January 25, 2015
Psalm 88 is the darkest Psalm in the Bible. Authorship is attributed to a man named Heman the Ezrahite and his Job-like dirge was probably not a highly requested worship song. Heman’s prayer is a desperate cry.
January 18, 2015
Psalms 42 and 43 were most likely written as a single psalm. There’s a reoccurring refrain in these psalms that asks: “Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise Him, my salvation and my God.”
July 20, 2014
Matthew, Mark, and Luke all tell the story of Jesus healing two people on the same day. Both of these miracles have deep implications for us today in regards to hope for the future.
April 20, 2014
The implications of Jesus’ resurrection are numerous. Our Lord’s rising from the dead declares that He is indeed God and all that He claimed to be. However, if Christ did not rise from the dead, the ramifications are stark, bleak, and hopeless.
January 5, 2014
Dr. J. Vernon McGee once said in a radio broadcast this about Romans 8: “It begins with no condemnation; it ends with no separation; and in between we have God working together for our good–it doesn’t get much better than that.” This may be the most succinct and profound commentary on this great chapter ever stated.
December 29, 2013
Advent is also an appropriate time to consider Jesus’ second Advent. While there is much eschatological debate about Jesus’ return, there is little debate that He will be back someday.
November 24, 2013
Thanksgiving is obviously more than a holiday according to the Scriptures. It’s an attitude of the heart that is meant to transcend circumstances- trumping anxiety, worry, dread, and other such thieves of joy and peace.
October 27, 2013
A bucket list is typically a list of things someone wants to do or accomplish before they die. One thing is for certain in this life, we are all going to die someday. What is less certain is how we will spend eternity.
March 31, 2013
Simon, whom Jesus renamed Peter, was Jesus’ close friend and His right-hand man in ministry. But Peter failed His master when Jesus needed him most by denying 3 times that he even knew Jesus.
January 27, 2013
While scholars have long debated whether the story of the rich man (Dives in the Latin) and Lazarus is a parable or not, we know that Jesus is speaking truth to all who will have ears to hear.