Concretized Christianity

Practical Application of the Word of God

Who is This That Darkens Counsel By Words Without Knowledge?

I have recently completed another study of the book of Job and, in its totality, what happens here resonated with me in a completely different way than any time I’ve … Continue reading

May 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Blame Game

We humans seem to be hardwired to, by default, lay the blame for anything we don’t want to take responsibility for or be accountable for – our attitudes, our motives, … Continue reading

March 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

An Important Aspect of How We Could Be Taking the Passover in an Unworthy Manner

  As Passover and the Days of Unleavened Bread rapidly approach, it is fitting to consider the deeper aspect of how we take the Passover and go into the Days of Unleavened … Continue reading

March 20, 2018 · 2 Comments

The Supreme Importance of Following God’s Word Instead of the Words of Humans – Even Fellow Members of the Ekklesia

I will continue to remind us all that the Bible – all of it – is an internal document given to the people God is working with at any given … Continue reading

February 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

A Survey of the Kings of Judah Who Followed God with Caveats

We in the ekklesia have been led astray by the well-worn and deeply-entrenched viewpoint, preached by the church of God organizations, that the Old Testament either applies to Old Testament … Continue reading

February 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Rejecting the Food That God Provides

Studying the word of God and critically and deeply thinking about its application to you and me is a vital part of how we grow in spiritual maturity. No matter … Continue reading

December 21, 2017 · 1 Comment

Do We Choose or Decide When We Die?

It has been disconcerting to me to hear members of the body of Christ, who presumably are abiding in the word of God, make statements about death (suicides excluded, which … Continue reading

December 5, 2017 · 1 Comment

Churches of God Lexicon

There is, within the churches of God, a unique lexicon that is so familiar to the ekklesia that most of us have never really thought about whether the lexicon and … Continue reading

September 29, 2017 · 1 Comment

Who Has Bewitched You?

Unlike many of the sermons we now hear in the organizational churches of God, where the words and/or writing of mere mortals like ourselves predominate the messages (instead of the … Continue reading

August 13, 2017 · 1 Comment

Prove ALL Things: The Beginning and End is the Word of God In Everything

  Should we as Christians just go with the flow, trusting and following people in appointed leadership positions (this does not necessarily mean they have been chosen by God, although … Continue reading

July 10, 2017 · Leave a comment


The ability to discern between what is true, what is almost true (breaks the 9th commandment) and what is completely untrue (also breaks the 9th commandment) seems to be disappearing … Continue reading

June 13, 2017 · 1 Comment

All We Like Sheep Have Gone Astray

As I have studiously and carefully observed the walk among those of us who say we’re Christians and we’re following God and Jesus Christ over the past several years, it … Continue reading

May 5, 2017 · 1 Comment

You Shall Not Worship The Lord Your God in That Way

I often am puzzled and frustrated at how much disconnect there is, at times, among us as Christians between what we say we believe and what we actually do. We’re all … Continue reading

December 18, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Sin of Idolatry: Israel in the Old Testament, the Ekklesia in the New Testament, and You and Me as Members of the Body of Christ

The sin of idolatry is a sin and a snare that has permeated human history from the Garden of Eden forward. It is the sin that led to Adam and … Continue reading

June 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Are God and Jesus Christ Limited In What They Can Do?

I would hope that we would all immediately say, “No!” But I’m asking a deeper question that goes beyond the surface knowledge answer we have and into how and what … Continue reading

June 15, 2016 · 2 Comments

We All Have a Wide Gap Between What We Purpose to Do and What We Actually End Up Doing

I’m a to-do list person. I often make a master to-do list at the beginning of the week for each day of what I want or need to accomplish. Then, … Continue reading

June 10, 2016 · 1 Comment

Christians Are Routinely Guilty of Breaking the Third Commandment in Ways They May Not Realize

Let’s get this out of the way up front. I am a follower of God and Jesus Christ, but I, like you, am an imperfect follower. I strive to obey … Continue reading

May 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Tenor of Passover

When someone we love and cherish dies, we grieve and mourn their deaths. Part of the process of mourning (at least in a collective sense, because our private mourning, in … Continue reading

April 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Totality of Jesus Christ’s Sacrifice

The sacrifice of Jesus Christ to remove, upon repentance, the death penalty that all humans who have lived, who do live, and who will live incur each time they sin is … Continue reading

April 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

“Follow Me:” The Order in Which Christ Observed His Last Passover

In less than two weeks, the ekklesia will be observing the Passover. This annual memorial, commanded according to scripture by God in both the Old Testament and the New Testament, is … Continue reading

April 8, 2016 · 2 Comments

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