My Thoughts on Repentance

If we get in a car and head to McDonald’s, and on the way we see Taco Bell and decide we’d rather have a taco than a Big Mac, and so turn into Taco Bell instead of going on to McDonald’s, guess what we’ve just done?  We’ve repented of McDonald’s.  In other words, we changed our minds about McDonald’s.  Not only that, but our actions also changed as a direct, unavoidable result of changing our minds.  We decided to go to Taco Bell instead of McDonald’s, and our actions followed suit.… Read More My Thoughts on Repentance

My Thoughts on Matthew 24 (2)

Studying the entire chapter shows that Jesus was answering two questions (Matthew 24:1-3): first, when the Jerusalem temple would be destroyed, followed by “…What will be the sign of your coming and of the close of the age?”  Those questions were answered in the order in which they were given.  Study Matthew 24:4-34 carefully and you’ll see that the signs mentioned in those verses herald the destruction of the Jerusalem temple.  Verse 34 especially makes this clear:  “Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place.”  If the signs mentioned in vs. 4-33 dealt with Christ’s second coming, verse 34 would not be true since the generation in which Jesus lived was thousands of years ago.  Yet, we see the truthfulness of this statement when we remember that the Romans destroyed the temple just a few decades after Jesus made that statement that it would happen within His generation.… Read More My Thoughts on Matthew 24 (2)

My Thoughts on the Lord’s Supper (3)

In the end, the method in which we eat of the bread and drink of the cup – i.e., whether we tear open these small packages or have them served to us in trays – is not important in the sight of God as far as worship is concerned.  What is important is that we follow Jesus’ directive to give thanks for unleavened bread and the fruit of the vine and partake of them “in remembrance of Me” (1 Cor. 11:24-25).… Read More My Thoughts on the Lord’s Supper (3)