In 1 Timothy 1:1 Paul identifies himself as a apostle. After the resurrection of Jesus, the title “apostle” was truly a title of the highest order. Paul used this title to underline the authority of what he is to say to the church of...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Homosexuals throw a street party while thousands suffer. Corrupt politicians ignored the levy problems for decades. Now they promise to help those whom they destroyed. Looting occurred almost instantly. Rescuers were being attacked and harassed....[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Pastor Shawn Mathis was raised by God-fearing parents, served in the Air Force, worked as an electrical engineer and then entered the ministry by Godâ€™s grace....
Sometimes how people react to problems shows who or what their God is. When trouble comes, where do people go for help? Help not only for psychological and spiritual issues but also physical help.So, where did thousands turn when Katrina hit? Did...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
In the one year anniverary of Katrina, the great gurus and thinkers of America rattle off many and sundry lessons learned from that terrible time. Movies and documentaries (I use the word loosely) are being shown as well. blaming the government,...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
â€śRuff!! Ruff!â€ť â€śWhat theâ€¦,â€ť exclaimed a weary-eyed sleeper. Fumbling like a drunken bum, he finally found the clock. His brain stared at the devise until it registered the true state of affairs: â€śItâ€™s 6:00 in the morning!â€ť With a heavy sigh, he...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Defense of the Biblical doctrine of justification by faith alone should be the ready stance of all believers.Â This includes not merely explaining it but also critiquing those views undermining it.Â Such views have come to the fore in the last few...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
We at the OPC are indeed greatly blessed by our covenant God. This is seen not only at the local and regional levels of the church but also at the larger General Assembly level: He has given us dynamic Christian education opportunities not only...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
At one time, while in friendly discussion about God's soveriegnty, I quoted Matthew 10:29 by memory:"...And not one of them [sparrows] falls to the ground apart from your Father's will."She replied in disbelief--she had never heard of such. So, I...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
In Psalm 110 the ancient writer presents his ancient and modern readers with a most amazing teaching. Couched in the beauty of the poetry of that day he sets forth teachings which transcend time. First, as king he declares that he has a lord....[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Leonard J. Coppes, Th.D.
Dr. Leonard J. Coppes is a graduate of Bethel Seminary (B.D.), Princeton Seminary (Th.M.), and Westminster Seminary (Th. D.) and has done extended graduate...