Biblical truth standing on its spiritual head to get our eternal attention.

1 Corinthians 11:17-34 – You Are What You Eat

| October 15, 2016

Communion Talk – “You are what you eat” is a phrase most of have heard of. And you are, in that when you eat something you take on the characteristics of that food. Eat something with a lot of carbohydrates and you get energy which is why athletes “carbo load”. Coffee has caffeine and unless […]

Acts 2:40-47 – A Chiastic Interpretation

| November 14, 2014

Acts 2:40-47 (HCSB)  (40) And with many other words he testified and strongly urged them, saying, “Be saved from this corrupt generation!” (41) So those who accepted his message were baptized, and that day about 3,000 people were added to them. (42) And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the fellowship, to the […]

Acts 20:7 – Why Precedes What

| August 31, 2014

The attitude and desire of the Troas Christians gathering on the first day of the week to break bread should be more instructive to us than the simple fact that they did (Acts 20:7). Why precedes what. Following their example of what without following their example of why leads to formalism and empty tradition. Remember, […]

Gluten Free Unleavened Communion Bread

| June 21, 2014

Gluten Free Communion Bread 1 cup gluten free all purpose flour mix (I use Namaste Gluten Free Flour) ½ tsp. salt 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 -5 tablespoons ice cold water Combine the flour and salt. Add the olive oil and toss with fork. Sprinkle the ice cold water over it continuing to toss with […]

2 Corinthians 9:7 – God Loves a Cheerful Taker

| June 16, 2013

Many churches have objections to partaking the Lord’s Supper every Sunday saying it would lose significance, yet have no problem taking up a collection and telling people “God loves a cheerful giver.” God also loves a thankful taker of His Son’s Supper.

1 Corinthians 11:16-17 – The Lord’s Supper Only in Assembly?

| December 15, 2011

Many sincerely believe that the Lord’s Supper can only be observed within an assembly of a local church.  I wonder if restricting the Lord’s Supper to the church assembly is necessarily implied by the examples of Acts 20:7 and 1 Corinthians 11. The reason for my doubt is due to 1 Corinthians 10:16-17. 1 Corinthians […]

Exodus – Imagine An Event

| June 10, 2011

Imagine an event so monumental, that it redefines time. The power performing the event transcends human experience causing even time itself to be rearranged. That, my friend, is the power of “The Exodus.” More accurately, that is the power of the Power leading “The Exodus.” How did the expulsion of the Israelites from Egypt altar […]

1 Corinthians – The Three-Fold Body of Christ (Sermon)

| May 23, 2010

Prepare to be bored…and then surprisingly enlightened and excited by the very facts that bored you. I am not a big fan of counting how many times a word occurs just to force us to carefully read the text. That might force me to also take off my shoes to enable me to count that […]

Acts 20:7-12 – A Real Life Visual Aid

| October 30, 2009

In Acts 20:7-12, Paul, Luke, and their friends meet with the church in Troas to “break bread.” This innocuous term, to “break bread,” has a deeper meaning than simply tearing bread into pieces or eating. To “break bread” with someone, whether in a common meal at a home, or as the Lord’s Supper in church, […]

A Harmony of the Lord Supper Accounts

| September 16, 2009

                               The Lord’s Supper: The Accounts and Proper Order[1] The purpose of this exercise is to determine whether or not the added information concerning the “passover” cup serves a dual purpose spiritually connecting the passover of old and this new supper.  If this “passover” cup bridges both suppers, then we can scripturally call the Lord’s […]