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Preacher's Study Blog · 4d ago

Respecting the Assembly

God’s people have been gathering together since Sinai. During the period of the Levitical priesthood, the people would assemble at the Tabernacle and later at the Temple to offer sacrifices ...
Preacher's Study Blog · 1W ago

Anger

The world is an angry place. Reality television shows know that Americans like confrontation. One even features “mama drama” for their Mother’s Day show. Road rage is now normal. Some walk a...
Preacher's Study Blog · 1W ago

Persistent Prayer

Recently, a discussion arose in a Bible class for which I felt ill prepared to discuss in detail. After some reflection and study, I’d like to present some thoughts better organized than wha...
Preacher's Study Blog · 1M ago

What is the New Testament? (part 3)

  Previously, we detailed basic information about the New Testament. Aside from basic facts of the books we asserted that The New Testament is Our Guide to Life and Worship and The New Testa...
Preacher's Study Blog · 1M ago

Hopelessness: Away from God

There is little worse than hopelessness. It is the idea that things are bad and nothing can improve them. We have all been there. Previously, we wrote of hopelessness and its impact on the C...
Preacher's Study Blog · 1M ago

Hopelessness

  Hopeless. Despairing. Gloomy. Sad. Blue. All are descriptors of occasional feelings we must endure. No one travels this path of life without encountering a despondent moment. But we must n...
Preacher's Study Blog · 2M ago

Saber-Rattling & the Christian

Tensions between the USA and North Korea are ramping up. News reports this morning report that the USA is sending nuclear capable bombers to South Korea as well as a missile defense system s...
Preacher's Study Blog · 2M ago

What is the New Testament (part 2)

  Previously we said that the New Testament is both truth and our guide to life and worship. But these two ideas are supported by a third; the New Testament is inspired. The New Testament is...
Preacher's Study Blog · 2M ago

What is the New Testament (part 1)

The quick answer is that the New Testament is the second division in the Bible. It is composed of 27 individual books or letters written during the first century AD. It is the portion of the...
Preacher's Study Blog · 3M ago

Finding a Church

You have made an important decision. You want to find a church and improve your spiritual life. That is a commendable goal but it could be more difficult than you think. Finding  a church th...