What Made the Psalmist Glad

“I was glad when they said unto me let us go into the house of the Lord.” (Ps.122:1) Now I am a dispensationalist through and through and am aware that this psalm of ascent was chanted in chorus as the faithful ascended to Jerusalem on their trek to the temple to offer sacrifices of praiseContinue reading What Made the Psalmist Glad

Of the house and lineage of David

A few months ago, a relative wrote and asked me to participate in a DNA test so that the genealogy she was working on would have some gaps filled in, possibly. I am aware that some people have made a serious hobby or pastime of compiling family trees and meticulously poring over genealogies. It hasContinue reading Of the house and lineage of David

The Kindness Command

There it is, right there shortly after Paul warns the Ephesus church to avoid grieving the Holy Spirit, putting away all bitterness, wrath, and anger. The command cannot be missed: “And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.” (Eph. 4:32) Christians live inContinue reading The Kindness Command

He Gave Some Evangelists

Joe Mark, local church evangelist, was called to his eternal rest on the first Lord’s Day of October, having served his Savior faithfully as a gifted evangelist for more than five decades.  Joe was one of my favorite evangelists, and he probably held eight or ten meetings in our church over the years. His preachingContinue reading “He Gave Some Evangelists”

A Pastor’s Pastor

“Render therefore to all their dues; tribute to whom tribute…honor to whom honor.” (Romans 13:7)  It is well to acknowledge gratefully the accomplishments of fellow soldiers of the cross, giving thanks to God for the impact their light has made among us while its brightness helped to guide us on our journey with confidence andContinue reading A Pastor’s Pastor