Category: What We Write About

Enoch Walked With God. Are You?

“Enoch walked with God, and he was not, for God took him” (Genesis 5:24). The frequent refrain throughout the genealogy of Genesis 5 is that the story of each person mentioned concludes with these inevitable words “…and he died.” When we come to the life of Enoch, we are met amazingly and unexpectedly with these words instead: “and he was not, for God took him.” How does one overcome sin and death? By a close, ongoing walk with God! Not Merely External Religion Enoch’s story is striking not only for its contrast to the ubiquitous phrase “and he died,”...

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The Great Mystery of Godliness

“He was manifested in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory. “(1 Tim. 3:16) The truth is not as true as it used to be. Sometimes it may even be falsehood. During one White House scandal, a prominent lawyer was asked if his client was telling the truth. “Tell us what the truth is,” the reporter demanded. “The truth is what is in that deposition,” answered the lawyer, “unless we make a deal with the prosecutor and say something else.” In other words, “the...

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When God Changes Your Plans

We women often spend our lives filling up calendars and planning every minute detail. I can relate to this because I am a chronic planner. I love to write things on my calendar and see the days fill up. Then, I go about planning my plans asking myself questions such as: How will I accomplish this? How can Pinterest help me plan better? What will we eat, and what will I wear? I find comfort in this painstaking process because it gives me a sense of control. I know in my heart that it is artificial control, but I...

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Defining Deacons, Defining Christians

As we continue with our study on 1st Timothy here at Servants of Grace, I have the pleasure of defining for us the office and function of deacon as it relates to the local church. There is a lot of legalistic baggage with this office steeped in the traditions of men. Therefore, I think we should have a definition for deacon in order to ensure that we’re speaking the same language in a study like this. Here is my definition: Simply, the Greek noun, diakonos means “servant” or “minister” and is sometimes translated into the English word “deacon” as...

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Episode 88- Timothy Smith Chief Development Officer for Museum of the Bible

Welcome to the eighty-eighth episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave interviews Timothy Smith Chief Development Office for the Museum of the Bible. What you’ll hear in this episode: Tim’s life, marriage, and ministry. The work of the Museum of the Bible. What Tim does at the Museum of the Bible. How big the problem of biblical illiteracy is in the United States. How the Museum of the Bible seeks to address the problem of biblical illiteracy. The challenge of getting non-religious people to care about the Museum of the Bible. The Museum of the Bible’s One...

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