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
The doctrine of Union with Christ teaches the Christian how to understand the relationship he has with Jesus. Union with Christ is the joining of Jesus to the Christian and the Christian to Jesus. (Galatians 3:27) When a man and woman are joined together in marriage the two become one. They are made one in…… Continue reading Union with Christ
I want to address some of the motivations for a Christian to pray the Word. Many of the reasons to pray the Word relate how we practice prayer. If we want to pray the will of God, we must pray the Word. The Bible is the only certain revelation of God’s will to man. To…… Continue reading Why Pray the Word?
Conversation is a two part process that involves speaking and listening. A conversation with God requires the Christian to speak to God and to listen to Him. The only way to hear the voice of God is through the Word of God. One way to keep a two way conversation going is to read Scriptures…… Continue reading Pray and Read