All posts by Josh Strelecki

Josh Strelecki, Pastor-Teacher of Twin Cities Grace Fellowship

Deadly Regrets – “If Only?”

“For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am: and His grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: ...

Resolutions or Renew Pt. 3

(from a church email in 2017) Godliness, that is, god-like-ness is the very thing that He is faithfully performing by His words. His words renew our mind, shape our thinking, search our inward parts, and discern the thoughts and intents of our heart; and, as it effectually works, it is to the end of accomplishing ...

Resolutions or Renew Pt. 2

(from a church email written in 2017) Looking at resolutions needs to be put into perspective. Oftentimes, resolutions are good and nothing morally or ethically wrong with them according to the world. In fact, some may think why even talk about resolutions for they are often made privately; therefore, they are hands off, and to ...

The Counsel of His Will of All Things

The Father of our Lord Jesus Christ appointed the Word heir of all things. All these things are in the bosom of the Father and would be represented by the Word and Wisdom before the earth ever was. Christ, the express image of God’s person, the brightness of His glory, and all the fulness of ...

Resolutions or Renew Pt. 1

(from a church email written in 2017) As the New Year begins to take shape and resolutions begin to be sought after thinking of “godliness” can provide soundness and “power” behind decisions.  The sound doctrine of God’s Word unto godliness will aid in determining the value of a resolution and the value of pursuing them ...

Light & Darkness

(reposting from old blog from Dec. 29th, 2011) Being made aware of certain events, details, and other random information is a part of our everyday life. Gaining knowledge and exercising knowledge begins as soon as we wake up in the morning. We do this particularly in specific areas of expertise. In other words, in our ...

The Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ

The Father-Son description between the Godhead denotes intimacy and love as God chose to reveal Himself through that which He ordained, that is, the family. Wherefore, the family distinguishment is exclusively chosen by the Godhead to highlight closeness, knitness, compactness, and communion. The Father-Son designation is primarily spread abroad in the books of Matthew-Revelation, commonly ...

Thanksgiving

I expect everyone is preparing their favorite Thanksgiving meals, maybe trying a few or one new dish this year.  I am not sure how Thanksgiving’s are for everyone, but they are commonly a time to reflect upon what we are thankful for.  As I have taken some time to think about what I am thankful ...

A Glimpse of Glory in A Letter | A Primer for the Epistle to the Ephesians

“Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:”~ Ephesians 1:1 ~ The letter to the Ephesians is the long-awaited “perfect is come” (1 Cor. 13:10). The doctrine in Ephesians contains the “deep things” “prepared” and “ordained before the ...

The Simplicity That Is In Christ

This issue of “simplicity” has been a matter that has been employed countless of times.  If you had a nickel for every time one used this issue in a conversation we all would be rich.  I am not saying there isn’t a context for this, for Paul uses it in 2 Corinthians 11:4; however, often ...

Justification By Faith: Looking At The Evidence

Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith. [28] Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. [29] Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the ...

Who Are You?

“Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?” {1 Corinthians 3:5} The Corinthian divisions were from the strife and envying going on among them, that were rooted and embedded in the fleshly wisdom of the world. By nature, each man seeks ...

When It Becomes What You Do

Former post from previous blog…Brief Thoughts………. I have been mulling over the scriptures: mostly Romans 8:26-27 and the intercessory ministry of the Spirit to provide the things we “ought” to know.  In so doing and learning the Spirit provides us knowledge through the word of God, I have compared much 1 Corinthians 2 with Romans ...

The Fruits of The Mind of Christ

“For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.” {1 Corinthians 2:16} The mind of the Lord reaches back to its counsel and forward to its fulness with justifiable provision made by Himself. The mind of the Lord is the cause, reason, and ...

The Mind of Christ

“But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that ...

The Foolishness of God Pt. 2

“But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:”{1 Corinthians 2:6} It pleased our Father to have all fulness dwell in Christ. Therefore, in Christ dwells the fulness of the Godhead bodily. Christ would bear and does bear in His body ...

A Call For God’s Fast

The historic echo chamber of fleshly wisdom of the world has and continues to unveil man’s utter foolishness to address the substantive conflicts of each subsequent day to provide everlasting results. Man’s search for worldly salvation and peace always quickly turns into individual, partisan, or national self discovery. Moreover, religious groupthink is so malleable. Religion ...

The Foolishness of God Pt. 1

“To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.”{Romans 16:27} God’s wisdom is expressed, manifest, revealed throughout the testimony of history. “The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath He established the heavens. By His knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew (Pro. ...

A Case & Thoughts for The Gathering of The Local Church

In 2020 the church at large was faced with an extremely difficult dilemma. COVID and the recommendation of the experts pressed us into our homes. For many Christians this wasn’t so awful seeing they could attend church via livestream. In a survey completed just prior to the concerns of COVID one question asked, “Worshiping alone ...

A Father in the Faith

Grace and Peace, “Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.” {Philippians 4:9}                    It is a sheer post Cross provision to be sons and daughters of God.  Having received the Spirit of adoption we are granted to ...