The Laughter of the Saints

“And Sarah said, ‘Laughter, God brings to me; all the ones who hear will laugh with me.’” (Genesis 21:6)   The emphasis that is placed here is on the laughter. Usually, this word refers to the way we might mock someone by laughing and jeering at him, but in this context a very different sentiment… Read More

Friends out of the Mammon of Unrighteousness (Luke 16:9)

“And I say to you, make for yourselves intimate friends out of the mammon of unrighteousness, in order that when it may fail, they may receive you into eternal tabernacles.” (Luke 16:9)   We should perhaps begin by asking ourselves the question as to what Jesus means by speaking of “eternal tabernacles” or “eternal dwellings.” … Read More

Jesus created Time: Hebrews 1:1-4 (part 7)

“through whom he also created the ages.”   When we think of Christ being the means, or the Word, of creation, typically, we think in terms of material “stuff” that is all around us.  We think of rocks and trees, of birds and clouds, of stars and of everything else in this wonderful creation from… Read More