The Everlasting Kingdom

Posted by on Jan 5, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments
The Everlasting Kingdom

  Daniel 2:44, “The God of heaven will set up a kingdom that shall never be destroyed, nor shall the kingdom be left to another people. It shall break in pieces all these kingdoms and bring them to an end, and it shall stand forever…” I hadn’t considered before the implications for temporal perspective found […]

In Spirit and In Truth

Posted by on Jan 1, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments
In Spirit and In Truth

  John 4:24, “God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth.” (See also John 3:6; 14:6,9; 16:14-15). In Spirit, I believe, means that one must be “born of the Spirit,” or to use a systematic theological category: “regenerated.” A person cannot worship the Father until they have been […]

Why The World Hates Jesus

Posted by on Dec 29, 2017 in Uncategorized | 3 Comments
Why The World Hates Jesus

  “but [the world] hates me because I testify concerning it that its works are evil.” – John 7:7 Very clear, very straightforward, very telling. The world hates the true Christ (and God in Him) why? Jesus says it comes down to the fact that He testifies to the world that its works are evil. This […]

For All Time

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments
For All Time

“[Christ] offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins…” – Hebrews 10:12 A few months ago, I shared a message at my local church on the topic of “seeing Jesus in the Old Testament.” The strategy I used in an attempt to help people “see Jesus” in the first 2/3 of scripture was drawn from […]

How Majestic is Your Name

Posted by on Sep 4, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Psalm 8:3-4, “When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?” God has made the universe essentially infinite in order to mercifully dwarf […]

God Meant it For Good

Posted by on Aug 4, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments
God Meant it For Good

  “As For you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good…” – Genesis 50:20 The most implication-laden element of this sentence is that word, “meant.” It’s used twice in verse 20. God Meant… First we see Joseph say that his brothers meant what they did to him as evil…that’s not surprising, we […]

Fellowship in Suffering

Posted by on Jul 25, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Fellowship in Suffering

“…that I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings…” – Philippians 3:10 A few months ago a statement made by my pastor struck me and helped to spur on the musings below. He said something along the lines of, “there is an almost mystical communion that the believer […]

The Lamp of the Body

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments
The Lamp of the Body

“The eye is the lamp of the body. So if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!” – Matthew 6:22 In Matthew’s account, this […]

Then You Will Know

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in Uncategorized | One Comment
Then You Will Know

“God said to Moses, ‘I AM WHO I AM.’ And He said, ‘Say to the people of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” – Exodus 3:14″So Jesus said to them, ‘When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am…’” – John 8:28 English translations of John 8:28 will […]

The Desolation That Secures Our Joy

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments
The Desolation That Secures Our Joy

“And we know that for those who love God, all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purposes.” – Romans 8:28   All Things For Good?  Paul says we know that for those who love God, all things work together for good. Do we know that? Do we know […]