January 21, 2018
Jesus, as our Advocate, is One who stands before God representing us like a defense attorney. He defends our case before God Almighty, even as the Accuser of the Brethren (Satan) points to our sin. The Accuser says, “You are guilty!” Jesus says, “Not guilty!”
January 14, 2018
Clear throughout John’s first epistle is his notion that true regeneration, without transformation, makes the authenticity of the supposed regeneration, suspect. The purchase of our redemption and adoption was not cheap. Though it cost us nothing, the ransom paid was the violent death of God’s only Son. This has profound implications for our Christian walk.
November 19, 2017
Jesus said: “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” There are no loopholes. Exit the road your on, follow Christ home, and never look back!
March 5, 2017
Pride, selfishness, double mindedness, and imprudence would lead Hezekiah to make some unwise decisions that would negatively impact his nation’s future. At the age of thirty-eight or thirty-nine, Hezekiah found himself on his deathbed…
February 5, 2017
Among the reforms Josiah instituted during his reign, possibly the most important was when he restored the celebration of the Passover. The ultimate Passover Lamb would be Jesus whose sacrifice on the cross atoned for our sins completely.
April 17, 2016
Do believers still wrestle with indwelling sin? Do we still stumble and fall? Every honest believer must say yes. But here’s some better questions: Has our deliberate pattern of sin been broken? Are we free from sin and free to obey God?
September 13, 2015
As Saul was on his way to Damascus, he was blinded by a light more resplendent then the noonday sun and Jesus revealed Himself to Saul. His heart caved, the scales fell off, and he would see like never before.
August 2, 2015
At the behest of Jesus, His disciples and followers were meeting together and awaiting the promised Holy Spirit. On the Sunday of Pentecost, the Spirit came like a rushing wind with tongues of fire upon them and they began proclaiming the mighty works of God in various languages.
May 10, 2015
Jeremiah was known as the weeping prophet. He cried out to God on behalf of His people and pled tearfully for them to repent and turn to God. Jeremiah 29:7 is a powerful summation of God’s instructions to Jeremiah: “But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.”
February 17, 2013
In another parable of contrasts, told by Jesus on the Calvary road to Jerusalem, we see two men famously juxtaposed. A Pharisee and a Tax Collector; one from the most religious sect of Jewish life and the other from among the most despised.