when we are slandered, we respond graciously. Even now, we are like the scum of the earth, like everyone’s garbage.” (1Corinthians 4:13 CSB) The world hates Christians—it’s not hard to see. Yes, there are some who are indifferent to us, the ones who say, “I don’t mind you being a Christian as long as it doesn’t … Continue reading We Are Like Everyone’s Garbage
“A person should think of us in this way: as servants of Christ and managers of the mysteries of God.” (1 Corinthians 4:1 CSB) The Bible speaks of the “mysteries of God.” But what does that mean? To put it simply, the mystery of God is His plan for all of history to culminate with … Continue reading Managers of the Mysteries of God
Friends, after doing some thinking I have decided to make a big decision regarding my weekly writing. Beginning very soon—maybe with my next post—my weekly blog articles will come from my Substack newsletter, which you can subscribe to here (please!). If my blogs come to you via email, you don’t need to do anything. But … Continue reading Bye WordPress, Hello Substack
We have lost our wonder; we have misplaced our awe. In an age when we use the term awesome so flippantly, it’s easy to understand we’ve lost the gravitas of the word. In short, we are not beholding as we should. In his book Behold: An Invitation to Wonder (Christian Focus, 2021), pastor and author … Continue reading Beholding our Lord
It was eighth grade. I was on my way to class when I noticed a girl fell down and dropped all of her books. My gut reaction was to help pick up books, so that’s what I did. She had another person helping her up in the process. As much as I can recall, a … Continue reading A Story of God’s Providence
“And he went up on the mountain and called to him those whom he desired, and they came to him.” (Mark 3:13 ESV) I know it makes us uncomfortable, but the Bible does not shy away from using God-centered language when mentioning our salvation. And in the above passage, it is the same thing—except in … Continue reading Whom He Desired
“The applause of the world is worth nothing. When it is got, what have you? A vain empty puff of wind. They think much of you, you think much of yourself, and in the meantime, God thinks nothing of you.” (Thomas Boston) In chapter 1 of Galatians, the Apostle Paul gives a thunderous rebuke of … Continue reading God Will Think Nothing of You
If you believe the Bible—if you believe what God says in his Word—be prepared for society to come at you with a vengeance. Long gone are the days when the culture simply wanted equality; they are past equality and demand our approval. Don’t budge. If you believe the Bible—if you believe Scripture is inspired by … Continue reading If You Believe the Bible
Did Jesus die for everybody? This question seems rather simple on the surface, but if you peel back a layer of Scripture you’ll find it’s a pretty complex question. Theologians debate, friends argue, and the layperson doesn’t even know it’s a question. So, did He die for everybody? The short answer is No. And, in … Continue reading Did Jesus Die for Everybody?
I love my family. I am married to the most amazing woman and am the father of two beautiful little girls. It doesn’t get much better. However, I don’t love my wife the same way I love my children, and vice versa. It’s not as if I love my wife more than my children or … Continue reading Does God Love Everybody the Same?