Communion and the Concubine

What follows is adapted from my booklet, “Communion and the Concubine.”  If you’ve found the story in Judges 19 and 20 disturbing (and most have), I hope you will check out the booklet and find the story redeemed by how Christ is revealed in it. *** Judges 19 contains one of the most horrific stories…

Incomprehensible Union

Some good thoughts on the Lord’s supper from Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin… *** But as this mystery of the secret union of Christ with believers is incomprehensible by nature, he exhibits its figure and image in visible signs adapted to our capacity….  We now, therefore, understand the end which this mystical blessing has…

Self-Denial and Cross-Bearing (Part 3)

This series is excerpted from a piece written by an author at Christaslife.com.  The author wished to remain anonymous. *** Rest for Your Souls “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly…

Participating in the Divine Nature (Part 2)

Continued from “Participating in the Divine Nature (Part 1)” “…he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires” (2 Peter 1:4). The phrase “participating in the divine nature” can seem a little inaccessible.  What…

Pan…Jesus? (Part 2)

Image from USGS This post is continued from the previous post “Eber had two sons. One was named Peleg, for during his days the earth was divided;       his brother was named Joktan” (Gen. 10:25). So here’s my two cents about how we might see Jesus in Genesis 10:25.  Eber means, “across or…