Why I Use the Hebrew Name for Jesus: Yeshua

  If you ask Hebrew-speaking Israelis about “Jesus,” you may get a funny look. There is no “J” sound in the Hebrew language.   Yes, just like the Name of God is YeHoVaH, instead of Jehovah, there is no “J” sound.   The Hebrew Name of Jesus is Yeshua (yod shin vav tsadi). (Remember, Hebrew […]

Why I Use the Hebrew Name for God: YHVH – YeHoVaH

  Hello! My name is (fill in the blank) [You know, the ubiquitous name tags.]   What’s your name?   Do you know God the Father has a Name?   A personal name. Not a title or an attribute.   But a Name, representing Him as a unique entity.   The Israelites, and later, the […]

Transforming Faith and Works in the Power of the Spirit – 8

  “Let Us Pray”   Some people speak eloquent prayers. With just the right words. Flowing from one request to another, smoothly, easily. Exquisite phrases. Awesome praises.   Surely God hears such fine praying.   Others say, “Isn’t prayer something that comes naturally?  It’s just talking with God.  Your say what’s on your mind (or […]

By the Power of The Holy Spirit: Responding in Faith through Works – Part 7

  The only way to change the Church is by changing the Believers.   The only way to change the Believers is …   … By the Power of the Holy Spirit.   As I was researching the topic of the Holy Spirit, I didn’t seem to be being led to the abundance of material […]

Can There be Life-Changing Faith Without Visible Works? – 6

  If it were against the law to be a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you? Judging by the way you act; would anyone know you were a Christian? Is your “Faith” of any real use to anyone?   This is the question James posed: 15 If a brother or sister is […]

The Response to Salvation: Faith AND Works – 5

  The Response to Salvation:   So, is it Works without Faith? Or, is it Faith without Works?   Could it be …   Faith AND Works?     What is to be the Christian Response to Salvation? Faith AND Works?   Yes, our salvation is by grace, through Faith. But there’s more … 22But […]

Can Paul and James be reconciled on Faith and Works? – 4

  Now, “back at the ranch,” the saga continues:   Faith or Works? Faith and Works? Faith alone? Faith and Works and More? No Faith, merely intellectual assent?   My head is about to explode! Is there a way out of this conundrum!?   Can Paul and James be reconciled?   Paul’s View about Faith […]