Do I Believe In God?

I must give Jordan Peterson some credit in the answer I am about to provide. The answer will be a short paraphrase of his with a large twist of my own. I deeply respect that he doesn’t like being asked the question, ‘do you believe in God?’ Belief is difficult 2000 years after an event…

Mustard Seed of Life

Entranced in life, I sprout like a mustard seed, So small and strong, Brushed about the ground by wind and storm, Lightening flashes all about, My house made on sand sliding all about, Carried through the desert, Beak breaking through, Dropping me among a throng of stones, Still unable to take root, God’s finger moves…

MEDITATIONS 7: EPHESIANS 2

Chap 2: (Forgive the formatting issues, this author is still learning how to use WordPress.com) Thoughts given at the bottom of the outline. Outline: Eph 2: 1 – 3 What believers were before they were saved by the Grace of God through Faith. Before accepting Christ they were dead in sin as transgressors Following, “the…

ANXIETY

Last night I was hit with a huge anxiety episode. Stress of life in this pandemic world seems to hit like a wrecking ball from time to time. One string of hope that I hold onto is my faith. Its a light at the end of the tunnel, its also a light that currently exists…

MEDITATIONS 6: EPHESIANS INTRO & 1

Intro: There is debate on the authorship of Ephesians due to the lack of introduction as found in all of Paul’s other letters. However, if these letters were written by Paul, he wrote them to be passed around from Church to Church. Speculative, these 7 Churches in Ephesians are the Churches referenced in Revelations. The…

MEDITATIONS 4: GALATIANS 4

Chap 4: I find this chapter extremely difficult to parse down into a few paragraphs. A whole academic paper could be written about this chapter. Paul’s letters were directed at subjects brought to him by the civilizations he addressed. There is a small jump of subjects starting in Chapter 4, but the law is still…

MEDITATIONS 3: GALATIANS 3

Chap 3: Reading through Chapter 3 the reader finds Paul expands on the idea of Law vs. Faith. The most important part of Chapter 3 is verses 16 – 18, with strong emphasis on 18, “For if the inheritance depends on the law, then it no longer depends on the promise, but God in His…

MEDITATIONS 2: GALATIONS 2

Chap 2: Once again Paul opens up defending his authority and the truth of the Gospel. He brought the Gospel before the Saints seeking their approval of what he was teaching the Gentiles. Again, there seems to be an on going attack against the Gospel where other believers push those who believe the theology of…