Separating the Synoptics

Separating the Synoptics: Considering the Danger of Synoptic Reading During our Wednesday evening Bible study, we are walking through Matthew’s Gospel. The question was asked, “If the other Synoptic Gospels (Mark and Luke) didn’t put some things in the same order Matthew did or include the same details, do we really need to consider theContinue reading “Separating the Synoptics”

Is it biblical for a pastor to try to take members from another local church?

This question was asked by one of our church members, and I wanted to answer it as clearly and succinctly as possible. Before you read Scripture’s answer to this question, I have to make known my own burdened and broken heart. My heart is overwhelmed with love, and I desire only the good of allContinue reading “Is it biblical for a pastor to try to take members from another local church?”

What is Faith?

During our Wednesday evening Bible study, we realized that Jesus talked much about faith. Faith is a big deal, and Jesus gets serious about it. But, Matthew never really defines exactly what faith is. The book of Romans, however, presents us with a more holistic view of the Christian faith. It is an umbrella commentaryContinue reading “What is Faith?”

Is Jesus Currently Conquering the World?

As we have been studying the book of Revelation on Sunday afternoons at The Church at Sunsites, the text seems to indicate that Jesus is currently conquering the world, and the world is currently being renewed. The New Jerusalem is currently coming down (Cf. Revelation 3:12), beginning with Jesus’s incarnation and perpetually coming until HisContinue reading “Is Jesus Currently Conquering the World?”