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?
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.
There was a popular game when I was a teenager that my youth leaders used to demonstrate the danger of spreading gossip. At least that was what I believed the ultimate point of the game to be. You probably remember this game too. Everyone forms a circle and a randomly selected person begins by whispering … Continue reading Digital gossip and sharing the truth.
Does absence make the heart grow fonder? I believe it does. It’s not just a cheesy line used in the best selling Rom Com’s nor is it merely a happily-ever-after line from a Disney classic. I think it’s true to say that when we are separated from people for whom we deeply love and care … Continue reading Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
I will never forget the deep reluctance I wrestled with when I first began sensing that hard to describe “call to preach.” I say reluctant because I gave The Lord a million reasons for why I shouldn’t “preach” and to be honest I couldn’t think of a reason for why I should—other than the searing … Continue reading The makings of a preacher.
Let me preface this article with a statement: If you're looking for a political argument then you are reading the wrong blog. I am neither qualified nor willing to take part in the mud slinging that we call 'modern politics.' I simply am using the impeachment trial as an illustration because... well, I simply love … Continue reading The Impeachment trial, Jay Sekulow, and The Resurrected Christ.
And immediately he proclaimed Jesus in the synagogues, saying, "He is the Son of God." -Acts 9:20, ESV.Just consider, for a moment, who the pronoun "he" is referring to in the verse mentioned above... Meet the man who held the coats of the men who publicly executed one of the church's first deacons. Meet the … Continue reading From Persecutor to Proclaimer.