Anecdotal evidence passes along the fascinatingly morbid information that a severed head retains consciousness for several seconds after its decapitation. If this is true, it is horrific to contemplate. Whether this gruesome information is true or not medical science has proven that a person without a head is soon dead. The body is a collection…… Continue reading The Head of the Body
The Vitruvian man was Leonardo Da Vinci’s attempt to calculate the perfect proportions of man and then perfectly draw that human form. Da Vinci worked out this representation of the human form so he could depict in his art an ideal figure of mankind. His careful attention to this model is part of what enabled…… Continue reading The Perfect Model
This summer a question came up a couple times during our online Bible studies. How does a Christian evaluate his growth in Christ? Answering this question helps us better understand how to grow spiritually and what spiritual growth really looks like. Addressing this question reminds us that growth in Christ is never passive. To grow…… Continue reading How do I know if I’m growing in Christ?
That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; in whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Colossians 2:2-3 Confidence in the Word of God…… Continue reading Confidence that Comforts
Jesus is the most wonderful study in all the Bible. To study Jesus is to study the infinite, the eternal and the incomprehensible. To study Jesus the Son of God is to study God the Father. To know the Son is to know the Father. Jesus is the perfect revelation of God to man, the…… Continue reading The Most Wonderful Study
Do you ever feel tempted to drop out of church? To just stay home and watch church on television? Church at home is nice. You get preaching that you always like, you don’t have to dress up, the musicians never mess up, you don’t get asked to volunteer for nursery duty and you never have…… Continue reading Solitary Sanctification?
The following article is not intended to be a rebuke or correction of problems in the church. MBC has handled itself very well throughout the many difficult decisions that have had to be made as a result of the Coronavirus. The church members are to be commended for their graciousness during this challenging time. The…… Continue reading Romans 14 and the Coronavirus
Most people do not instinctively know what to say in any given situation. They learn what to say through training and experience. They absorb from their family and culture ways of communicating, phrases to use and understanding of what is polite. Infants learn from their parents how to talk and also what to say. “Say…… Continue reading Scripture: The Language of Prayer
Recently death has been brought to the attention of many at MBC. The resurgence of fears about a second wave of the coronavirus has caused people around the nation to once again consider the reality of death. Since death is at the front of my mind this week, I thought I would pass along some…… Continue reading The Christian and Death
The information below is taken from James Boice’s book, “Christ’s Call to Discipleship.” The idea of a cross itself indicates what cross-bearing involves. Walter J. Chantry presents the demands of cross-bearing. I draw on his outline. 1. The demand to take up the cross is universal. In previous chapters, when I spoke about the offer…… Continue reading Cross-bearing