June 21, 2015
Jesus’ sovereignly ordained run-in with the oft-married Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well outside Sychar is a remarkable story of non-prejudice in action. Jesus reveals to her that He is the Better Well, the Wellspring with Living Water, the Gift of God; He tells her plainly He is the Christ (The Messiah).
April 26, 2015
From Moses to the minor prophets and throughout the Psalter, we see the summation of God’s character exemplified by two things: His steadfast love and faithfulness. And the ultimate way God has demonstrated His steadfast love and faithfulness to us is by sending His Son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins.
April 19, 2015
Psalm 121 is one of the Psalms of Ascent (Psalms 120-134). Pivotal throughout this Psalm is the Hebrew word, Shamar. It means to keep, to preserve, guard, or watch over. To realize the Lord is our Keeper imparts an enormous sense of security.
May 25, 2014
Jesus said “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” While on the surface it might seem otherwise, in these few brief sentences Jesus declares that extraordinary love will lead to extraordinary joy.
March 23, 2014
The Scriptures are clear, God knows everything about everything and that includes everything about us. But what is most incredible, totally astounding and marvelous – God gives us the privilege of knowing Him! Jesus made this possible by His sacrifice on the cross.
March 2, 2014
By sending His Son to absorb His wrath towards us, God’s justice was satisfied. God’s matchless love and amazing grace towards us was likewise satisfied. Love is the indisputable evidence that God has made us His own.
September 22, 2013
We live in a time where some falsely assert that good things come from God but troubles, trials, and tribulations come from the devil. The author of Hebrews, not to mention the authors of Proverbs, Romans, James, and other books, make clear that God is a loving Father who therefore disciplines His children for their good.
August 11, 2013
After the great victory, the warriors of Israel are soundly defeated at Ai. Why? Our God is both loving and severe. We see this even more vividly as God the Father lovingly gave His only Son, Jesus, to bear our sins on a bloody cross, absorbing the wrath we all deserved.