Statements of Faith

When I began blogging on Facebook many years ago, I suggested rather strongly that you should check out any preacher, church, writer, or blogger’s statement of faith in order to help determine their orthodoxy. Thankfully, many Christian churches, apologists, and writers are willing to produce statements that show their doctrinal beliefs. Allow me to show … Continue reading Statements of Faith

Discipleship Minute: Captivity #2

Read Exodus 6:2-8; 12:2-7, 12-13, 29-32. After his encounter with the living God, Moses returned to Egypt to carry out his mission. The message was met with resistance by the Pharaoh and opposition by the Israelites themselves because their work had been made harder by the Egyptians. God was not surprised by this, so He … Continue reading Discipleship Minute: Captivity #2

2022: What Lies Ahead?

Are they “goals” or are the things we plan ”intentions?” Perhaps intentions have more force than goals. Perhaps intentions imply that the things we decide to do are combined with determination. If so, after prayer and consideration these are my intentions for the year 2022.Mark Riser – Apologist social media. The Mark Riser – Apologist … Continue reading 2022: What Lies Ahead?

Discipleship Minute: Captivity #1

Read Exodus 3:1-15, 19-22.In ancient times, names meant things. A person’s name could describe his character or a defining physical characteristic. God gave His name to Moses to identify His nature and character for the benefit of His people. The Israelites had entered Egypt as honored guests based on their relationship to Joseph. They had … Continue reading Discipleship Minute: Captivity #1


2022 #1Many have proclaimed that scientific advancements have made the idea of God unnecessary. Science was once declared by one scientist as “omnipotent.” We do not need God to explain the universe and life, they say. Is this a true claim? In fact, there has developed a contrast between what scientists expected to find and … Continue reading IMPORTANT MINISTRY ANNOUNCEMENT

Discipleship Minute: Promise #4

Read Colossians 1:15-17, Psalm 103:15-19, Matthew 6:25-34As we have seen through our look at Genesis, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob tried “Plan B” many times instead of relying on God’s faithful promise and provision. But before we think we’ve done better, let’s remind ourselves that we have those same promises and provision and still attempt to … Continue reading Discipleship Minute: Promise #4

Discipleship Minute: Promise #4

Read Genesis 26:7-11, 29:31-35, 32:24-32The Biblical record is full of people who are faithful. The Biblical record is also full of people who are not always faithful. After Abraham’s death, his son and grandsons continued with his example, in both faithful and unfaithful ways. In today’s passage, three distinct examples illustrate this. Isaac had settled … Continue reading Discipleship Minute: Promise #4