Mistaken Notions From Death

A few short weeks ago, Lufkin experienced a deep loss: a young man died in a terrible accident. It shocked our community and many people took to social media to discuss the loss. While I don’t want to cause anyone closely associated with the young man any undue grief, there was an idea frequently expressed […]

“I Am Amazed”

Think of the kinds of things the apostle Paul experienced in his life. It is quite an impressive list. He saw and heard the risen Lord (Acts 9:3-6). He traveled to Arabia and Europe, visiting many famous sites of the ancient world. A pagan priest tried to worship him as a god (Acts 14:8-18). He […]

Jeremiah’s Prophecy About the Ark

Jeremiah 3:16 reads, “And it shall come to pass in those days … saith Jehovah, they shall say no more, the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, neither shall it come to mind, neither shall they remember it; neither shall they miss it; neither shall it be made any more.” The ark of the covenant […]

Does Paul Contradict James?

Martin Luther called the epistle of James an “epistle of straw” while defending his doctrine of faith only. He was baffled at the fact that Paul said we are justified by faith and not by works (Romans 4:5; Ephesians 2:8-9), and James said that we are justified by works and not by faith only (James […]