The book of Revelation is a manual of comfort to the Church in her pilgrimage through this world to the Heavenly Canaan of her rest.
When we see the mournful divisions which rend the church of Jesus Christ, let us rest our souls on this comfortable thought. Let us remember that a large portion of them arise from ignorance. We know in part and therefore misunderstand one another. A day comes when Lutherans shall no longer wrangle with Zwinglians, nor … Continue reading A Comforting Word for Calvinists and Arminians
I am starting to read a book that was recently co-authored by one of the members of our church, Dr. Michael Parker. It is entitled A Vision for An Aging Church: Renewing Ministry by and for Seniors. Here's an encouraging nugget in the prologue. The majority of older Christians, by virtue of living so long, … Continue reading Hope for Aging Saints When the Storms of Life Come
According to Isaiah 40, what’s our dilemma? There’s a huge problem. You and I cannot fulfill our destiny. The problem is mentioned twice in vv. 1-2 of chapter 40…SIN Most try to deny this problem and appeal to the goodness of man. Scripture writers reveal that the path to freedom and to fulfilling our destiny … Continue reading My Dilemma and God’s Delight
All of us are on a quest to find and fulfill our destiny. The soul searching question on the lips of the infamous Forrest Gump has plagued every thinking human being: "What's my destiny, Momma?" When Forrest rescues Lt. Dan from certain death on the battlefield, Dan furiously rages, "I had a destiny. I was … Continue reading What’s My Destiny, Momma?