The One Project: In Their Own Words – Pastor Sam Leonor (Part 2a)

The One Project: In Their Own Words – Pastor Sam Leonor (Part 2a)

  When trying to determine what to ask the founders about their views and their ministry, I first thought of compiling a list of questions and asking each one the same thing. After thinking about it, I realized that it would be tedious for the readers to read slight variations of answers on the same topic, so I decided to go with a different a

Matthew 4: The Mechanics of Faith (Part 2)

Matthew 4: The Mechanics of Faith (Part 2)

When Christ encountered the temptations of Satan in the wilderness, He was merely participating in the physical manifestation of an invisible conflict which has raged unabated throughout the universe for the past 6,000 years. This was (and is) a conflict between the government of God and the rebellion of Satan, between two competing world-views vyi

From Unbelief to Disbelief to Faith (Sabbath School 3-31-2017)

From Unbelief to Disbelief to Faith (Sabbath School 3-31-2017)

Peter’s journey with Jesus displays a pivotal aspect of discipleship: growing in faith. In fact, in his second letter, Peter makes this point (2 Peter 1:5–7). Like a diamond, there are facets of faith, that move us from unbelief (absence or rejection of belief) to disbelief (unwillingness, or inability to believe that something is the case) to a li

On Being Perfect

On Being Perfect

In Matthew 5:48 Jesus utters this short, symmetric, and straightforward command: “You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (ESV) Somewhat ironically, the linguistic simplicity and clarity of this statement appears to be in contrast with the depth and ambiguity of its meaning. We understand that God is perfect, and that we

“Sell All You Have”

“Sell All You Have”

"When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor… Then come and follow me.”  (Luke 18:22)   Some time ago in a theology class I was told that a certain Peter Waldo had grossly and foolishly misinterpreted Luke 18:22 when around 1160 he up and sold all he had and started a nondescr