143 - Dialectic or Didactic Reasoning

January 31, 2011
In the first chapter of Romans the Lord lays out for mankind, saved and unsaved, the inevitable death spiral of sin.  He says that God gives man up to the (1) lusts of their hearts, the (2) vile passions (revealed in the sin of homosexuality) and finally the (3) debasement of their very minds.  Pretty sobering stuff. 

But why does this teaching have so little effect on the church or the culture at large?  Why do we read it and, pretty much, just blow it off?  It could be that we are reading the Scriptures dialectically and not didactically which, by the way, is how it was originally written. 

Confused?  Well, hang with us just a bit longer.

The following is a study on Romans 1:19-23.

114 - What happened to the Molten Sea?

March 28, 2010
Jesus said that those who worship the Father "must" worship Him in Spirit and in truth.  Why?  For, as Christ said, such the Father seeks to be His worshipers.

So, what does all this have to do with a huge bronze vat of water found in Solomon's temple?  And, by the way, I mean huge!  We are talking about 15 feet wide from brim to brim, over 7 feet deep and holding close to 17,500 gallons of water.

What does Spirit and truth worship have to do with the Molten Sea? 

Listen and find out.

The following is a study on true Worship.

079 - The Need for Intolerant Preaching

May 30, 2009
This is a sample of Biblical preaching that we never hear much of today:

"You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?  Therefore bring forth fruits in keeping with repentance."

And we don't see this kind of response to that kind of preaching much today either:

And the multitudes were questioning him, saying, "Then what shall we do?"

The following is a study Biblical Preaching

069 - Lot and the Postmodern Train Wreck

February 28, 2009
Definition:  Deconstruction - "the desire to tear down orthodoxy, institutions, traditions, understandings, etc., in order to reconstruct, or reinterpret them in a postmodern world."

Ok, and what does any of this have to do with Lot?  Or with his living near, or next to, or in the city of Sodom?  Why is this even an issue?  And what about the whole problem of hypocrites in the church?  What does deconstruction and postmodernism say about hypocrisy?

Great questions.  Stay tuned and find out.

The following is a study of Postmodernism

030 - Squeeze Me

September 29, 2007
I think Steve Camp says it best:
The world was a very good friend of mine
It promised everything I wanted in life
It came to me with its passion and gold
I bought it for a while it nearly cost me my soul.

Don't you know the world will tease you, it will seize you, it will squeeze you until you are in to its mold.

Love the world and the love of the Father is not in us.  Pretty strong, but true, words.

The following is a study of 1 John 2:15-17