Let me tell you something that you most likely have never thought before: The devil hates that pen stowed away in your desk drawer. He hates that pen because he hates it when you read the Bible with a pen in your hand. He hates that pen because that pen in your desk drawer is … Continue reading Why the Devil hates the pen in your desk drawer.
True treasures are always found and never created.
You want to hear what God has to say about something. That's the treasure: God's word of truth. But how do you find that?
You can’t scroll through The Bible like you scroll your Twitter feed.
As a culture we love bite-size. I don’t think it’s necessarily a negative thing. We love (or at least I do) sliders for lunch—I can eat those things in one bite literally. They just seem more satisfying to me than working through a 1/2 pound angus burger. HGTV hosts a show called tiny homes. The … Continue reading You can’t scroll through The Bible like you scroll your Twitter feed.
Is Jesus Christ a treasure to you? After wiping the sweat away from wrestling in the theologically deep waters of 2 Corinthians 3-4:6, I felt exhausted. It’s a tough section. Like an intellectual marathon beginning with a Pauline commentary on the events of Exodus 32-34 to offering a theological defense of how certain Corinthians rejection of … Continue reading Divine Treasure.
“But when Pharaoh saw that the rain and the hail and the thunder had ceased, he sinned yet again and hardened his heart, he and his servants.”—Exodus 9:34, ESV. This thought has been on my mind a lot recently. I formed it into a question that I think frames a common assumption today. Hopefully the … Continue reading Stony Hearts.
Three “C’s” for Personal Evangelism
I recently received a question from a student that demanded a practical answer. The question: How can I gain courage to share my faith? My answer is first to define the question. By courage I assume first that the question is one regarding confidence. Secondly I am assuming the faith is a reference to ones’ … Continue reading Three “C’s” for Personal Evangelism
The big and the small.
On January 22, 1973, the SCOTUS ruled in favor of abortion in the case of Roe vs. Wade. A decade (plus one year) later Ronald Reagan declared January 22 as “Sanctity of Human Life Sunday.” I should preface this blog with a statement. I am 100% pro-life. I don’t know how I could possibly be … Continue reading The big and the small.
The only two things you better know.
For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified…said the Apostle Paul to the Corinthian boasters. It is of great interest to me that it was Paul who dropped this little bomb. It’s impressive actually, purely because of Paul’s impressive resume. Paul wasn’t stupid. Paul knew a … Continue reading The only two things you better know.
On level ground we stand.
An ancient city dating back to 600 B.C. Corinth rested on a narrow geographical isthmus between two key ports Cenchrea and Lechaeum. The city provided a narrow strip of land, only 4 miles wide in some areas, on which sailors could transport small ships via a primitive railway system. This was highly preferred to the … Continue reading On level ground we stand.
2017, Three Reflections. One conclusion.
As I sat in my office today, at lunch, a staggering thought pressed upon my mind, “This has been the greatest year of my life.” For clarity, the other years have not been “bad” but the last 365 days have produced such momentous events that the year of 2017 will bear an indelible mark on … Continue reading 2017, Three Reflections. One conclusion.
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