Stones to Overcome Obstacles

Up until now, we have seen Israel cross the Jordan, destroy Jericho, get beaten at Ai, stone Achan and his family, then destroy Ai, and recommitting themselves to the commandments of the LORD; and all of that in eight chapters. If you simply look at it, in eight chapters they have crossed the Jordan and […]

On Elementary Doctrines

“Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, and of instruction about washings, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.” (Hebrews 6:1-2) Three pairs of foundational teachings are […]

Acts #2 – A Mighty Rushing Wind

Pentecost and Leaven It is the day of Pentecost, which is not only one of the seven Feasts of Israel, it is also one of the three feasts which requires that every able-bodied Jewish male was required to in in Jerusalem. This means that Jerusalem was crowded with people from all over to celebrate this […]

How Dare You!!!

Men: take 6 minutes and watch this clip. Mark Driscoll goes after the men at his church who have attended for years and yet still abuse, neglect, and dishonor the woman in their life. Mark has had enough of this. You can visit http://www.marshillchurch.org to download the entire sermon: Marriage and Men from the Trial […]

The Year Of

The year of 2009 (According to our Gregorian calendar) The year of the Ox (According to the Chinese calendar) The year of discipline (As this is much needed in my life) The year of the Cross of Christ (As I need to “feel” its weight more in my life) The year of the ESV Study […]

In Between

In between Christmas and New Year’s Eve In between my first and possible second attempt of passing CCIE In between my current job and my possible next In between studying Jesus and studying CCIE In between sanctifying the workplace and leaving it as it is In between getting healthy and enjoy In between kiss and […]

A Little Sleep, A Little Slumber

Every good Christian prays, right? Every good Christian has an amazing prayer life, right? Well, obviously I cannot speak for anyone else, but I am just gonna say it: my prayer life sucks. This sounds really heavy and unholy, right? Maybe it is, but it is also the truth. Now get me straight. It’s not […]

Baptism #2 – John the Baptist

Last time we looked at the Jewish culture and rituals regarding the use of a “mikvah,” a bath or pool of living water, used for spiritual cleansing. This could be considered an early form of baptism, because doesn’t the Greek word ‘baptiz┼Ź’ simply mean ‘to immerse something in water’? And so how then was the […]