Tag Archives: Isaiah

Going Deeper: Listen – 1 Samuel 15:1-35

Have you ever failed to follow clear and explicit instructions? I have, and what happened afterward I do not care to relive. After failing to deliver a completed assignment to my manager many years ago, I was told firmly that if I was not able to perform the required tasks of my role, someone else […]

Going Deeper: Be Not Conformed

During the later years of ministry of the Samuel, the leaders of Israel protested the corruption of the prophet’s sons.  With their protest they expressed their desire to have a king to rule over them like all the other nations.  These leaders noticed a real problem, and like many people today they did not approve […]

Articles of Faith: Perseverance

Last week we touched upon the Glorification of the saints that is best viewed as the welling up of the Holy Spirit to empower the children of God to be more Christ-like.  One of the major ways this happens is through perseverance under persecution for righteousness.  When we join Christ in yielding to God the […]

Articles of Faith: Glorification

Glory below as glory above. This should be the aim of the Christian. While divine perfection may be beyond our reach, all are blessed when we strive together towards the high mark of the high calling of God. This is glory. Like many other biblical ideas with earthly counterparts, godly glory is characterized not by […]

Articles of Faith: Foreknowledge

What does God know?  A better question might be, what doesn’t God know?  Regardless, the answer both questions comes to the same conclusion.  God knows all things.  In fact, God knows all things so thoroughly that there is nothing left to probability for the divine mind.  However, does this absolute knowledge mean determinism or is […]

Holiness, Part I: Holy, Holy, Holy

What does it mean to be holy? How can you and I be holy? These are honest questions many Christians face. As long as we live in this world, we struggle with sin. Holiness is a goal that we seek. Like righteousness or goodness, in the world we will never reach the absolute holiness of […]

The Vineyard and the Husbandmen

It is amazing how many times Jesus Christ demonstrated divine foreknowledge of the Passion. Yet, no one else seemed to see it until afterward. This week’s lesson focuses on one parable that shows just how much Christ understood. Join us as we explore the Parable of the Vineyard and the Husbandmen.