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  • The covenants of promise

    Chris Frost, contributing writer|May 13, 2023

    At Mountain Bible Church this Spring, we are going through an Eschatology sermon series. Eschatology is a theological category that deals with the doctrine of prophecy or future things to come. The basis of all Bible prophecy is the Abrahamic Covenant that God made with Abraham (Gen. 12:1-3; 15) and the enlargements of that covenant to Israel found in the Davidic Covenant (2 Sam. 7:10-16) and the New Covenant (Jer. 31:31-34). These are called covenants of promise (Eph. 2:12) in contrast with...

  • Did the disciples really believe Jesus rose from the dead?

    Chris Frost, contributing writer|Apr 1, 2023

    The short answer is no. No, the disciples did not believe Jesus rose from the dead, initially. None of them believed. Not even one! The New Testament teaches us that they actually fought hard not to believe in the resurrection. This piece of evidence is actually very important because liberal scholars, who try and cast doubt on the resurrection, say the disciples were trying to psyche themselves up to believe in a resurrection. One popular explanation for the resurrection is that the disciples...

  • Does God love everyone?

    Chris Frost, contributing writer|Mar 4, 2023

    John Calvin commented on John 3:16 that, "People are not easily convinced that God loves them." The New Testament authors spend a great deal of time explaining, persuading, reasoning and giving evidence to the fact that God loves everyone. Then and now, there is so much rubbish of conventional religious notions that has to be hauled away before one comes to an in-depth experience and understanding of God's love. Overtime, many Christians have been exposed to false teaching, usually by all too...

  • Weekend forecast 100% chance of wine

    Chris Frost, contributing writer|Feb 4, 2023

    Recently, I was teaching at Mountain Bible Church on John 2:1-11 where Jesus turns water into wine. Speaking on the subject of alcohol at church can sometimes be tough as one navigates all the various experiences of others and opinions on the subject. I certainly didn't want to blow up someone's sobriety, and yet I still wanted to be faithful to the Scriptures and what they present as a whole on the topic of wine and how that helps us interpret this passage in John's gospel. The Bible speaks...

  • Don't go through the holidays alone

    Chris Frost, contributing writer|Dec 3, 2022

    If I may borrow from Dickens, the holidays can be the best of times and the worst of times. Holidays can intensify feelings of anxiety and worry for some and for different reasons. The grinch of grief is one culprit who can steel our joy during the holiday season. Some have experienced a death of a family member this year or close friend, or maybe a pet. Some have a child who has joined the military or gone away to college and they have gone through the process of missing them; and for others...

  • Flowers are our teachers

    Chris Frost, contributing writer|Oct 1, 2022

    I came across a poem written by a 14-year-old boy, Jason Lehman, which was originally published as part of a "Dear Abby" article. It chides us to live in the moment and, I will point out, to learn the lesson of the flower. Listen to the wisdom of this youth: It was spring, but it was summer I wanted, The warm days, and the great outdoors. It was summer, but it was fall I wanted, The colorful leaves, and the cool, dry air. It was fall, but it was winter I wanted, The beautiful snow, and the joy...

  • Laying our rocks down

    Chris Frost, contributing writer|Sep 3, 2022

    Empathy is an important skill for us to develop in all of our relationships. Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. In the scriptures there is a story of how Jesus showed empathy with his presence and posture, and with his keen ability to listen to a situation and discern it as it unfolded before him. Religious leaders brought a woman who had been caught in an immoral act, which they believed deserved capital punishment. They had a Bible verse to prove it! The...

  • Jesus' Scandalous Love

    Chris Frost, contributing writer|Aug 20, 2022

    My name is Chris Frost. I am the happy husband of Sara Frost and proud daddy of our three children. I am also the pastor of Mountain Bible, an on-call chaplain at the hospital and recent owner of Tehachapi Flower Shop. However, this column is designated to articulating God's grace as described in the ancient Scriptures. I will be speaking solely from and on behalf of my role as pastor at my church. This month at MBC we began a mini-sermon series on the parable of the prodigal son. In Luke 15...