Mount Ranier in the background
Snow capped peaks in the Olympic Mountains
Sea Shore on West Coast of Vancouver Island
Olympic Mountains at Sunset
Deer by small lake in Olympic Mountains
Small alpine lake in the Olympic Mountains
Near the small town of Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada
Olympic Mountains with fresh snow
Olympic Mountains in the early summer
Shoreline near Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada
Snow capped peaks in the Olympic Mountains

Welcome

The majesty of the mountains and the expanse of the oceans remind us of the majesty, wisdom, and power of God.  It causes us to question and reflect upon our purpose and role within creation. galaxy photoWho is the Creator of the universe and what is our relationship to this Creator?  What should our relationship be to other humans as well as to the rest of creation?

What is the relationship between faith and reason?  Why is evil such a difficult problem?  What is the purpose of death and the grave?  Are they the final end of our human existence when we die and become food for microbes.  There have been numerous and conflicting answers to these questions during the course of history.  So, maybe we should ask ourselves if it is even possible to know whether or not our answers are correct?  Maybe the answer is that there are no real answers to life's questions.  Perhaps, our questions are just the meaningless occupation of over-sensitive fools.

In Love

he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. 1 John 4:16

Couple on the beach at sunset

It's Just a Field of Lentiles

In the list of King David’s mighty men in 2 Samuel 23:8-39, we read that Sammah earned the appellation of being one of David’s mighty men by defending a field of lentils.

Processing Red Lentils in Turkey
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Conveying Red Lentils in Turkey
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Prophesying in the New Testament assembly

But he who prophesies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort to men.
1 Corinthians 14:3 (KJV)

by
Ted J McDonald

 

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Edification is for building up the Mind to know intellectually the Truth
Exhortation is for convicting the Conscience to live morally in what is ethically Good
Comfort is for encouraging the Heart to rest in God’s Love

Jesus: Apostle and High Priest

Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, even Jesus.  Hebrews 3:1 ASV

Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God (as an apostle), and went to God (as a high priest).  John 13:3 (ASV)

Jesus Sitting: Its Four Aspects In Hebrews

  1. His person
  2. His priesthood
  3. His sacrifice
  4. His race

Introduction

The Eternal Gospel

... an eternal gospel to proclaim to those who dwell on earth ... Revelation 14:6

"The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth ... we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone ... now he commands all people everywhere to repent. For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice ..." Acts 17:24-31 — Words Paul spoke to the pagan Greek philosophers

The book of Revelation mentions a gospel that is often overlooked. It is not the familiar gospel of salvation, where, in unmerited grace, a person is offered the Nasa earth photoforgiveness of sins through faith in the sacrificial death of Christ upon the cross. The gospel in Revelation 14 is called the eternal or everlasting gospel, because it summons humankind to worship the Creator and to fear Him because He is the Supreme Judge of the world.

It’s Eternal

It is an eternal gospel, because the evidence for an infinitely powerful Creator can be seen from the existence and design of the universe that has testified to everyone since the beginning of time. It is a gospel that pre-dates the Savior’s death upon the cross and applies to everyone, even those who have never heard the gospel of salvation. . Without the knowledge of Christ, the human race has either honored the Creator as supreme or honored something else as supreme, which is idolatry.

 

Jesus: A Three-Fold Shepherd

Shepherd with his flock

Good Shepherd (past)

As the Good Shepherd, Jesus gave His life for the sheep.  We look back to the cross where we see Jesus, as a shepherd, dying upon the cross for us. His death and resurrection were necessary for our redemption. It is through His precious blood that our sins may be forgiven.

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. John 10:11

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