Communion Reflections given at Legacy Christian Church
And Mary told him, “They have no wine.” Jesus replied, “Woman my time has not come.” What a curious response. At first blush it even appears disrespectful. I so wonder what Mary understood that we don’t? His first miracle of turning water into wine, occurs after John...read more
The Cloth and the Blood How We Became the Bride of Christ
There was a wedding at Cana and the wine ran out. Mary said to Jesus, “They have no wine.” He replied, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” She said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” Why this curious exchange? The answer is in the Cloth and the Blood.read more
Today is… A Passover Narrative From 10 Nisan to 18 Nisan and on to Pentecost
Today is 10 Nisan We traditionally call it Palm Sunday and think of Jesus riding in on a colt as the most significant event on this day, just 5 days before Jesus was crucified. But it isn't. The most significant thing that happened is accounted in Mark 11:11 when...read more
The First “Come To Jesus” Meeting How Saul Became Paul
Tarsus is situated near a northwestern corner of the Mediterranean Sea and is triangulated between Jerusalem to the south, Greece to the west, and Persia in the northeast. In Saul's day Tarsus was a prominent crossing point of trade, education, and religion. Unlike...read more
The Mathematical Basis for Timelessness How We Know God Really Is Everywhere and at all Times
Timelessness is not just a theological concept. The math for timelessness is actually quite spectacular and not really that complex. Its proof starts with Albert Einstein and the constant speed of light.read more
Choosing, Sovereignty, Timelessness, and Agape Who Chooses?
Are we special because God seeks us or because he chooses among us? Those who reject sovereign irresistibility say that man becomes a part of God’s chosen when he accepts Christ’s free gift of forgiveness. Who Chooses, God or man?read more
F.E.R.N. A Comprehensive Statement of Faith
Author’s Note: It is common for most statements of faith to enumerate a simple outline of beliefs. While this is nice and...read more
Passover Timeline The Day Jesus Died
Does the instruction of the original Passover follow the events that Jesus experienced in his Passover week crucifixion, or were the events of his Passover week dictated by the original Passover instruction as though it were a map? You must understand that the timelessness of God (where all our times are ‘now’) makes the Passover crucifixion of Jesus appear the same as the instruction given for the original Passover in Exodus.read more
The Story of Passover The Most Important Figura Umbrae Ever
Over the years, I've seen many various lists of propheices that Jesus fulfilled in scripture. These are highly worthy reads. The story of Passover in the Old Testament, the single most important figura umbrae [[1. This is Latin for 'shape of the shadow.'...read more
How God Makes Sense A Poem by Ron Smith, MD
Some very smart men have said, "God is not with us... God is dead!" Is that possibly true? If we think we know our 'how,' then how can there not be a 'who?' [expand title='Read more...' swaptitle='Close...' trigclass='noarrow my_trigger_class'...read more
Evolution The Reason Not To Believe It
This video highlights the first chapter in a new book that I'm currently writing. Many may be interested in how I came up...read more
The Case Against Evolution Staggering Statistical Impossibilities
Preface. To many who believe in evolution, the basis for their stance is really a belief that somehow, if enough people voice support for this theory, that it must be fact. The following treatise is not only my argument against evolution as a legitimate...read more
No Lesser Love The Nature Of Sin and Rightstanding
Recently, I became aware of Adam Hamilton's book Confronting the Controveries ((Adam Hamilton. “Confronting the Controversies.” iBooks.)) and after reading the chapter on homosexuality was moved to speak on the topic of the nature of sin. From the start,...read more
The Scarlet Thread A Sad Day for Christian Marriage & Christianity
Nahum 2:3 The shield of his mighty men is made red, the valiant men are in scarlet: the chariots shall be with flaming torches in the day of his preparation, and the fir trees shall be terribly shaken....read more
When Did Jesus Die? Hint: It Wasn't On A Friday!
For Christians, the traditionally hallowed day of the death of Jesus is Good Friday. His resurrection is celebrated on Easter Sunday, at which many a Christian congregation holds a memorial sunrise service. What has always puzzled me is that there are only...read more
Amazing Grace, The Lyrics by John Newton
1. Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.
2. T’was Grace that taught my heart to fear.
And Grace, my fears relieved.
How precious did that Grace appear
The hour I first believed.
3. Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come;
Tis Grace that brought me safe thus far
and Grace will lead me home.
4. The Lord has promised good to me.
His word my hope secures.
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.
5. Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.
6. The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call’d me here below,
Will be for ever mine.
7. When we’ve been there ten thousand years[cm_simple_footnote id=”a”]
Bright shining as the sun.
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’ve first begun.
Arise My Love by The Akins. Displayed here with permission.
Amazing Grace by John Newton (1725-1807. Performed by Violinist Jenny Oaks Baker and Pianist Condoleezza Rice. Courtesy of Shadow Mountain Records. Displayed here with permission.