Entries by ralph

A New Addiction For God’s People

God is addicted. Addicted to change. Now the Bible tells us that God does not change – He is the same yesterday, today and forever. He is very emphatic when He states “I am the Lord God and I change not” (Malachi 3:6). He is in the business of changing those who come to Him […]

Foundational and Transitional Apostles

Currently in the Church world there are three teachings with respect to the ministry of an apostle. The first says that the ministry of the apostle ended after John the Beloved died in Ephesus in 101 C.E. This is the dispensationalist viewpoint. The second uses the word “missionary” in place of the word ‘apostle’. This […]

Irons in the fire

Ministry can be hazzardous to your spiritual and physical health. Someone once said: “If your output exceeds your input, then your upkeep will be your downfall.” And that is very true even today. Let’s state that another way – When you have too many irons in the fire – you put the fire out. So, […]

A Question

I collect odd statements – statements are collections of words that actually say something but sound weird or overwhelming. Example – “the ontological bifocation of reality”. Not trying to impress anyone.As a wordsmith who works with words daily I simply like concise phrases that say something in the best manner possible – expressing a profound […]

Dead Fish Float Down Stream

There are some words that need to become a part of the Church today; especially the word “intentional”. Christians apparently “intentionally” get saved and it’s all down hill – sorry, down river, from there. They seem to think that there is nothing more they need to do and there is nothing further from the truth. […]

Believe It or Not – Bible Blog #12

The Scriptures: “Brothers, I can tell you confidently that the patriarch David died and was buried, and his tomb is here to this day. But he was a prophet and knew that God had promised him on oath that he would place one of his descendants on his throne. Seeing what was ahead, he spoke […]

Body Beautiful

I have had a full day of ministry. On the way to my morning preaching engagement in the city I live in I needed something to eat. So, stoped at a 7-11 (thank Heaven). I was able to find a banana and an apple to eat. Good food – not junk food. When you are […]

Extra, Extra, Extra – Read All About It

It is officially the summer and we tend to slow down a fair amount during this great season. Sitting out with your morning coffee, nights out back by the fire pit, camping and holidays. Why not that this “slower season” and do some extra Bible reading. It is a great time to spend more time […]