This week’s Bible study will be Ephesians chapter three

Inviting the Holy Spirit Into Our Hearts [Ephesians chapter three] Last week as we concluded chapter two of the Book of Ephesians, the apostle Paul had just concluded his comments regarding the status of everyone who believes in Jesus Christ and follows his commandments. All are “fellow citizens and members of God’s household”. In 21st […]

Clearing up the mystery surrounding the resurrection of Christ

Misunderstanding Jesus’ Crucifixion: a Kernel of Truth by Rev. Paul J. Bern Over the centuries as Christianity has gradually been bent towards the interests of organized religion (or Religion Inc. as I call it), the story of Jesus’ final fateful week in Jerusalem was reshaped to minimize his overturning of the money tables at the […]

This week’s Bible study will move on to Ephesians chapter two

Being Saved By Grace [Ephesians chapter two] When we left off last week at the end of chapter one, the apostle Paul is imploring the church at Ephesus to take their faith to a higher level by recognizing the supreme authority of Christ Jesus. As he begins what later became chapter two of this epistle, […]

Somewhere along the way, organized religion and Jesus got separated

How Christianity Lost Jesus by Rev. Paul J. Bern It is one of the conundrums of religious history: How did Christianity – a religion based on the teachings of a pacifist who said ‘love your enemy’ and who defended the poor, the outcast, and the most vulnerable – become so twisted into nearly its opposite? […]

Just a short promotional for a good cause

Tee shirt fund raiser here at Progressive Christian Ministries of Atlanta; faith-based Tee shirts, quantity discounts, tax deductible! All proceeds are for ISBN numbers and marketing expenses for 2 more books; plus, a replacement digital piano and desktop PC; $12.95, 2 for $20.95, etc. http://www.pcmatl.org/#!tee-shirt-fund-raiser/c1sda 21 styles altogether, men’s or ladies, most sizes available except […]

This week’s Bible study will finish up the rest of Ephesians chapter one

Opening the Eyes of Our Hearts [Ephesians chapter 1, verses 15-23] Today we will finish up the first chapter in the book of Ephesians. Last week we learned that all true Christians whose belief in Jesus Christ is absolute and irrevocable – provided we make a genuine effort to avoid sinning, as well as remaining […]

Maintaining One’s Objectivity While Surrounded By Insanity

Empathy and Compassion As the Antidote to Chaos by Rev. Paul J. Bern Mass shootings here at home, combined with rumors of wars between Russia, China and the US in every combination you can think of, not to mention the Middle East, are making most of us think the entire world is coming unglued. In […]

For this week’s Bible study we’ll start the Book of Ephesians

Having the Mark of the Spirit [Ephesians chapter 1, verses 1-14] This week we begin our study of the next consecutive book in the New Testament, the book of Ephesians. This book, like the book of Colossians we just finished, was written by the apostle Paul, the twelfth apostle. Among the highlights in this book […]

On Matters of Faith (part two)

On Matters of Faith [John chapter nine part two] by Rev. Paul J. Bern Last week when we left off at verse 23, I was comparing the Pharisee’s shabby treatment of the blind man who had been healed by Jesus to that of many aspiring Christians who have been driven away from mainstream churches. I […]