What is one? What is one worth? Who is your one? The Father sent his Son because he loved the entire world (Jn. 3:16), but none of us are lost in the crowd. God loves each one. Jesus said “whoever receives one such child in my name receives me” (Matt. 18:5). In one of our … Continue reading Zero to One
Month: December 2019
GETTING READY TO DO YOUR DAILY BIBLE READING THIS YEAR
Everyone has a "sense of the Divine" (sensus divinatis)--we all have a natural inclination that God (or at least something beyond us) exists. Our daily Bible reading is a search for that God and a deeper relationship with him. As we enter that search, we find that we have these inclinations about God and God's … Continue reading GETTING READY TO DO YOUR DAILY BIBLE READING THIS YEAR
Galatians 3:7-14: GOD’S BLESSINGS THROUGH HIS FAMILY OF FAITH
Boaz went up to the gate and sat down looking for the redeemer. The kinsman-redeemer was responsible for taking care of everyone and everything that his relatives had left behind after he died. If he was unable to fulfill his duty through death or poverty, he could allow someone else to become that kinsman-redeemer. … Continue reading Galatians 3:7-14: GOD’S BLESSINGS THROUGH HIS FAMILY OF FAITH
The Bible tells us that humans are “just a little lower than the angels” (Ps. 8:5). Angels are beings without a physical body. They do not go through an “incarnation” like Christ in order to operate on earth. Angels are created beings. They do not eternally exist by virtue of their own power like the … Continue reading ANGELS
Competition or Teamwork: Can Biblical Theology, Systematic Theology, Practical Theology, Historical Theology Work Together?
Like a driver overcorrecting in the snow, we often skip over truth while veering into extremes. Sometimes, dedication to the exegesis of an individual passage or the overarching narrative of Scripture can cause even the best of scholars to ignore the great doctrines interwoven in and presented in Scripture. At times, there have been those … Continue reading Competition or Teamwork: Can Biblical Theology, Systematic Theology, Practical Theology, Historical Theology Work Together?
Winston Churchill once said, “History shall speak well of me for I intend to write it.” In order for that to happen, Churchill had to help win the war against the evil Nazi empire. When we think of history, we should think of these great events, but there is something greater which should demand … Continue reading Writing History
“This Jesus who was taken up from you into heaven,” the angel said, “will come again in the same way as you saw him go into heaven” (Acts 1:11). Christians believe that Jesus “ascended to the heavens,” and “will come to judge the living and the dead.” This, in a nutshell, is the study of … Continue reading Eschatology
GREAT IS THY חֶסֶד FAITHFULNESS: If God is Good, Why Do I Suffer? Few answers, a God to trust, and a trajectory for happiness.
If God is good, why do people suffer? If God is good, why do good people suffer? We aren’t given clear answers to these questions in Scripture, but we are assured that we may trust God and the trajectory he has set for us. The Bible is filled with good people who suffer. Job … Continue reading GREAT IS THY חֶסֶד FAITHFULNESS: If God is Good, Why Do I Suffer? Few answers, a God to trust, and a trajectory for happiness.