Digging Deeper

by Friday, 25 February 2011 05:45

"Re-baptizers" Massacred for their Convictions

"What was the surest way to make yourself unpopular in 1530? Join the Anabaptists.

Protestant and Catholic alike reviled these usually peaceable, Bible-loving souls and massacred large numbers of them. One group of Anabaptists (the name, given by their enemies, means "re-baptizers") came into being Jan 21, 1525 in Zurich when city authorities ordered two bible teachers, Conrad Grebel and Felix Manz to stop teaching interpretations of scripture that contradicted the city's officially approved doctrines."

Read the rest of this article on Christianity.com

by Sunday, 27 February 2011 05:39

Death of a Martyr February 23, 155

"Polycarp, the last one of those personally taught by the apostles, was burned at the stake on February 23, 155. As the Lord required, Polycarp was faithful unto death; he did so in expectation that he would receive a crown of life from Christ."

Click here to read a short article about this hero of the faith from Christianity.com

by Sunday, 21 November 2010 07:13

Pure Religion -- Remembering The Poor

On our planet, 1.2 billion people live in extreme poverty and survive on less than $1 per day. Over 800 million people worldwide are chronically hungry and malnourished. These are not merely the poor, but the “extreme poor” fighting to survive. Each day, 25,000 of them fail to survive and succumb to hunger or hunger-related causes

by Friday, 01 October 2010 03:56

The Feast of Tabernacles: "Sukkot" Jewish Thanksgiving

Jewish High Holy Days and their relevance for disciples of Jesus

Part 3: The Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot)

by Saturday, 18 September 2010 11:11

Yom Kippur - Lessons from this Jewish High Holy Day

The Jewish High Holy Days and their relevance for all disciples of Jesus

Part 2 - Yom Kippur

by Saturday, 11 September 2010 08:57

Rosh Hashanah - Lessons from this Jewish High Holy Day

The Jewish High Holy Days and their relevance for all disciples of Jesus

Part 1 - Rosh Hashanah
by Saturday, 22 May 2010 21:34

Does God Really Have Faith in Me?

One of the more popular teachings going around in Christendom in the last few years is the idea that God has a great deal of faith in disciples. This sounds very encouraging and can really empower people to have faith in themselves because God has faith in us. It just sounds so good and so empowering.
by Friday, 14 May 2010 11:01

Should I Use That in My Next Sermon?

Using ancient Jewish sources in sermons is a popular new trend among Christian evangelical preachers.   Predictably, there are both staunch opponents and proponents of the use of these materials. And, of course, as with any debate, both sides tend to generalize and overstate the other side’s position, while padding their own. The issue, however, is not so much whether these materials should be used, but that they should be used well and wisely.
by Wednesday, 18 November 2009 13:22

Baptismal Cognizance: What do you need to know when you are baptized?

At the recent ICOC Delegates meeting in Denver, Gordon Ferguson delivered a short paper on consideration of what a person needed to know at the time of baptism.

by Saturday, 26 September 2009 10:00

Is it My Imagination or am I doing God's Will?

Our mind is one of 4 core parts of ourselves God wants us to love him with 100%. 

One key part of our mind is our imagination. God's word says a lot about it!

"All day long I have held out my hands to an obstinate people... pursuing their own imaginations... " Isaiah 65:2