You wouldn’t think a “tulip” would have so much of an impact. John Calvin, 16th Century French reformer, broke with the Catholic Church around 1530 AD. Like Martin Luther, he had become concerned over what he believed to be an emphasis of “salvation by works” in the Roman Church. Rather than recognize the importance of both faith AND works in salvation, however, Calvin constructed a complex system of theology which is largely responsible for today’s … Continue readingThe Tulip: It’s Meaning and Influence throughout the Denominational World
There are so many, many things that make the bible a unique book. It’s amazing unity; it’s content that often predates science; it’s prophetic nature along with perfect fulfillment… all make this a book no human could have composed apart from God’s aid. It is a book that is timeless. Take away the technological advances unique to our generation and you still have a point on message that is just as relevant today as it … Continue readingThe Biblical Profile of a Lazy Person
Yes, it’s that time again. And, it keeps sneaking up on us earlier and earlier each year. It’s time to change our clocks forward one hour – tonight. While we are making more time to do things during the daylight hours, let’s not forget to make time for God. We hope to see you for worship and Bible Study tomorrow morning. In our bible class, we will begin studying Malachi chapter 2. The lesson for … Continue readingDon’t forget – Time to “Spring Forward”
I’m not sure it was the kind of thing our Lord’s disciples came to expect from Jesus. For the same reason, I find myself both surprised and maybe a little disturbed at His actions, too. After all, Jesus is kind, merciful, and tender-hearted. Why would he pass by a fig tree and through uttering a few words, Kill it? No doubt, when one compares His action in Matt 21:18-22 to other similar events in the … Continue readingDeath of a Fig Tree
Imagine, in your most distant memories… as far back as you can remember… you recall being hungry, cold, afraid, alone, in pain, and abused. You’ve never known any other kind of life. You have to scavenge for your survival. Because you are female, there is little hope or opportunity. Then, someone feeds you, clothes you, and approaches you with the prospect of a better life. You place your trust in them and for the first … Continue readingA Good Work We Are Privileged To Support!