God’s will

Predestination – Short Version

Are all things predestined?  Are all things already predetermined?  Did God create some sort of cosmic “blueprint” that already has every minute detail planned out from beginning to end?

Or are some things able to be changed by the choices of free moral agents?  Are people really free to make choices that have any kind of effect on their lives, their surroundings, and their future?

In this post I want to examine what the Bible has to say about predestination. Continue reading

Healing 3 – Faith vs Fear


Title: Healing Part 3 – Faith vs Fear

Subject Matter:  In this class we began by looking at what we need to believe about ourselves as children of God, commissioned and empowered to minister healing Continue reading


Many times, when I am having a discussion with someone about things like healing, trials, blessings, etc, the phrase “God is sovereign” will come up.  While I agree with this phrase wholeheartedly, it seems to me that people have different ideas about what this phrase actually means.  The purpose of this post is to examine what sovereignty means in general, and then look at Continue reading

Healing 2 – Practical Application


Title: Healing Part 2 – Practical Application

Subject Matter:  In this class we began by looking at Jesus as our example, and then we discussed various Continue reading

The Man Born Blind

One question that comes up from time to time when I teach about healing is about the man born blind from John 9.  Here is the passage of scripture in the NKJV translation:

John 9:1-7
1Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth.
2 And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
3 Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him.
4 I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.
5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
6 When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay.
7 And He said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which is translated, Sent). So he went and washed, and came back seeing.

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Jesus and the Holy Spirit

Title:  Jesus and the Holy Spirit

Subject Matter:  Though He is God, Jesus became a man and came to earth to show us what it looks like when a “man” cooperates with the Holy Spirit to bring God’s will to earth.  In this class, we explore what it this truth means for us personally as believers. Continue reading