For when Solomon was old his wives turned away his heart after other gods, and his heart was not wholly true to the Lord his God, as was the heart of David his father.1 Kings 11:4, ESV When I read that verse last Thursday morning, I immediately prayed, Lord, break my neck before you let … Continue reading Feel The Shock Of Solomon Turning Away.
I am absolutely convinced of this truth: The most impactful thing you can do for your soul is to read God’s Word in a comprehensive way and on a consistent basis. There are two points in that truth worth mentioning: Read the Bible comprehensively, that is read it from cover to cover. Read the Bible … Continue reading 3 Tips For Reading The Bible.
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.
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.
*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
The devil is a master trickster. He’s slick, silver-tongued, and skillful in the art of deception. In fact, his trick is of such caliber that he’s been at it for thousands of years with the same old dirty trick. Oh yes, the method used in the garden is still employed today. Granted the vices used … Continue reading The Tempter’s Trick