches of the Olive Tree
Branches of the Olive Tree This is an exposition of one of the most misunderstood portions of our New Testament, and that God will fulfill His word, and before the Lord returns, one sign will be the widespread coming to Christ of natural Israel.
"Came walking on the sea"
"Came walking on the sea" The miraculous feeding of the five thousand is quickly followed by another sign, one too often overlooked, but should not be, for it is Jesus again revealing His nature in a divine theophany.
His provisions in the wilderness
His provisions in the wilderness This special sign that Jesus performs in the wilderness is the one found in all four gospels, and is one in which too are to understand just who Jesus truly is. This program is a look at the meaning of the feeding of...
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