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2016

  • Are You Ready for the Second Coming? (Part 1) – Considered It

    Commentary on Matthew 24 One day, as Jesus and His disciples were leaving the temple, Jesus directed His followers to consider the magnificent buildings that made up the temple complex. “ ‘Do you see all these things?’ He asked. ‘I tell you the truth, not one stone here will be left on another; every one

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  • Should Sinners Shun Sinners? (Part 2) – Immoral Behavior

    First article in series… Shunning Immoral Behavior Previously, we examined several references in the Bible showing situations where shunning may be appropriate. For example, God required that people be ostracized for sexually immoral behavior. (Leviticus 18:29; Revelation 2:14, 20; 1 Corinthians 5:11) God’s commands are for our benefit even if we do not understand His

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  • Should Sinners Shun Sinners? (Part 1) – Church Rejection

    Church Rejection Shunning is a religious practice in which a religious body chooses to socially and emotionally avoid a person or group of people. Shunning can take the form of censure (a person is not permitted to speak openly or hold church office) or it can be as serious as expulsion from membership. If a

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  • The Book of Galatians (Part 3)

    First article in series… Galatians Conclusion Paul continues his messages to the Jews and Gentiles in Galatia. Galatians 4:13-16 “[I have been told that some in the church have had a change of heart towards me. I am no longer welcome in Galatia.] As you know, it was because of an illness that I first

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  • The Book of Galatians (Part 2) – God's Law and Salvation

    First article in series… Legalism and Faith The book of Galatians centers on a controversy that existed in the early Christian church which still exists today. Every Christian today should thoughtfully consider the proper relationship between grace and law, faith and obedience. God chose Paul to address this matter because he had years of experience

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