How God deals with Lingering Lot.

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.

How the Tower of Babel Comes Up Short.

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.

The God Who Chooses to Redeem.

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.

How hearing affects your heart.

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.

The stain that Jesus can wash away.

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.

Birth, Babies, and the School of Life.

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.