Posts by Mic Knox

Posts by Mic Knox

From Your Pastor, October 23

Election Demands Evangelism  “For necessity is laid upon me. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!” — 1 Corinthians 9.16  Are you Truly Reformed? In his little book, The Necessity of Reforming the Church, John Calvin outlines four basic errors in the church at his time. He said the Church needed a major overhaul in the areas of worship, salvation, sacraments,…

From Your Pastor, October 16

Paul Preached Jesus and the Resurrection  Some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers also conversed with him. And some said, “What does this babbler wish to say?” Others said, “He seems to be a preacher of foreign divinities”—because he was preaching Jesus and the resurrection.— Acts 17.18 Atheists, Agnostics, Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, and Jews all share a…

From Your Pastor, October 9

God Gave Them/Him Up! “Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.”— Romans 1.24-25 God gave them up. Paul uses this phrase three times in Romans 1.…

From Your Pastor, October 2

Eternally Grateful for Propitiation “For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith.” —Romans 3.23-25 There it is! The word: propitiation! Many modern translations hide…

From Your Pastor, September 25

Trust Him  “Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.”  — 1 Peter 4.19 “For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few” (Matthew 7.14). The easy way is not always the eternal way. According to Peter, we don’t trust God when we are on vacation.…

From Your Pastor, September 18

Shepherd the Flock of God “ . . . shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.” — 1 Peter 5.1-4…

From Your Pastor, September 11

September 11th  “for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” — 2 Timothy 1:7 Almost two decades have passed since terrorists attacked the United States of America. They highjacked and flew planes into the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and a field in Shanksfield, Pennsylvania. They murdered thousands of people, caused millions of dollars’…

From Your Pastor, September 4

Penal Substitutionary Atonement For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit…— 1 Peter 3.18 How did God obtain the church? Luke tells us that he did it “with his own blood” (Acts 20.28). Strictly speaking, did God the Father suffer and die on the…