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Ministry of Forgivness

The Ministry of Forgiveness The core of the Christian ministry is the forgiveness and retaining of sin. While puzzling to some; Jesus says as much in John 20:2 If you forgive the sins of anyone, they are forgiven; if you withhold forgiveness from anyone, it is withheld.” These words seem odd. After all no one…

Become the Lesser

Become the Lesser I remember listening to a lecture by a very gifted and much used preacher. He told a group of ministers-in-training that if God were raising up a younger minister in his congregation, he would step to the side and the let the younger man take the more prominent role. He would become lesser for…

Saved From What?

A lot of unsaved people think that they are saved because at some moment in their past they prayed a sinner’s prayer. Ask them, “Why do you think that you are saved?” The very likely response will not be, “Because I am trusting the finished worked of Christ, in His life death, and resurrection and…

The Gift of Faith

In my study of 1 Corinthians 13, I have become more aware of the gift of faith. When the bible speaks of faith, it often refers to saving faith.  For example Paul say “being justified by faith, we have peace with Christ (Rom 5.1). All Christians have saving faith. But there is also the gift…

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