Posts by Mic Knox

Posts by Mic Knox

From Your Pastor, June 2

Westminster Shorter Catechism Question 88 Q: What are the outward means whereby Christ communicateth to us the benefits of redemption?A: The outward and ordinary means whereby Christ communicateth to us the benefits of redemption are, his ordinances, especially the word, sacraments, and prayer;all of which are made effectual to the elect for salvation. The Apostle Paul…

From Your Pastor, May 27

Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. Song of Solomon 8:7 Solomon said that “love is strong as death…” (Song of Solomon 8.6). Solomon had a lot of insight into love. He had seen various ways in which people loved one another across the known world at the time, and that is why he likens love to something more absolute and firmer than death. Consider…

From Your Pastor, May 21

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast” (Ephesians 2.8-9).  What major event took place on September 1, 1159? Give up? Nicholas Breakspear died that day. Who in the world was Nicholas Breakspear? Oh, maybe you don’t recognize him without his titled name: Pope…

From Your Pastor, May 16

“To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak.  I have become all things to all people,  that by all means I might save some.”  —1 Corinthians 9.22  Good morning! Today is Saturday, May 16, 2020 and it is going to be sunny, 85 degrees with 10% chance of a rain. Hello Saturday! What do you want to do today? What first comes to mind?  The…

From Your Pastor, May 12

“As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry” (2 Timothy 4.5). The apostle Paul wrote these words to Timothy at the end of his life, and many people have said that the view of life at death becomes really clear—like 6K high definition clear. I have sat with people before they take their last earthly breath.…

From Your Pastor, May 7

“Christ, the Son of God, became man, by taking to himself a true body, and a reasonable soul…” — Westminster Shorter Catechism Q&A #22 Who is Jesus? That is a very broad question, but we should never forget that He is very God and very man. Paul points us to His deity in Colossians when he wrote: “For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and…

From Your Pastor, May 2

“The integrity of the upright guides them,  but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.”  (Proverbs 11.3) What is integrity? The Hebrew word for integrity means blameless. Integrity means straight. Or, to put it in the negative, integrity means not crooked, bent, twisted or warped. Unfortunately, “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have…

From Your Pastor, April 28

“Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains. You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand” (James 5.7-8). What are James’ first words? Be patient. He actually uses the word patience…

From Your Pastor, April 23

“Thus Joseph, who was also called by the apostles Barnabas (which means son of encouragement) …” (Acts 4.36) Who was Joseph? According to Luke the apostles really appreciated Joseph because they gave him a nickname. Names and especially nicknames give insight into someone’s character; and the apostles gave Joseph the nickname Barnabas—which means son of…

From Your Pastor, April 17

“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.” (Ephesians 5.15-16). God tells us to make the best use of time. Why? Because time is the hottest commodity. We cannot purchase a second more than what God has determined for us. The Psalmist says, “Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths…”…