Biblical Manhood – Consistency In His Testimony, Evans Olang

John 9:1-41, “25 He answered and said, “Whether He is a sinner or not I do not know. One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see.”image

The story of a man born blind in John 9 is one of my favorite healing stories in the bible. John dedicates a whole chapter to address the healing of this man and the response from both those who saw him healed and his own testimony. While this is a notable miracle, the emphasis here is not the miracle but the purpose of the miracle. This is a picture of salvation, the testimony that lasts. This is a picture of He who initiates the salvation process and completes it. This is a picture of being born of water and the Spirit (washing and believing) Continue reading

Nothing Can Talk Me Out Of What He Did, Evans Olang

John 9:1-38, “25 He answered and said, “Whether He is a sinner or not I do not know. One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see.”

What runs through your mind when you face something that appears to be a challenge or a struggle? The first thought possible and common question, “what did I do wrong”? We equate the challenge to be a punishment for something we may have done wrong. We begin to scan our memories of what it could be. Continue reading

Hebrews 11: To Please God, Evans Olang

Hebrews 11:5-6, “5 By faith Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death, “and was not found, because God had taken him”; for before he was taken he had this testimony, that he pleased God. 6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him”

To continue with Hebrews 11, we read of a moving account of faithful OT saints and given such titles as, “The Saint’s Hall of Fame”, ”The Honor Roll of OT Saints”, and “Heroes of Faith”. They attest to the value of living by faith. Continue reading