From Vanishing Point to Vanishing Point

29th July, 2013 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

Trying to wrap my head around the concept of eternity is nearly a futile endeavor.  What does “from everlasting to everlasting” mean?  A.W. Tozer says that the Hebrew lexicon translates these words “from vanishing point to vanishing point.”  Put in another way everlasting means from the vanishing point of the past to the vanishing point » Read More

Psalm 1:1 — Choices

18th June, 2013 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

My post yesterday about the majesty of God and how we are losing our sense of the awesomeness of who God is prompted me and a friend to make a promise to each other. We would read a Psalm each day and ask the question: who is God and what is He like? So, today » Read More

Scattering the Church

15th April, 2013 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

“All but the apostles were scattered.” After the death of Stephen, persecution against the believers in Jesus intensified. Tthe believers left Jerusalem and scattered throughout Judea and Samaria to escape men like Saul of Tarsus. There are two Greek words for the English word “scatter.”  The first Greek word refers to something that is scattered and » Read More

The Life and Letters of Paul

19th January, 2013 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

I am deep in the thoes of writing God’s Great Covenant: New Testament 2 (Acts, Epistles, and Revelation).  I am gathering together the biggest amount of resources so far. Calvin, Boice, Stott, Kistemake, F.F. Bruce, Dennis Johnson … that’s just to name a few of the commentaries I’m referring to as I write. And, I recently » Read More

Resolutions or Legacy

3rd January, 2013 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

The beginning of a new year is the time that many of us feel the need to make resolutions. We resolve to be more organized, lose weight, exercise more,be more honest, read the Bible more often, or lose our temper less often. Some resolutions are commitments to stop a particular sin; others are decisions to make life-style » Read More

Why study theology?

22nd October, 2012 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

Does the idea of studying theology sound boring? What comes to your mind when you hear the word “theology?” Personally, I love theology. I love reading theology books, thinking about theology, and teaching theology to others. In fact, at the end of a long Saturday doing laundry, mopping floors, and cleaning clutter, my feet are tired, my » Read More

Better or Worse — God never changes

2nd October, 2012 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

Everything in life changes. From day to day the weather goes from hot to cold, my energy level goes up and done, nothing stays the same. When I start each day, I don’t know what my day will look like. Appointments are cancelled, new appointments made — I never know in the morning how many changes » Read More

Prayer of Faith

21st March, 2011 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

Prayer and faith are undeniably connected, but what does that connection look like? The “prayer of faith” is a Biblical idea that many misunderstand. If you pray the “prayer of faith”  with absolute confidence, is God obligated to answer your prayer? Do our prayers have some executive power to summon the power of God and » Read More

Holiness — An Attitude of the Heart

6th June, 2010 - Posted by Claire Larsen - 2 Comments

The Lord calls us to be holy. As the teacher’s notes in GGC:OT2, Chapter 1 says, holiness is primarily an attitude of the heart, not a way to behave. When we become believers, something  strange happens to us. God changes our hearts. Over time we begin to think differently and have different values. What we desire » Read More

Three Important Words

4th June, 2010 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

I was enjoying talking about the God’s Great Covenant series with the young pastor and his wife at the Florida Parent Educators Association homeschool fair in Orlando last week. Then the wife said the three words that I believe are a good description of CAP’s Bible series for children. What are those words? Redemptive … » Read More

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