Ask the Pastor – 1/15/22

This week’s question probably comes from one our our One Year Bible readers concerning the use of names in the book of Genesis. Here’s the question: “In Genesis, why is Jacob/Israel so inconsistently named? When God changed Abram’s name to Abraham, that was that, but not with Jacob/Israel.”

Are we seeing transformed lives in our churches today?

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” – Romans 12:1-2 (NKJV) In the 12th chapter


“I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also” (2 Timothy 1:5 NIV). The church of my youth had annual revival services. We would often have an evangelist come and share how God had miraculously saved