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Lesson 4: Justification by Faith

Lesson 4: Justification by Faith

“Justification by Faith”, a topic that has been one of the most challenging subjects to understand by few people, a one that has been a favorite topic for theologians to discuss, a one that remains to be a doctrinal area of research and analysis for few other intellectuals, and a topic for the rest of […]

Lesson 3: All have sinned

Lesson 3: All have sinned

“All have sinned and come short of the glory of God” – Romans 3:23 That’s right. All. That includes your pastor, your neighbor, Mother Theresa, Barack Obama, you and most definitely me. We have all sinned. It’s a tough pill to swallow and as we get closer to Christ our understanding of this will go […]

Real New Life

The following is adapted from a sermon I preached on New Years Day, 2010, at Edinburg SDA Church. As such, apologies for the length. A couple weeks ago, I spent sometime setting up an artificial christmas tree in my little apartment in Boston. I had just bought the tree for fifteen dollars; it was about […]

GYC 2009: Earth and Fire (no wind)

GYC 2009: Earth and Fire (no wind)

Happy new year everyone! Here’s the Friday recap. Pink strings, Elephants and the 3 dudes in the fire. If you have been in the church as long as I have you pretty much figure you’ve drained as much from the story of the three hebrew boys as is humanly possible. So I am gonna be […]

Lesson 11: Immorality on the Border

Lesson 11: Immorality on the Border

The lesson focuses on Numbers 25, and should speak to many in Church during these last days. Like the Church today, Israel was at the border of the promised land, having gone through hard years of wandering in the desert, time and again God manifesting His grace, power, and, when Israel strayed, wrath. They were […]

The Sinfulness of Sin

The Sinfulness of Sin

Sin. It is a disease that no one is exempt from and it plagues mankind. It is a disease and some of us unaware that we are infected. What I mean by that is this. In a society of moral relativism where nothing is black and white and everything is gray, some of God’s people […]

Still Slaves

Still Slaves

“We’re all slaves to time,” Pastor Gordon Jones of the Alpha SDA Church declared.  I returned to the Hill Country for a bit of family time this Independence Day weekend, and Sabbath morning I found myself listening to Pastor Jones school me on some legal terms… spiritually speaking, that is. “If you don’t know that […]

Lesson 6: Sin

Lesson 6: Sin

I just looked in the mirror and realized that for every sin I committed this week, there’s probably a visible manifestation on my face.  I had a really trying week and worry consumed me taking me from one stupid decision to the next, until Friday I just felt as though I was drowning in a […]

Royal Screw-Ups

I’m not much of a tennis fan, but when Nadal and Federer faced off in the Wimbledon finals last July, I had to watch. They said the match was probably the greatest Wimbledon final of all time. I probably would agree, given my limited exposure. At one point in time, Federer was being taken to […]