Theology Category

Play It Again, Dear Jesus

Pentecost Sunday memorializes the Christian festival celebrating the descent of the Holy Spirit on the disciples ten days after Jesus’ Ascension, held on the seventh Sunday after Easter. Pentecost is a Greek word meaning fifty, Easter +49 days. Last week I visited Bethel Church in Redding, which acknowledged Mother’s Day as most churches do, which […]

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Visionary Preachers from the 70’s & 80’s, where have they gone?

When I was saved in 1972, there were numerous big-name preachers, who wielded strong influence in and outside the Church with the Word of God. These were men of vision; who put into action their vision throughout the 70’s and 80’s. Billy Graham was still in his heyday and holding his city-wide crusades and counseling […]

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The Most Important Event in the Community

Among the books which influenced me as a young Christian was Halley’s Bible Handbook. Halley stated: “If all Christian people would stir themselves up to be faithful, in this one fundamental Christian duty of going to Church every Sunday, it would set forward the influence of the Church, and the Christ for whom the Church […]

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Keep It Simple

A Calvinist engaged me in a long conversation concerning justification. To him the great heresy is attaching anything that resembles works to salvation. I am weary with arguing the finer points of theology, while souls are perishing. We need to keep the gospel simple. Nor should we be afraid of works. The works that Paul […]

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Resurrection Message

Yesterday, Christendom celebrated the Resurrection of our Lord. But do we really believe that, “He is Risen?” The pastor of McFarlin UMC encouraged the faithful to go forth and tell someone this week of his Resurrection. Are you planning on reminding anyone this day? On a cold and cloudy Monday, Brother Jed and Co. will […]

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The Last Supper

Today is Holy Thursday when the Church celebrates the Jesus Last Supper with his disciples. When Christians celebrate communion, Jesus taught us to eat of the bread and drink of the cup in remembrance of him. Roman Catholics and Protestants divide over the issue of the Lord’s Supper. Catholics hold to the doctrine of transubstantiation […]

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