Category «Obedience»

Paul’s Confidence of Heaven

Written by: Edward O. Bragwell, Sr. “For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith; in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which …

“Can You Hear Me?”

Written by: Edward O. Bragwell, Sr, A cell phone company has popularized the above question in its advertizing videos. For the answer to be positive depends on both the transmission and reception of both phones. If either is faulty then the conversation becomes a monologue rather than a dialogue. Successful communication with God is kind …

“The Faith of Abraham”

Written by: Edward O. Bragwell, Sr, The faith of Abraham is held up by New Testament writers, especially Paul, as an example for us all. No event of the Old Testament better illustrates faith under trial than Abraham’s offering of his son. The story is recorded in Genesis 22 and subsequently referenced by biblical writers …

Does Mercy Trump Meticulous Obedience?

Written by: Edward O. Bragwell, Sr. For quite a while now, we have noticed a trend among Christians to teach that the great mercy of God, and it is truly great, trumps strict obedience to God’s laws. A favorite “proof text” is Hosea 6:6 as referenced by Jesus in Matthew 12:7. The idea being that …