I love Isaiah chapter 55. I love it for many reasons. I love it because it teaches me, a follower of Christ, of my Lord’s good and joyful plan for His people (55: 12-13). I love it because it reminds me that I do not worship a wimpy God unable to fulfill His purposes, but … Continue reading Does God feel distant to you?
It’s a story we are all too familiar with: Sodom and Gomorrah. In fact, I would be willing to say that your familiarity is so strong that you could easily rehearse the facts without much mental effort. Shoot, you might even be able quote Ezekiel’s prophetic explanation of the ancient twin cities ominous destruction. Kudos … Continue reading How God deals with Lingering Lot.
What was happening in the land of Shinar? You have probably never given much thought to the genealogies in the Bible, especially those recorded in Genesis. Their names are difficult to enunciate, they seem foreign to our Western minds, and we may ponder if these parts are as inspired as the epic historical narratives that … Continue reading How the Tower of Babel Comes Up Short.
One Momentous Theological Point. I once read, in a book teaching effective communication, that building a sermon around one major point is extremely effective. I remember laughing to myself because I struggle to zone down my sermon points from like 20 theological conclusions to the good old fashioned three Baptist alliterated points, that is all … Continue reading The God Who Chooses to Redeem.
Notice the quotation marks in the title. I am very dramatically with an emphatic facial expression utilizing my fingers to loudly make air quotations here. It’s important that you see that word ‘want’ and that you think about it deeply. I’m not asking if you’re ready to meet Jesus—ready or not you will meet Him … Continue reading How hearing affects your heart.
You don’t build a three hundred yard ark from gopher wood because your a master of statistics. You do such a thing because the Word of God has enabled you to see what is naturally unseen, by faith.
Sinners have not grown too hard for the Word. On July 8, 1741 Jonathan Edwards preached arguably the most influential sermon ever delivered on the North American Continent. Popularly known by it’s title, Sinners in the hands of an angry God, Edwards expounded a text from Deuteronomy to vividly explain the dire and utter hopeless … Continue reading The stain that Jesus can wash away.
Some things are better understood through the school of life. That is to say that you can’t learn everything in a classroom. The proof of this can be observed in the pedagogy employed in classrooms as early as kindergarten. Certainly, the field trip to the Birmingham zoo when I was five years old was not … Continue reading Birth, Babies, and the School of Life.
*The following is a manuscript from this week's Theology Thursday video. Theological Thursday, Impeccability of Christ, Hebrews 2:18, 4:!5-16 Good afternoon and welcome to Theological Thursday. I normally write these in my blog—and the manuscript for this will be there if you prefer to read, but I thought … Continue reading Breaking Points and the Impeccability of Christ
This article is a guest post contributed by Ethan Maness. Ethan is currently working towards pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering. Currently he is part of a student group that meets weekly to discuss an expositional study of Romans and converse over theological doctrines, which inspired the following article. Enjoy this great piece! Over the … Continue reading The Image of God Reflected in the Mission of God.