What’s in a name? If your name is “I AM”, a lot! God’s name holds profound meaning! Unlike American names, His name is representative of who He is and what He is like. We in the West don’t think like that as the meanings behind our names have mostly faded into obscurity, but we should not (and must not) allow the meaning of our Lord’s name to do the same thing! Do you have a relationship with the God of the Bible? Well, the first step in any good relationship is getting to know their name. Start now by clicking HERE to listen or download this MP3 audio file.
February 3, 2017
Those of you who have been stopping by here for a few years know that one of the things I’m most passionate about is that modern-day believers learn how to properly read (and understand) the Bible. Because of this, I’ve been known to preach sermons and teach classes on the subject as well as writing lesson material. What started out as a series of lessons eventually turned into what you now see here, a book! Yeah, I know, who reads books these days, right? Well, this one is a bit different in that it’s an easy to read, engaging book with plenty of discussion material in case you want to use it for a Bible study or Sunday School class. It’s a fun and interesting read, I promise! When you learn to understand Scripture, Bible reading goes from the “chore” category with guilt as your motivator and it moves to the “interests” category with enjoyment and fascination as the motivator. Sound crazy? I assure you, it isn’t! Order just one copy and check it out for yourself. I’m confident you will end up buying some more for your small group or Bible study partners. At least, I hope so, because that’s exactly why I wrote it. It’s taken a lot of work and gone through quite a transformation, but I hope you enjoy! Order “Resetting the Biblical Compass” HERE from Onemilliontracts.com
December 9, 2016
How should we be approaching this Christmas or Advent season? Should we try to find a new, fun and trendy way to take it all in or is there maybe an old-fashioned biblical way to celebrate the birth of the great Rescuer? This sermon discusses how our forefathers in the faith looked toward their redeemer with the thought that maybe there are some things we can learn by examining their practices (or in this case, their songs). To help get into the true “Christmas Spirit”, use the player below to listen or click HERE now to download!
April 20, 2016
If Bob is convinced that he has no need for a widget, the widget salesman is in for a really, really hard time when trying to sell Bob that widget. But what if Bob really does need a widget, and needs one badly? What if the widget will help Bob immensely for the rest of his life? Sadly, this make no difference because until Bob realizes his need, he will always ignore the salesman’s calls and refuse to open the door when the salesman comes knocking. Today, I feel a lot like that salesman. Once again I’m posting some material about how to understand the Bible better, and yet I do so knowing full well many visitors to this site will breeze over it because they feel they already have some pretty sharp skills when it comes Bible comprehension. Myself, I see a lack of proper reading and understanding to be one of, if not the most, lacking skills in American Christianity (and no, pastors are not exempt from my critique). Folks don’t get that they aren’t getting it. What I’m driving at is this: PLEASE start spending some time sharpening your skills! You need it, I need it, and none of us are “fully there” yet. Today I’m posting an MP3 of a talk I gave last week. This talk contrasts the common way of reading about Joshua at Jericho with the correct way of reading that same passage. While this short little talk in no way covers everything going on in this text, it gives a really good picture into what many modern readers are missing.
Click HERE to listen or download this recent teaching, or you can simply listen using the player below:
If you want to learn more of these skills, there is a whole bunch of posts discussing different aspects of how to better understand Scripture. Click HERE now to see them.
February 13, 2016
I’m a little short on time today and so can only offer you a brief post. Another reason for the brevity is that sometimes you just look at something in dismay and say “Wow, I’m speechless”. If you haven’t heard, this week Pope Francis appointed what are being called “super-confessors”. These men are priests who […]
February 6, 2016
Well, maybe Professor Pencil doesn’t reveal all, but he reveals a lot! Professor Pencil is the teacher I hold in my hand who, if I will take just a few minutes to listen to him, can teach me many things. You see, if we take a few minutes to look at a text and mark […]
December 30, 2015
Today is the second release in the new “Text Message” series. What’s that all about, you ask? Good question! Text messages (at least here at ChurchSalt) are little snippets of Scripture that folks like you and I may find a bit challenging. In some cases they might even make us uncomfortable! But that’s good, right? […]