The Law of Christ

“ … though not being without the law of God but under the law of Christ.” 1 Corinthians 9:21 Preface I find “The Law of Christ”[1] to be an intriguing, important, and immeasurable topic. I have written about it elsewhere[2]; and plan to write more on it in the future. In this present article, I will … Read more

Kingdom Households

A Governing Principle: Bearing One Another’s Burdens & The Law of Christ In this article I point out that using the Hebrew nation as a prototype, God established the concept of tribes – extended family households – as a model for His kingdom people. I am calling this model “Kingdom Households”, and proposing that this … Read more

Spiritual Life & Growth

Biblical teaching on the normal Christian birth into spiritual life and the normal Christian life of ongoing spiritual growth – a resource for discipleship.  

Power of His Resurrection, The

The apostle, Paul, wrote of “the power of His resurrection”. (Philippians 3:10) What is the “power” of His resurrection? And what is the unique power of “His” resurrection? In this message we will investigate the resurrection of Christ, and more purposefully, the nature of its “power”.

Who Is This King of Glory?

The title of this message is a question found in Psalm 24: “Who is this King of Glory?” In Matthew’s gospel we find Jesus asking a question of His disciples: “Who do people say that I am?” And a little later in Matthew’s gospel, Jesus is coming into the city of Jerusalem, and the crowd … Read more

Seeing the Kingdom Through the Cross

To understand the kingdom of God, we must understand the mystery of Christ, who is the King of that kingdom. If we seek the kingdom of God and do not enter into the mystery of Christ, we have not entered into the kingdom, and will misrepresent the kingdom of heaven in the world. By and … Read more

Supernatural

Introduction What this article is about: To be clear, salvation is totally dependent upon the work of the Holy Spirit: “Salvation belongs to the LORD.” (Psalm 3:8) “No one can by any means redeem another.” (Psalm 49:7) But we are called to co-labor with the Spirit of God. (1 Corinthians 3:5-9) So, we need to understand how the Spirit works, so … Read more

Spiritual Gifts: An Overview

The purpose of this article is to present an overview of spiritual gifts which I have found useful in my life and ministry. It consists of three components: The categorization of the spiritual gifts into three groups: MOTIVATIONAL gifts MANIFESTATION gifts MINISTRY gifts One’s MOTIVATIONAL gift is the root of one’s MANIFESTATION and MINISTRY gifts. … Read more

Apostles’ Teaching, The

Acts 2:42 tells us that following the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost, the Christ Followers of the primitive church “continually devoted” themselves to “the apostles’ teaching and fellowship”. In this article we consider the content, the nature, and the goal of apostolic teaching. What did the apostles teach? In accord … Read more