One of the most beautiful hymns sung in many churches on Sunday’s is David Whittle’s I Know Whom I Have Believed. Whittle’s first verse reads, “I know not why God’ wondrous grace to me He hath made known, nor why, unworthy, Christ in love redeemed me for His own.” It then leads into the chorus, which basically quotes what Paul wrote to Timothy above. Each succeeding verse expresses Whittle’s admitted lack of knowledge or understanding about various facets of God’s plan to save us or how He works in our lives, but each time he brings us back to the chorus and agrees with Paul in saying, “But I know Whom I have believed…”… Read More “For I Know Whom I Have Believed”
“By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they had been encircled for seven days” (Hebrews 11:30). Put yourself in Joshua’s shoes and imagine meeting with your military strategists to lay out the plan God gave to you for taking the city of Jericho: Okay guys, we’re going to basically march around the city blowing trumpets for six days, and on the seventh day march around it seven times doing the same thing, and then give a great big yell. Then Jericho’s walls will fall down. I guarantee it” (Joshua 6:1-5). I don’t think General Eisenhower would have approved of this military strategy for D-Day. No, only deep trust in God’s promises would motivate any soldier to go along with this plan.… Read More Hebrews: They Overcame By Faith
Whether one truly believes that God rewards those who seek him is just as much a foundational building block of the Christian religion as one’s belief in God’s existence. I’ve encountered many professed Christians over the years who, when asked about their faith, claim to believe in God…and yet live lives not much different from those who deny God’s existence and have no motivation to uphold his standards. … Read More Hebrews: Do We Truly Believe That God Means What He Says?
Do you believe that God exists? If yes, why is that so? Do you believe in God only because your parents believed in God and raised you to do the same? Do you believe in God because most of your friends go to church and say they believe in God? If an atheist were to ask you to give thought-out reasons for why you believe God exists, would you be able to answer him?… Read More Hebrews: Why Do We Believe In God?
Faith is something very much misunderstood these days. There’s a common notion that faith and science are at odds with each other, that science is what you can prove while faith is a sort of blind, step-off-a-cliff belief system in something ultimately unprovable. Such could not be further from reality.… Read More Hebrews: The Conviction of Things Not Seen
Where does faith come from? The Bible and the Bible only. Faith Comes By Hearing the Word of God – David R. Pharr.
All of us have heard the phrase, “stubborn as a mule.” This term was probably coined by frustrated farmers after they observed how difficult it was to get their donkeys to pull their assigned loads in the field…although a case could be made that the phrase was thought up as an observation made by frustrated… Read More Am I As Stubborn As A Mule?
There is one body and one Spirit – just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call – one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. Ephesians 4:4-6 – Scripture of the Day (January 23, 2014)… Read More One Body, One Spirit, One Hope, One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism, One God…