A Matter of the Heart: Fasting and Prayer according to the Teachings of the Apostles, Didache 8

When living in the Community of Believers or Body of Christ there are times that worship is done as a community and times that worship is a private matter. Worship, as we know is a many faceted thing. The Community of Believers that received this writing had basic understandings yet needed warnings and a how … Continue reading A Matter of the Heart: Fasting and Prayer according to the Teachings of the Apostles, Didache 8

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Parables: Not Just Children’s Stories

Do you remember hearing and reading fairy/morality tales and other bedtime stories when we were young? These were stories on how to live a right and good life while on earth that told us how to be good and the possible consequence if we do not listen. God has a way of teaching about Himself, … Continue reading Parables: Not Just Children’s Stories

When Zacchaeus Met Jesus

We are small, God is bigger Jesus, the Word made Flesh, encounters all types of people and only a few ended up in the New Testament. The Twelve Disciples saw all the encounters and were party to most of them and there always seemed to be questions, at least to the ones recorded in the … Continue reading When Zacchaeus Met Jesus

Zacchaeus

PRESS PLAY FOR SOMETHING REALLY COOL Do you remember this song from your youth? I want to thank members of the NPWI Choir at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN: Noah Starr, Collin Montgomery, Zoe Pearce, Kyle Laird, and Kavanah Manswell for performing and my daughter Katie for arranging and directing it. Brought back memories of … Continue reading Zacchaeus

Baptize in the Name of the Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit

Jesus commanded His Disciples to “Go make Disciples of all men, Baptizing in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Teachings of the Apostles explains Baptism in a short but informative instruction. Concerning baptism, you should baptize this way: After first explaining all things, baptize in the name of the … Continue reading Baptize in the Name of the Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit

The Importance of Understanding Scripture

When any person starts talking Scripture and begins quoting the New Testament, that person does not understand that The New Testament is the retelling and spreading of the Scriptures (teachings of God) given to man. Yes Paul was inspired but what he was writing was the correction of Scripture that were confused and perverted by … Continue reading The Importance of Understanding Scripture

Translations: The Christian Confusion

We are Lost in Translation. Translations of the Holy Scripture are made for a people group to receive the Bible in a language they should understand. The problem is that so much can get lost in translation if there is a word that has no real exact translation then the whole sentence or even sections … Continue reading Translations: The Christian Confusion

Do You Truly Repent of Sin During Lent or Return Right After

Repentance is asking for forgiveness from God for falling into temptation and sin. The Ash and Sackcloth were used to symbolize the fact that we are of the earth and not worthy of the grace of God. The individual wore the sackcloth and prayed for repentance of sin while covering him/herself in ash. This was … Continue reading Do You Truly Repent of Sin During Lent or Return Right After