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RememberJesus Christ POHFW

Preparing our Hearts to Worship   In an effort to help you prepare for the April 21, 2019, Sunday morning corporate worship gathering and to aid you in your own reflections on The Resurrection Story. I wanted to pose a few questions and provide a few resources to prayerfully consider over the coming days. Our sermon is entitled, “Remember Jesus Christ”. The main…

Biblical Anthropology POHFW

Preparing our Hearts to Worship   In an effort to help you prepare for the February 17, 2019, Sunday morning corporate worship gathering and to aid you in your own reflections on What God wants us to Believe, Do, and Become. I wanted to pose a few questions and provide a few resources to prayerfully consider over the coming days. Our sermon is entitled, “Biblical…

The Simple Jesus in Jude 5

The final name to explore is the shortest name that Jude uses, the simple uncompounded, unmodified Jesus.  This name is found in verse 5 but not in every manuscript. Therefore, it is wise to review the variants before moving on in this study. Philipp Bartholomä has cataloged the three main variants and 2 lesser attested variants.[1]  The possible subjects for Jude 5 are…

How are We to Worship God?

How are We to Worship God? Worship is such a hot button and personal, though not private, affair between God and his people that discussions of the right and wrong ways to worship often end up with great passion and emotion spent in defending one’s own worship style. But what if there are better ways to think about worship that actually broaden our understanding of…

Discipleship in the first century

From The Epistle of Barnabas chap. xix.—the way of light. The way of light, then, is as follows. If any one desires to travel to the appointed place, he must be zealous in his works. The knowledge, therefore, which is given to us for the purpose of walking in this way, is the following. Thou shalt love Him that created thee: thou shalt glorify Him that redeemed thee from…