Read Luke 5:1-11.Jesus had borrowed one of Simon’s fishing boats in order to teach the crowds. He then asked Simon to put out his nets into a deep part of the water. The catch was phenomenal! It almost sank the boat.Simon had heard Jesus’s teaching, but now he saw Jesus’s power. The experience drove him … Continue reading Discipleship Minute #1
The Hebrew word that is used here is Muwth (04191). The word is used over eight hundred times in the Old Testament and its meaning almost always has to do with death in some form.It is also interesting and significant to note in the passage that Adam does not ask for clarification about the meaning … Continue reading It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 16)
“The deepest issue facing the church today is this: Are its main creeds and central teachings items of knowledge, or mere matters of blind faith, privatized personal beliefs, or issues of feeling to be accepted or set aside according to the individual or cultural pressures that come and go?”J. P. Moreland, The Soul: How We … Continue reading I Couldn’t Have Said It Better Myself 2020 #1
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” --Theodore Roosevelt I liked that quote when I first heard it. It describes what I want to do as an apologist. I want to be available wherever I am to give a defense of the Christian worldview, to plant seeds and water, and to … Continue reading 2020 Goals for the Year
As a believer, what is the toughest prayer that you have ever prayed? Over the past several months, God has laid on my heart a passage from the Psalms that would definitely qualify as the toughest prayer I have ever prayed. Yet it is essential to the Christian life. On Wednesday, January 15, I will … Continue reading Important Ministry Announcement 2020 #1
I am always thankful for the ministry of apologetics that God has given to me. The year 2019 contained some great experiences and blessings for me in that ministry. Let’s take a look at a few of those experiences.· Mark Riser – Apologist social media. In July, 2019, I took the major step of abandoning … Continue reading 2019 Year in Review
As we begin this new year of 2020, I hope and pray that each one of you has a blessed and safe new year. I hope that you will grow in your faith and closer to the Lord Jesus Christ.As we interact with others, let’s remember the words of the psalmist,· “May the words of … Continue reading Happy New Year 2020!