In the Bible, God presents himself as the Great Shepherd of his sheep. He purchases his sheep with his own blood. Then, with all his wisdom, power, and affection, he daily watches, guides, nurtures, feeds, disciples, disciplines, and loves each of his members. No one can escape his watchful eye. No one can wander or run … More Foolish Sheep under Faithless Figure Heads
Originally, Adam, Noah, Job, and Abraham were priests of God. They were the ones responsible for offering sacrifices and leading acceptable worship in their local parishes. Following this dispensation in biblical history, the Aaronic priesthood came into play. Worship in individual households was augmented by corporate worship in the larger assembly. Fathers and mothers were still to train their … More Where Is Your Clerical Collar?
The Psalmist writes, “Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build.” Solomon penned, “The horse is made ready for battle, but victory comes from the Lord.” Perhaps a modern-day paraphrase of these verses might be, “Unless we walk in the power of the Holy Spirit today, all our talk about living … More What Good is an Empty or Troubled House?