The kingdom of heaven is like unto a treasure hidden in the field. Mat 13:44 One of the big questions of faith, especially Christian faith is the question why God has not left us with more evidence for his existence. I can hear my fundamentalist friends react immediately, enumerating all the miracles they have experienced…

For such a time as this. Esther 4:14 What is happening is not what most expect. What they expect has been and will be. This is part of it, but it is not it. Do not look for change, but look to change. It is not out there, it is within. The church you know…

You children, I am writing you because your sins have been forgiven for his sake.You fathers, I am writing you because you have known him who has existed from the beginning.You young people, I am writing you because you have overcome the Evil One.You children, I have written you because you have known the Father.You…

Nobody has ever seen God. John 1:18 Augustine of Hippo (354-430) has something to say about God: Quid ergo dicamus, fratres, de Deo? Si enim quod vis dicere, si cepisti, non est Deus: si comprehendere potuisti, aliud pro Deo comprehendisti. Si quasi comprehendere potuisti, cogitatione tua te decepisti. Hoc ergo non est, si comprehendisti: si…

Our gatherings are no longer a repetition of tradition but an essential fellowship where we remind one another of our true identity. Heb 10:25b MIR I have written about this verse in this translation before. This version of the bible, just like the Message Bible, makes evidently clear that translation is always tainted by the…

Everyone who realizes their association in him, convinced that he is their original life and that his name defines them, God gives the assurance that they are indeed his offspring, begotten of him; he sanctions the legitimacy of their sonship. John 1:12 You might know this verse in a more traditional translation and deduct from…