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FRANK JONES

Pastor, ExhorteR, Cyclist

Thankfulness in a COVID Year

In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 The 5:18) Recently I was speaking with another individual who started to wish me, “Happy Thanksgiving.” At that moment, there was a slight pause. Maybe I should not say happy. It’s not been...
Believers, A Bond-Servant of Jesus Christ

Believers, A Bond-Servant of Jesus Christ

Simon Peter, a bond-servant … of Jesus Christ …. (2 Peter 1:1) The church of Jesus Christ needs a recovery of the aspect of our Master-Slave (doulos) relation to the risen Lord Jesus Christ. What is listed below is not exhaustive from the New Testament, but it might...

Slaving to Win Others

Slaving to Win Others

For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a slave to all, so that I may win more. (1 Cor 9:19) “Finally, the apostle spells out his overall posture and the particular line he adopts, as a concrete expression of that stance, in the different social...

American Polarization

American Polarization

An unjust man is abominable to the righteous, and he who is upright in the way is abominable to the wicked (Pro 29:27). I am not saying that one politcal party is sinful versus the other party as not sinful. Nor am I saying that the Lord is on one side of a particular...

Not in the Fire!

Not in the Fire!

"Go forth and stand on the mountain before the LORD." And behold, the LORD was passing by! ... the LORD was not in the wind. .. the LORD was not in the earthquake. ... the LORD was not in the fire. (1 Kings 19:11,12) “God displayed before the prophet’s eyes a...

The Word & Christ are One

The Word & Christ are One

These verses [ed. Psalm 119:118-119] continue the emphasis that runs through the whole section: the identity of Yahweh and his word. To love him is to love his word, to shelter in him is to hope in his word, to reject his word is to be rejected by him. Fearing his...

A Believer Obsessed with the Word of Christ

A Believer Obsessed with the Word of Christ

41 May Your lovingkindnesses also come to me, O LORD, Your salvation according to Your word; 42 So I will have an answer for him who reproaches me, For I trust in Your word. 43 And do not take the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, For I wait for Your ordinances....