Taking a Look at Babel
On the surface, the Tower of Babel story seems like a power struggle between God and humanity. But when you look at the literary and cultural context, another picture emerges.
I say, “Help comes from God.” I tell people, “You’re not alone.” Both are empty phrases if I don’t live like I believe them. The author of Psalm 121 spotted this problem.
Zeal Needs Humility
Anyone who uses commitment to his Lord's doctrines as an excuse to violate his Lord's commandments reveals that he holds neither gospel nor law as fervently as he thinks.
Beyond Sunday: How Paul Preached
The subject matter of his ministry was not any of the liberal arts and sciences, or the philosophy and dry morality of the Gentiles, but salvation by a crucified Christ.
Solomon's Song of Love
The Song of Solomon teaches that intimacy within marriage is received with thanksgiving, as all of God’s created gifts should be. Here right love is rightly exalted. Here desire and the fulfillment of that desire are celebrated.
How's Your Love Life?
Part of godliness is loving—as He loved—sacrificially, selflessly. Loving others not just with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth.
How to Guard Your Heart
Why is the thought life so important? Why did Solomon tell his son, “Keep your heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life?” Because the thought life controls the rest of your life.
She Just Happened to Go There and Just Happened to Meet Him…
How many times in our lives do we just “happen” to go somewhere or meet someone and later find out it was God’s wonderful providence?
The reality that God tests His followers is among the most difficult to fathom fully in Scripture, especially the Old Testament.
He Laid Hold of Their Feet
Those of us who represent the King must always remember that we look most like Jesus, not when we are looking down on others from a platform, but when we are looking up at them from a basin.
Beyond Sunday: The Requirement of Justice - And Love
Just? Surely then he will punish; no, for this very reason he will pardon.
The Gospel of the Holy Spirit
How important is the Holy Spirit in your understanding of the gospel?
What Is God Calling You to Do?
What is God calling you to do today that is bigger than you; that in order to accomplish it will require an even greater display of faith than you have ever displayed before?
From Spiritual Death to Resurrection Power
In Ephesians 2 Paul takes us down to the Death Valley of the Soul and then up to “the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.” The journey’s contrast will enhance our appreciation for what we have in Christ and will influence the way we live.
How Long, O Lord?
If you have ever experienced the glory of God, you know that nothing else will ever satisfy your soul like God. And like Isaiah, we want this joy, not just for ourselves, but for others... even when it seems no one is listening.
Beyond Sunday: Another Kind of Holiness
No one can explain the phenomena of Israel and the Holy One of Israel adequately without realizing the fundamental distinctive of Yahweh's transcendence.
Christ in You
When Christ dwells within us we enter a new life path. Prayer and Scripture study help us discover and apply the principles of life in Christ.
Experiencing the Riches of God's Grace
In Ephesians 1, Paul invites us into the very throne room of God as he shows us the blessings God has stored up for us in his treasure house - blessings we already fully possess if we belong to Jesus Christ
If we are ever to understand the grace of God, we must begin with the knowledge that God has acted graciously toward us in Christ entirely apart from human merit.
Recently, I read through Luke 22, which includes the Last Supper and the events surrounding it, and I was struck by some of the words spoken by Jesus on this momentous occasion.