Posts Categorized: Franks Blog

Is There Anything New Under the Sun?

Genesis 1:26-28 “Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.’  So God created man in his own… Read more »

Spiral of Silence – Part 2

2 Corinthians 4:13 “It is written: ‘I believed; therefore I have spoken.’ With that same spirit of faith we also believe and therefore speak.”   I was watching the debates of the presidential candidates. If we mean that each side can come and present their views then that is a debate. But often what happens… Read more »

Spiral of Silence

2 Corinthians 4:13 “I believed; therefore I have spoken.”   Over the past few weeks I have been hearing a lot about the “spiral of silence” and decided that I would do some research and see what it is all about and how it pertains to us.   Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann was a German political scientist… Read more »

Our Belief: Preference or Conviction

A belief one supposedly has is either a preference or a conviction. A preference can be a strong belief and with that belief go into full time service, being a teacher, pastor or even a missionary. It can be a strong belief and give all of our wealth to it and be energetic in proselytizing… Read more »

Are We Complainers?

Genesis 42:36 “Their father Jacob said to them, ‘You have deprived me of my children. Joseph is no more and Simeon is no more, and now you want to take Benjamin. Everything is against me!’”   When we look at the end of Jacob’s life, we see how he thought that everything was against him,… Read more »

Energy

ENERGY   God says in Leviticus 26:19: “And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass.” And in Deuteronomy 28:23: “And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron.” The… Read more »

Rights! What Rights?

Rabbi Lapin, like many Rabbis, declare that Hebrew is the Lord’s language and even suggest that this was the language spoken in the beginning. We do know that the Torah and most of the Old Testament was written in Hebrew. Rabbi Lapin goes on to say: “If there is no Hebrew word for something, then… Read more »

What is Real Freedom?

John 8:32 “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”   John 8:36 “Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.”   When we ask ourselves the question: What is real freedom? What comes to our mind? Being out of debt, having enough money (but when… Read more »

Paralyzed by Fear

Not only can fear paralyze us, but it can produce what we fear. Job 3:25, “For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.”   We also find that fear is contagious and can be passed on to others around us. There… Read more »

Money or Relationships

Most people tend to think that money and fame are the things that we need the most. However, the most important thing in life are our relationships.   As I look back on my time in Operation Mobilization the one thing that has been highlighted to me has been relationships that I have formed over… Read more »