Concretized Christianity

Practical Application of the Word of God

What Is God’s Work?

I suspect this post will be quite unsettling to read. We in the ekklesia have been conditioned through repetition to unquestioningly believe ideas and concepts that we have accepted as … Continue reading

April 1, 2016 · 1 Comment

Lessons From God’s Word: Why Following Humans – Or Any Other Physical Creation – Is Not The Same Thing As Following God

There is a faulty belief that has been perpetuated throughout the history of the ekklesia that following this person or that person or this religious organization or that religious organization … Continue reading

March 20, 2016 · 1 Comment

Revisionist History and Christians – A Spiritual Warning

Former United States First Lady Nancy Reagan died at the age of 94 on Sunday, March 6, 2015. As soon as news of her death emerged, I was dismayed at … Continue reading

March 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Passover, the Night of Vigil, and the Days of Unleavened Bread: The Spiritual Effect Within the Ekklesia

The beatitudes that Christ describes in Matthew 5:3-12 outline for the ekklesia now (and all humanity in the time that God choose to work with each of them) what the spiritual path … Continue reading

March 6, 2016 · 3 Comments

But We’re Worshiping God…Or Are We?

God gives us explicit instruction about how we are and are not to worship Him in His word. Too often, however, we, as Christians, fall prey to picking and choosing … Continue reading

February 21, 2016 · 3 Comments

How to Spin a Sermon

I recently heard a sermon that frustrated me beyond words and that broke my heart because it demonstrated how corrupted and polluted, in general, we whom God has chosen at … Continue reading

February 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

An Important Lesson from I Kings 13 for You and Me as Christians Today

We are told in Hebrews 4:12 that “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and … Continue reading

February 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Relevance of the Book of Judges to Us as Christians Today

The bleak truth about most people who claim to be Christians today is that their foundation of belief is mainly built on what mere mortals like themselves say and do … Continue reading

February 7, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Caveats of a Primary Focus on Fellowship for Christians

More and more among Christians, the emphasis is on fellowshipping – I recently heard two statements about a sizable Christian gathering that specifically said the main reason people were there was … Continue reading

January 17, 2016 · 2 Comments

Why the Old Testament is So Important to Us as Christians

Many people who claim to be Christians dismiss the Old Testament as physical and being null and void with the first coming of Jesus Christ and the new covenant being … Continue reading

January 1, 2016 · 3 Comments

What Do We As Christians Depend On For Knowledge, Understanding, and Truth?

Technology, in our modern society, is, as it has always been, both a blessing and a curse, depending on its place in our lives. As with our own ideas and … Continue reading

December 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

All You Need Is Love – Or Is It?

Christianity, in general, is in love with the concept of love. It is seen as the one thing that is the key to being a Christian. We hear it rehearsed … Continue reading

December 13, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Appearance of Evil – 2015

“Abstain from all appearance of evil.” I Thessalonians 5:22 I often am puzzled at how much disconnect there is, at times, among us as Christians between what we say we believe … Continue reading

December 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Treachery of Christians

In Psalm 41 and Psalm 55, among many of David’s most heartfelt and anguished prayers to God during times of deep distress and agonizing trials, David laments the additional burden … Continue reading

November 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Christians Should Always Be Thankful

We live in an ungrateful world. Much of humanity’s ingratitude comes from an attitude of entitlement that has been created and fed by an abundance of stuff and the relatively-easy … Continue reading

November 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Two of Satan’s Devices: Inciting Humanity Against Itself and Ignorance

As I skimmed social media sites late last night after the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015, I was dismayed, as usual, at the preponderance of hate, blame, … Continue reading

November 15, 2015 · 4 Comments

Christians Must Be Both Broken and Unbroken

It seems to me that we don’t often do the full analysis and comparison and contrast of God’s word as it applies to each of us as Christians that should … Continue reading

November 13, 2015 · 2 Comments

What Do We as Christians Deem As Most Important in Obeying God?

As Christians, we should immediately see what’s wrong with the question asked in the title of this post. But do we? If not, then hopefully this post – in answering … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · 3 Comments

Christians and the Emerging Redux of the Middle Ages

Several years ago, I read a book – The Vanishing Word: The Veneration of Visual Imagery in the Post-Modern World, by Arthur W. Hunt III – that made a lasting impression … Continue reading

October 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Death Should Be A Teacher

Another saint in the ekklesia finished his race early yesterday morning. Perhaps several saints finished their race yesterday as well, but the saint I’m referring to is one I knew … Continue reading

September 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

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