God Hates Sin. And he has good reason to hate sin. It breaks his moral law. It deprives human beings of their full flourishing. It brings pain and heart-ache to others. It creates destruction and violence in the world. It destroys the beauty of his creation. And the list goes on . . . God’s … More God Hates.
He has a name above every name. One day, perhaps one day soon, “Every knee will bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:10-11) The good news of the gospel is the sound of God … More Reck With This if Ye Will
Found this never published post in my “draft” file. Don’t know how I lost track of it but here it is a 18 months late but still with an important point and now with a brief reflection on how to live post election. In My Humble Opinion. Every election is important. In a republic, it … More Something to Do When the President Disappoints You
Reading with the Pastor Matthew 15, Proverbs 15, and Psalm 15 The staff are off today and the office is closed. Today we take time off and remember a man greatly used of God to move the nation forward toward justice and peace. Though recent years have proved that there is far more work to do, … More This MLK Holiday
Monday is for Thinking ISIS, unfortunately, is not going to go away over night, unless Jesus comes back and puts an end to all war. That day will come but until it does, Christians need to think and pray hard about how should we live in a world with ISIS and how do we, as … More Should We Pray for ISIS to be Destroyed or Saved?
Tuesday is for Thinking It was a Sabbath day like no other. Jesus and the Pharisees were about to go head to head over His healing ministry. High drama on a Sabbath. And compassion for a man in pain was the battlefield. And he said to them, “The Son of Man is Lord of the … More Fury at Jesus
Wednesday is for Prayer It is the night before He suffered. The Passover is a people-shaping event in the Jewish calendar. It celebrates God’s selection of the Jews out of Egypt. It celebrates God’s hearing the suffering of his people and acting for them. It celebrates God’s sparing the first-born child of Israel. It celebrates God’s … More The Passover Approaches, The Lamb is Ready
Wednesday is for Prayer 2 O Lord, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not hear? Or cry to you “Violence!” and you will not save? 3 Why do you make me see iniquity, and why do you idly look at wrong? Destruction and violence are before me; strife and contention arise. … More Living in a World Gone Mad
Monday is for Discussion Think of all the things we might reasonably surmise are sure bets concerning future events. Ready? Go. The sun will rise. The congress will not solve our debt crisis on Monday. A politician will prove he or she has zero character and will still ask people to vote for him or … More Betting on the Future and Why Eschatology Matters
Weekend Musing The Week after the election I did a message on the book of Habakkuk. In the second service, I did a mini message on “Habakkuk’s First Woe” (Hab. 2:6-8) that I wish I had included in the first service. The following week, during our Thursday recording of the message, I asked our team … More Getting Something for Nothing and What God’s Word Says (Video)